Could these be shitake

mousekabobJuly 31, 2007

Ok, experimented with some substrata and some shitake plugs a few months ago. Miserable failure, lots of mold, so I tossed them in the compost pile. These started coming up a week or so ago. Didn't think much of it. But, could they be shitake? I know the spent oyster mushroom blocks I tossed on teh pile fruited, but those are much easier to identify.

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pondwelr(z5 WI)

NOT shitake. We have two successful mushroom farmers in the area, and they put the spore plugs between the bark and cambrium of oak logs, later plunge into icy water for x# of hours to force the fruiting. You really need to research and follow the exactness to get fruiting sh'rooms.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2007 at 3:15PM
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I tried doing the mushroom thing a few times, never got anything out of it. That's why I look for wild mushrooms instead, much less frustrating!

    Bookmark   August 26, 2007 at 8:29PM
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Those look like some kind of Lepiota, which could be anything from dealy to delicious. But they definitely aren't shiitake. I saw some very similar a day or two ago growing from a stump.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2007 at 10:58PM
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