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Lentinula edodes

Shiitake



(Lentinus edodes, Shiitake)

Growth Parameters
  • Spawn Run:
    Incubation Temp: 70-80F (21-27C)
    Relative Humidity: 95-100%
    Duration: 35-70 days depending of isolate and strain
    Carbon Dioxide: >10,000 ppm
    Light Requirements: 50-100 lux
  • Primordia Formation:
    Initiation Temp: 50-60F (10-16C) for cold weather strains; 60-70F (16-21C) for warm weather strains
    Relative Humidity: 95-100%
    Duration: 5-7 days
    Carbon Dioxide: <1,000 ppm
    Light Requirements: 500-2,000 lux at 370-420nm
  • Fruitbody Development:
    Fruitbody Development-
    Temp: 50-70F (10-21C) cold weather strain; 60-80F (16-27C) warm weather strain
    Relative Humidity: 60-80%
    Duration: 5-8 days
    Carbon Dioxide: <1,000 ppm
    Light Requirements: 500-2,000 lux at 370-420nm
  • Cropping Cycle:
    Every 2-3 weeks for 8-12 weeks (16 weeks)

Methods of Cultivation:
  • Outdoors: a. Hardwood logs are inoculated with dowels or sawdust and laid horizontally side by side. The logs are then partially buried using untreated sawdust. b. A rooted stump, preferably oak or chestnut, may be inoculated with dowels or sawdust.
  • Indoors: Sterilized blocks of sawdust may be used for indoor cultivation. The exhausted blocks may be buried outside to produce additional fruits or may be used as spawn for inoculating stumps and logs.

Suggested Agar Culture Media: PDYA, MYA, OMYA, with the addition of .2% hardwood sawdust used as final substrate.

Spawn recommendations: Rye, wheat, sorgum, or corn for expansions; sawdust/woodchips for the final substrate.

Substrates for Fruiting: 50/50 mix of hardwood sawdust and hardwood chips supplemented with bran and gypsum. Also, doweled logs may be used for outdoor fruiting.

Pictures

Popcorn spawn

Wood chips spawn

Shiitake on sawdust block

Shiitake on sawdust block

Shiitake on sawdust block

Baby_Hitler

bluelou

bluelou

bluelou

psyconaut

Shiitake wood dowels

Shiitake wood dowels

Shiitake wood dowels

Shiitake wood dowels

Primordia on agar

Paid

Suntzu

Suntzu

Suntzu

feito

Shiitake logs fruiting

Shiitake logs fruiting

Shiitake logs fruiting

Shiitake logs fruiting

Shiitake logs fruiting

Anno

Anno

Anno

Anno

Anno

Shiitake logs

Log incubation greenhouse

Fruitings

Fruitings

Shiitake on logs

BigBlackNinja

BigBlackNinja

BigBlackNinja

BigBlackNinja

silycyber

Shiitake on logs

Shiitake on logs

Dried shiitake

silycyber

silycyber

psyconaut

Phytoextractum
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