MObeek
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What kind of mushroom are you going to try to grow?

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Update: The mycelia in the bag is still growing. No stinky smell so far so I must have eliminated the green molds.

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my daughter grew oyster mushrooms last year, we did get some to ear but eventually that green mold took hold.
Yesterday she started some white buttons from mushrooms we purchased at the market.

Richard

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MObeek wrote:What kind of mushroom are you going to try to grow?
I was hoping to grow Phoenix Oyster mushrooms since we have a few logs from my pine tree hanging out in the back yard. Plus I'm in Los Angeles, which seems perfect for them since we have a lot of warm days.

So is the green mold the mossy stuff that grows on wet dirt? Or is it something more sinister...

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To Alloyjane: Here's a link where you can find out about different contiminants that could ruin your mushrooms. The green mold is of the genus Trichoderma. It is another type of fungus. According to the link, it gives out toxin that causes the mushrooms to develop soft decay. I'm just glad I managed to stop its growth by dousing it with diluted hydrogen peroxide. Supposedly, the peroxide won't hurt the oyster mushroom. In fact, someone from fungi.com also recommended I spray my logs with diluted peroxide when I found green mold growing all over the logs. It worked on the logs also! :)

https://www.shroomery.org/5276/What-are- ... om-culture

Wikipedia said moss is a small plant.

Here's some good info on your Phoenix oyster mushroom.
https://www.shroomery.org/9411/Pleurotus-pulmonarius

My mushroom is called Pearl oyster mushroom = Pleurotus ostreatus

You may have to register with shroomery.org to see the links I gave you. But registering is free so that's not a problem.

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Do update this thread with what you do and the results. Thanks

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Oh joy! Something is peeking on top of the bag! :D

I hope the fungus gnats don't discover it. :|

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Thanks for those links, that first article is fascinating. A lot of "ew" and "woah" going on in there. Cheers to your first crop!

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Re: Has anyone grown oyster mushrooms on logs?

Update: I didn't get much out of the first flush of mushrooms. But the bag is producing a second flush now. I'm hoping I can get the two fruit bodies to produce big caps by watering both the caps and the bases of the fruit bodies.

Also, I transfered my logs outdoors. No shrooms peeking out of the plugs still.

Last, I'm still battling green molds in my monotub experiment with dilluted hydrogen peroxide. I'm still hopeful though.

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FYI: I'm still battling with fungus gnats, too, and one or two has discovered my bag of shrooms. :(

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