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Offliner05c03
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Logs over the winter
    #1058114 - 11/16/02 12:54 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

okay so I found some fresh cut logs today, and I am going to be getting in some chicken of the woods dowel. If I inoculate these logs and keep them in my 65 degree basement all winter will the fungus grow and colonize? Has anyone colonized logs over winter in their basement?


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Re: Logs over the winter [Re: r05c03]
    #1058171 - 11/16/02 01:31 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

There's a simple way to gauge this: does fungus or mold grow in your basement? Nope, didn't think so :-p

It's probably a little too dry down there....unless you fancy building a humidity tent for the logs.

-psy


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Re: Logs over the winter [Re: psyconaut]
    #1058208 - 11/16/02 01:52 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Well, that is true to some extent. However environment in basement does not equal = environment under the bark where the fungus is is going to be growing. The logs I have still have a green layer and therefore have moisture under the periderm. You can walk around the woods in the summer and not see mold or fungus growing on sick or fallen trees, but come october they fruit. That is because the fungus growing in the wood is in the substrate, even if outward conditions are relatively dry.

Just to clarify, I was not thinking of fruiting the logs in the basement, I was simply want to get them colonized during the winter instead of waiting for spring.


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Re: Logs over the winter [Re: r05c03]
    #1058304 - 11/16/02 02:50 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

do "freshly" cut logs need to age in order to allow natural fungicides found in the tree to decay? you could make a plastic tent to "maintain" the moisture in your "freshly" cut logs... not all tree's that have fallen in our woods develope fungus growth. as a matter of fact this year the growth was minimal, probably because of drought conditions... i'm not sure... hmmm... i would love to know how u and ur logs make out next year... good luck to u!~~~




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Re: Logs over the winter [Re: r05c03]
    #1060737 - 11/17/02 07:30 PM (21 years, 8 months ago)

Probably going to vary by species, I'd guess. Regardless, it would be my instinct to wrap them in a garbage bag/other plastic. . .I bet they'd do fine. 65 is pretty warm for a basement, at worst it will likely establish itself at the inoculation points so it will really take off in the spring. One advantage is that the competition isn't going to be as well represented in your basement. Best of luck;

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Re: Logs over the winter [Re: Suntzu]
    #1077217 - 11/22/02 03:07 PM (21 years, 7 months ago)

I wrote to Fungi Perfecti and got this answer.

Ian,

You can inoculate those no problem if you keep them in your basement over the winter. I recommend waxing all points of inoculation. You will find that in the spring the sap is flowing which is great for the mycelium, but the mycelium will colonize the wood cut in the fall, just not as quick as the spring cut wood.

Jim Gouin
F>P.

I guess I will put them in bags with holes, I here that low C02 can lead to the favoring of some contams.

Thanks to all that answered this post



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