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Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ?
    #11206904 - 10/08/09 12:33 PM (8 years, 11 days ago)

Basically, i am looking for advise on growing Hericium Erinaceus. I want to enoculate the wounds of a live oak tree in my yard, which is the growing conditions that i once found Hericium in the wild. Could i do a liquid culture & just enoc the tree with that?? Or should i do wood plugs & drill into the tree?


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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: A3eyedfish]
    #11206940 - 10/08/09 12:40 PM (8 years, 11 days ago)

I would say plugs would be better, but why are you infecting your tree?  This mushroom grows just as well on dead wood.


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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: A3eyedfish]
    #11212556 - 10/09/09 03:00 AM (8 years, 10 days ago)

The convenience offered by dowels is unmatched.

While it may be convenient, a living tree is better
left to grow other things.

Hericium will yield much better results for you on a
mixed substrate, or rounds partially buried in the earth.


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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: bioBot]
    #11215592 - 10/09/09 03:46 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

Well, i have read up on the natural growing conditions, in this i read that Hericium commonly grows in the old wounds of hard wood trees. In addition, i once found a wild specimen in the woods growing on the wound of a "Live" ( type of oak tree ), oak, and since i have a tree available with several old wounds i want to try & use that.


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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: A3eyedfish]
    #11216362 - 10/09/09 06:05 PM (8 years, 10 days ago)

It may take quite some time for you to
see results compared to other methods, then
again it may not - could be hit or miss.

Also - just a theory - but won't it negatively
affect the lifespan of the tree?

Coincidentally I've got a very old oak near
my place with a huge aerial burl that is being
eaten by Hericium - last year it grew some
huge fruits - unfortunately too high to easily
reach, but quite beautiful.



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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: bioBot]
    #11220375 - 10/10/09 01:29 PM (8 years, 9 days ago)

nice pic


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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: A3eyedfish]
    #17930394 - 03/09/13 08:12 PM (4 years, 7 months ago)

I'm using wood shavings from a friend with a wood shop and peroxide!


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Re: Is there a Tek for growing Hericium Erinaceus ? [Re: psychomike86]
    #17930406 - 03/09/13 08:15 PM (4 years, 7 months ago)

This thread is pretty old my friend.


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