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pecan instead of alder
    #1304364 - 02/13/03 04:27 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

ok, i have a jar of honeywater going, and have some pecan chips/dust at hand. can i use pecan instead of maple or alder? would it be a wise idea to experiment, or would i be wasting spores?


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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: Anonymous]
    #1304382 - 02/13/03 04:34 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Do you know the latin name for the pecan tree?or weather its a hardwood or softwood?


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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: G a n j a]
    #1304386 - 02/13/03 04:35 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

ill get back to you with that

ok here goes

latin name: Carya illinoensis

it seems to be a hardwood. it was listed as a hard wood by a lumber company. all the softwoods i saw were pines, firs, and other sappy trees. pecan doesnt fall under this category, so im about 95% its hardwood


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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: Anonymous]
    #1304437 - 02/13/03 05:09 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Pecan is a moderatly dense hardwood, it has a low sap content and is very suitable for cultivation of mushrooms, I do alot of wood work and around here there are alot of Pecan Trees, try and avoid the bark, it harbors pests and other contaminates....

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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: Anonymous]
    #1304489 - 02/13/03 05:34 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Ah hickory tree :smile: Prisoner#1 is right its a hard wood and should work out ok for cultivation.Get back to us if your successful.
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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: G a n j a]
    #1309802 - 02/15/03 12:46 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

thanks all, ill keep you posted


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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: Anonymous]
    #1309974 - 02/15/03 02:50 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

some other hardwoods you might find in Smurfland, hazel, popler, apple, and scrub oak .
i think white oak colonizes slowly, because it is vary dense, yet it is preferred by some species, such as shitaki .
and, a lama once told me, he found a mushroom growing on an old oak table that was rotting in an old barn . the mushroom he said,  altered his depth perception, so that he felt like he was 7' tall or floating above the ground .
good luck with your grow :smile:and keep us posted . :smile:

     


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Re: pecan instead of alder [Re: deanofmean]
    #1310964 - 02/16/03 06:06 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

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some other hardwoods you might find in Smurfland, hazel, popler, apple, and scrub oak .
i think white oak colonizes slowly, because it is vary dense, yet it is preferred by some species, such as shitaki .




I believe that the actual problem with white oak is that it has an exremly high tannin content, the same reason that its used for wine barrels, it aids in fermentation but its acidic. Expose white oak to amonia and it begins to turn black.

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