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What are your experiences with these mushrooms and various woods?
Edited by Sidestreet, 11 May 2018 - 04:55 AM.
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Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:29 AM
I've been having trouble sourcing good hardwood sawdust locally. There is a sawmill that has a mix of hard and softwood, though. Will a mix be OK?
Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:03 AM
When I first started growing edibles, I used alder shavings, hardwood stove pellets, and cardboard. I used to get cardboard cut up in 1/2-1 inch squares in 4 cf bags. Today, I just use hardwood stove pellets. If you live near a tractor supply, you can pick them up for 4 bucks a bag. Other places cost a couple bucks more. The awesome thing about the pellets is that just about everything will chew through it. Look into Rush Waynes book in the archives. I think someone condensed down the highlights. I don't use peroxide, but when I tried just the pellets, I was sold. I have grown almost all of the oyster species, lions mane, maitake, reishi, shaggy manes and reishi with them. Supplement the pellets and your good to go. I have never supplemented for the oysters. To me, they are the weeds of the species. They will grow on anything. I don't care what FP says.
Posted 12 May 2018 - 08:50 AM
In my experiments I found that fungi like a varied diet (more than just one specie of wood).
I had access to a shredded mix composed of several kinds of hardwood trees and brush which was the waste-product from a large "landscaping project". That project is long done and the waste product no longer available. I miss that hardwood mix terribly. The mushrooms just ripped through the stuff as if it were candy.
I've done some experiments with pine sawdust mixed with coir and had some limited success but I'm not satisfied.
I have yet to try the pellet stove fuel.
Posted 12 May 2018 - 07:01 PM
I'm feeding mine mixes of fuel pellets, wood chips, mulches, paper pulp and cardboard's, and woody stemmed plants too. Oak sawdust and hardwood chips I supplement with wheat bran which of course means sterilizing, speaking of which I need to get plates poured and spawn going because if I try to run the PC too much as summer comes on the family will get grumpy about the heat in the house.........
Cool chart man I like it.......
Posted 12 May 2018 - 10:53 PM
Try using the PC outside on the grill.
Posted 13 May 2018 - 01:06 AM
I have tried numerous things in the mixes. Corn cobb, dried corn stalks, chipped up dried leaves, newspaper.. I go back to pellets. I like experimenting. Keeps things fresh. I always come back to the pellets though. Different pet beddings and cellulose litters for the critters are good to add if they are organically made will usually work nicely also. Just have fun with it and see what works for you. I like to keep things as simple as possible.
Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:41 PM
Thanks, I'll keep this.
The turkey tail looks easily pleased, are they easy to grow?
Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:06 AM
Cool chart man I like it.......
Thanks, but I didn't make it. It's from Fungi Perfecti.
Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:03 PM
If you can find it, soybean meal and wood stove pellets make for an excellent sub. It is easy, and readily available. It also offers all the nutes most edibles need.
Posted 14 December 2018 - 10:52 AM
Posted 14 December 2018 - 06:19 PM
I noticed bamboo isn't mentioned.
I am currently fruiting Shiitake using a modified Pf tek with ground WBS and wooden skewers. Turns out the skewers were bamboo, but they're fruiting nicely anyway.
Any other species known to do ok on bamboo?
I'd think any that do well on straw. Oysters, shiitake, etc.
Posted 08 February 2020 - 05:38 PM
Does anyone know what kind of wood these logs are by chance? The two on the left are the same, so there are three logs, but only two kinds. I can get more if these are "good" for mushrooms. I have Yellow Reischi, Lions Mane and Shiitake I would like to try.
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