I'm very happy with the first trials of the poo-pucks. The fruit I got were the the biggest i've harvested to date even though the strain was unknown to me.
Early indications are that the pucks can produce decent yields. No contams yet either. One thing i'm noticing is that the puck on the right (pic below) is compressed much more than the one on the left , and it had better mycelium growth and larger fruits. I think 'll pack the next ones nice and tight.
The pucks we're still decently moist after the first flush , but I gave them an hour or two soak in cold water to hydrate. Now they are idling before the second flush. It will be interesting to see what happens in round two.
I think for pans it would be good to have a poo paper piece that covered the entire bottom of a tub. The reason I say this is because pans are so dainty that a pucks worth would 'nt add up to much. Seems they need to be in a thick carpet to amount to anything.
Woodlovers like Oysters could do good on a puck made of things like woodchips , straw, bamboo , garlic chips , paper etc. If a person cut the lid off a large pop bottle and then stuffed the inside of the bottle with poo paper mix nice and tight , and then cut holes all around the bottle for air, the Oysters would fruit out those holes. Could work good.
I'll try some different things shortly. I feel confident enough with the results so far to recommend these pucks to others. They are easy to make and seem contam-free so far (even after intentionally infecting with trich).
Please feel free to try this at home and report back.