was that manure dry and shredded, and would aged Hpoo, dried and shredded work in your formula. I intend on using your recipie in a few days for a Pan Cyan Goliath grow, and would like to make shure before hand, cause it sounds and looks like it works great for the pans.
thanks, pvacant and good luck on the grow
pvacant, the horse manure was dry, aged, and I broke it up with my hand when it was dry before adding it to the mix. In general I don't think any mushroom can grow, or at least fruit, in fresh manure because the amonia in fresh manure is just too toxic.
About the formula used here: the flax seed meal is not necessary, and I did not notice any benefit to the colonization using it versus other grows I've done without it. It probably introduces more chances for contamination as well. I thought I'd try it, though, just because I had it around.