Home | Community | Message Board


Everything Mushrooms
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Offlinejonjanmush
Stranger
Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 4
Last seen: 6 years, 1 month
shiitake culture on logs, starts white then turns brown
    #4746647 - 10/02/05 10:02 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Hi! :smile:

I have had success growing shiitake from sawdust blocks, and I'm now learning how to grow shiitake from plugs in logs.

The issue is that the culture will be white are grow for a few days, and then it starts to turn brown.  I've soaked the logs for 24hrs (well-tap water), and fridged them for 24hrs, and I mist them with well-tap water once a day.

I am figuring the solution is humidity-related?  Any ideas what is a possible fix?

THANKS
JJ


edit:  I figured it out...  With the sawdust blocks, I was used to seeing flushes within a couple weeks.  I didn't know that a log with spawn plugs can take many months :smirk:


Edited by jonjanmush (09/10/08 02:40 AM)


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineHotnuts
old hand
 User Gallery

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 3,436
Loc: Wild Blue Yawnder
Last seen: 17 days, 1 hour
Re: shiitake culture on logs, starts white then turns brown [Re: jonjanmush]
    #4768225 - 10/07/05 11:36 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

I've seen similar occurances from a friends grow on PF cakes with Shitake's. His turned brown as well, but when the temps lowered they fruited nicely. Mid 60's and lower RH's is what worked good for him.....


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
OfflineRogerRabbitM
Bans for Pleasure
Male User Gallery

Registered: 03/26/03
Posts: 42,021
Loc: USA Mountain Northwest
Last seen: 4 days, 8 hours
Trusted Cultivator
Re: shiitake culture on logs, starts white then turns brown [Re: Hotnuts]
    #4769481 - 10/07/05 04:08 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

Correct. Every Shiitake block or log I've grown has turned brown in places.
RR


--------------------
Download Let's Grow Mushrooms



semper in excretia sumus solim profundum variat

"I've never had a failed experiment.  I've only discovered 10,000 methods which do not work."
Thomas Edison


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Offlinejonjanmush
Stranger
Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 4
Last seen: 6 years, 1 month
Re: shiitake culture on logs, starts white then turns brown [Re: RogerRabbit]
    #4770588 - 10/07/05 09:39 PM (12 years, 2 months ago)

thanks

yeah, on these logs, so far ALL of the white turns brown.

more humidity/spraying does seem to help.
I'll lower the temp also and see how it affect things..

There are finally a few bumps of white, so hopefully they'll keep growing..


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Invisiblemah2b1
Researcher
 User Gallery

Registered: 11/17/02
Posts: 86
Loc: Mid-West, USA
Re: shiitake culture on logs, starts white then turns brown [Re: jonjanmush]
    #4771236 - 10/08/05 12:37 AM (12 years, 2 months ago)

my plug spawn started turning brown (barking over) after leaving it in my fridge for some time, never even opened the bag. But it still worked for inoculating supplemented sawdust blocks and I got fruits. I did try to use the plugs that had the least amount of brown on them


--------------------
If it's not broken, then the government will try to fix it until it is.


Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* Shiitake grow log, nambi 2,914 4 02/09/07 07:40 PM
by RogerRabbit
* Looking for shiitake culture or print... will trade reishi 10cc or print Emperor Reishi 471 0 11/03/08 07:17 AM
by Emperor Reishi
* innoculating from Shiitake culture stan 1,704 5 05/24/02 02:55 AM
by r05c03
* where can i find a reasonable price for a Shiitake culture? hightimesreader 977 6 01/29/07 06:34 PM
by micololo2
* Where Can I get Shiitake Culture from??? BurntByTheSun13 1,049 4 04/28/07 06:08 PM
by BurntByTheSun13
* Hericium, Shiitake, and Reishi projects
( 1 2 3 4 all )
RogerRabbitM 14,639 60 01/25/07 11:13 PM
by Mushrump_Farmer
* Does anyone have any close-up pictures of shiitake culture on oak sawdust? shroomsynergy 1,728 13 01/27/06 08:49 PM
by shroomsynergy
* Wooden questions - Shiitake on logs felixhigh 1,223 4 04/15/07 03:22 PM
by felixhigh

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: RogerRabbit, cronicr, Pastywhyte
1,084 topic views. 2 members, 12 guests and 1 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
FreeSpores.com
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2017 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.023 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 19 queries.