Questions tagged [mushrooms]

Mushrooms are the fleshy fruiting bodies of a fungus, which bear spores for reproduction. Includes mushrooms with a stem and cap as well as any fruiting body, such as truffles or jelly fungus.

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What type of edible mushrooms can I easily inoculate in logs and grow in USDA zone 4a for full sun?

I'm currently building a home fungal/crop garden, and am wondering what types of mushrooms can inoculate fresh cut oak logs with that will grow in full sun next to tall grass on one side, and a wood ...
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Is rubbing alcohol poisonous to shiitake mushrooms?

Within 24 hours my shiitake log got covered with a lot of green mold from a manufacturer, and feel I should douse the log with alcohol to try to save it. would this be a good idea?
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is it a good idea to throw part of a mushroom in the bottom of every plant hole?

As a hobby mycologist I get a lot of mushrooms in my yard, and I was wondering if it's a bad idea to throw part of a mycorrhizal fungi in the bottom of every hole that I drop a plant into so it can ...
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How do I propagate chaga?

I found some chaga today growing on a birch tree, and want to propagate it at home. How do I propagate chaga on a birch tree?
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Brown mold on my reishi grow?

I'm growing a monotub of reishi. The tub is well colonised but it looks like there's a couple square inches where the reishi myc isn't growing and I noticed a small patch of brown eaten into the ...
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Do Chicken of the woods rubbings on trees work for propagation?

I've heard that it's very hard to propagate COW, and was wondering if rubbing the tree with past prime parts of COW would help propagate them. Think similar to bear tree slashing.
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What will fungi do in an aerobic environment?

This winter I'm considering adding another foot to my wine cap bed so it has a nice thermal environment all winter. That would make it under 2' (wood chip dimensions of 10'x100'x2') of wood chips/...
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What edible mushrooms will grow on huckleberry logs?

I was given some huckleberry wood by a friend, and was wondering what mushrooms I can grow on it.
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How long does it take for King Stropharia to colonize cardboard?

I recently put in a cardboard bed of King Stropharia, and was wondering what growth rates I'm looking at to get successful colonization to rip it apart, and get more material going. I love ...
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Growing oyster mushrooms: Mycelium turning reddish brown? Help!

I am growing oyster mushrooms. I am a beginner. My first batch. It has been something like 10-11ish days now since I started the batch. It is almost three quarters colonized. Suddenly some brown-red ...
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Very heavy smell while growing oyster mushrooms

I started growing oyster mushrooms. A really small batch really. One bucket with almost 3 gallons of substrate and spawn. I bought my spawn online and stored it in the fridge, sealed in its container. ...
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What fungus is this? (Peruvian amazon fungi)

I found what I think is a fungus (Ascomycetes division?) in the Peruvian rainforest the first week of August. Does anybody know at least the common name/genus of it? Thank you so much!
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What mushroom inoculation method works better?

I've heard about both cardboard, under the plant, and direct seeding inoculation methods for growing wine caps in the soil. Does one method work better than the other? If so which one works better?
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What proportions should be mixed of urea, wine caps, and dirt?

I have all of my nitrogen locked up with wood chips (4 Silverado 1500 truck loads) from last year, and now am trying to rebalance my soil, so I plan to mix winecaps with ura (45-0-0) with the native ...
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How big of a container will I want to grow mushrooms in to keep the environment sterile?

I'm experimenting with growing black oyster mushrooms, and shiitake mushrooms this summer in plastic boxes to keep the house fungus free. how big of containers would you recommend keeping to grow ...