Shiitake 2017

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  1. muskie

    muskie Myco-Backpacker Mushroom Doctor Expert Identifier

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    Not a bad pinset for 85F

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    Wow! Just Wow!
     
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    Beautiful production of shiitakes, well done!
    I'm wanting to grow some on logs myself here in Australia but it seems hard to get the cold weather varieties where I live in the southern most state. Any chance for a print of each of your varieties?
    Hate asking for handouts but would be good to see what fruits the best in our conditions and log types.
    Miss happiness, le 75, wr46 etc.
    All good if its too much of a hassle.
    Keep up the good work, interesting to know how each one tastes.
     
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    You know, for someone living on a semi desert island, seeing these pics is just stunning!
     
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    A couple of pin shots from this round. Night Velvet on Sugar Maple and White Oak.

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    IMG_0203.JPG Lovely to see good pinning. How often do you water your logs? What are the temps wher you live in the summer time? Interested as I am about to start a grow on 120 logs recently harvested, see pic
    Cheers, JF
     
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    Nice! Is that Eucalyptus?

    An average Summertime temp here would be 85 or 90F day/65 or 75 night.

    I try to keep them on a schedule of at least 2.5 cm of rainfall every two weeks as far as keeping them hydrated goes, especially for newly inoculated logs during spawn run. If we don't get the rain they usually start getting 2 hour maintenance soaks or sprinkling.

    I fruit a few logs every week, so established logs get cycled through soaking that way, also.

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    Thanks for the info, very handy. Yes they are eucalyptus logs well spotted. Eucalyptus nitens a fast growing species in Australia usually grown in plantations for wood fibre. So by fruiting a few logs each week, does that give you a fairly constant crop of shiitakes all year round?
    Cheers JF
     
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