Is it a specific wood? I was wondering the same about the Ovoids, but it seems wood in general is good to go.Just tossing this here as I intend to grow some Shitake's...
Here is the recipe I am looking at doing for these blocks:
2 parts sawdust
1 part wood chips
1/8th part wheat,rice or oat bran
1/20th part gypsum
Interesting, I'll follow along and see how they go for you bud.Some of the woods shiitakes thrive on for sawdust bags is alder, cottonwood, poplar, willow, aspen, sweetgum and other fast decomposing hardwoods. For log production oak is the wood of choice for shiitakes. Reports show shiitake do not do well on fruit tree woods.
If their fruiting conditions are similar to cubes, you should be fine running them in your martha with everything elseThese are going to be a challenge for my newbie ass~
That one got bookmarked, sounds like a pretty solid tekwaylit's woodlover tek:
Waylit's WoodLover Tek - FAQ : Frequently Asked QuestionsGrowing Magic Mushrooms, Mushroom spores, Ayahuasca, Magic Mushroom, Cultivation, Magic Mushroom Cultivation, Psilocybe Mushrooms, Cactis and Cannabis, including research, legislation, media coverage, bibliography and lots of linksmycotopia.net
Nice updated please because I'm really interested in how the process goesI am thinking of making a bed outside now after that read....I have a few shady spots near some silver maple im thinking about
Yup thats the wood im going to use for thee wood lovers...WayLit preferred it..Alder?
I only know because I use the same chips in my big chief smoker lolYup thats the wood im going to use for thee wood lovers...WayLit preferred it..
Wood stove pellets also make a nice material to transfer to and from.
Woodlovers are quite contam resistant once there is no longer grain in the substrate mix. In my opinion, thats one of the keys to success.
Once it is colonizing the wood, get the grain out or transfer away from it.
There is a lot of info out there on shiitakes. I think you will be surprised and be more successful than you might anticipate.
Temps might be the most difficult part.