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home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production
    #4058125 - 04/15/05 11:24 AM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Here is an idea i had whilst looking for long narrow plastic bags behind a carpet warehouse...for sawdust oyster growing

Take some cardboard tubes, about 4 or 5 inches wide 3-5' foot long ( thrown out by carpet shops by the load) - the thicher the better. pack with hardwood sawdust and shredded straw, soak...fill with slightly limed water. seal ends. leave for a week. then drain by drilling holes in............inoculate with dowel plugs / grain etc. i'd imagine that by varying the substrate and by packing fairly hard/ loosly this method would be good for a variety of wood eating fungi I havnt tried this yet but am certain it will work very well..... I shall be experimenting with this method right away!

P.S. if anyone has any interesting strains of oyster/ hericium they can share please e.mail me.


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: markquis]
    #4058331 - 04/15/05 12:31 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

can you get a bunch of these bags...ill trade you for some reishi plates..


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: markquis]
    #4058614 - 04/15/05 01:37 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

limed water = effective pasteurization of sawdust/chips???


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: markquis]
    #4060685 - 04/15/05 11:24 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

Is this something that you feel would work outside (for shiitake or Hericium) or would it need to be kept in an indoor environment? I would really like to know how this works as I am having a hell of a time trying to find suitable logs.


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: markquis]
    #4062578 - 04/16/05 04:04 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

This seems like a great idea. I'm excited to see how you do with it. I'd like to grow Shiitake next and I'm fishing for a few good methods. Keep us updated!


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: THEDANGLER]
    #4068616 - 04/18/05 02:34 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

These plastic bags are about 1ft diam and up to 15 ft long. by using tight ties/string i make em into long sawdust -straw- shit sausages (mmmmm) I'd be happy to send some but the postage would be a lot as they are quite thick.(boiling water resistant!)
as for spores i have some huge 'large fruits' and some nice 'golden teacher' and a few wild psilo' cyanescens, from some huge specimens about 10 cm wide!!--- will swap for other interesting strains. esp gourmet medicinal. mush_eee@hotmail.com


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: MonkeyPod]
    #4068658 - 04/18/05 02:52 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

I havn't tried this method before, but i'd imagine it wouldnt work too well indoors without temprature and humidity controll. Outdoors the hand compressed - (with a scaffold pole or something) (woodchips/sawdust/whatever would colonise fuller and quicker than a solid oak log. Oak chips could be used with (hopefully)a better yeild than solid logs. the fruiting babies could be encouraged to grow out by sticking a clean knife in the cardboard tube here and there. One drawback is they would probably only last one season.
For indoor..(garage. attic. cellar?) plastic cookable filter patch bags are the best for ease and quick return. make your own by sticking a hot(not red hot) fork through a thick placcie bag and sticking a few layers of surgical micropore tape over the holes!!


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: shroomaker]
    #4068662 - 04/18/05 02:55 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

i meant adding limet o slightly sterilise, or rather to make the ph too much for some of the problem competetors. agricultural gypsum would likely be better or good as well


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Re: home made 'logs' for extra-fast shitake / oyster production [Re: markquis]
    #4069382 - 04/18/05 06:46 PM (12 years, 3 months ago)

imagine using a tub full of oak chips that were knocked up with shiitake. It works great.


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