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When using dung in controlled growing of mushrooms, is it ok if the dung is crawling with bugs? Will that contaminate the mushrooms that will grow? I'm using horse dung and I dont want the bugs to contaminate the shrooms.
i've never seen dung so badly infested with bugs that it might not work... you'll be pasteurizing it, which will kill all the bugs. i don't think that the presence of dead bugs in the substrate would be a big deal, but it could be a vector for post-pasteurizing contamination by mold or bacteria.