Blue Oyster Mushroom Plug Spawn (Pleurotus ostreatus) - Dowel Spawn | Little Acre
Blue Oyster Mushroom Plug Spawn (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Blue Oyster Mushroom Plug Spawn (Pleurotus ostreatus)

Regular price $25.00

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package contains:

  • 100 or 500 hardwood dowels colonised with Blue Oyster mushroom mycelium ready and waiting to inoculate logs.
  • Spiral grooved hardwood dowels specifically designed for creating mushroom plug spawn.  
  • Prepared in our purpose-built, high quality cleanrooms and laboratory facility.
  • Comes in a sealed filter patch bag.

Hint: We recommend using 50 plugs for a log of 100 - 150mm diameter and 1000mm in length.

STORAGE

Chill in the fridge until ready to use. Use within three months for best results.

Scroll down for more growing details.

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Local

  • Produced here at our Brisbane facility
  • Support our small (but mighty) independent business!

Sustainable

  • Outdoor log cultivation is a natural, Earth-friendly way to cultivate mushrooms
  • Shipped using biodegradable tape in a recyclable cardboard box

SHIPPING & DELIVERY

We strongly recommend shipping plug spawn via Express Post as mycelium is extremely sensitive to temperature changes and transport conditions.

Dispatch

We’ll almost always ship the same-day if ordered before 12pm, and next day after 12pm (please just allow us a little wiggle room for a few rare occasions). In super busy times please allow 3-4 days for dispatch.

Please note this applies to all orders, including our express post shipments.  

Tracking information

Once your order has been shipped, you’ll receive an email with your tracking link so you can stay up to date with where your order is at.

Delivery times

Delivery times are tricky to provide these days. You’ll be able to check your unique delivery estimate provided by Australia Post via the tracking link in your email with the subject “Your order has been shipped!”. 

Shipping destinations

We ship Australia-wide. We currently do not offer international shipping, sorry team!

Growing details

SPECIES DESCRIPTION

Species name: Pleurotus ostreatus

This strain forms heavy, dense clusters of beautiful pearlescent blue mushrooms. They are great for commercial growers as yields are big and the caps are thick and robust, standing up to some handling.

The mycelium is vigorous, making it more forgiving for first-time growers but it does prefer colder conditions so grow seasonally if you don't have the ability to control your growing temperature. You will grow darker blue caps and more dense clusters in cooler temperatures. If grown at the warmer end of their range, colour will be steely blue-grey. Pick at immature-adolescent stage to avoid colour fade.

LOG CULTIVATION TIPS

We recommend using 50 plugs for a log of 100 - 150mm in diameter and 1000mm in length.

Ideal log size is 100 - 150mm diameter and no less than 600mm in length.

Use only freshly cut hardwood logs, 3-5 days old.

Best species of hardwood for mushroom cultivation include:

  • Oak
  • Pecan
  • Eucalypt (remove thick bark first)

INCUBATION

Incubation period: 6 - 12 months (log cultivation is a long game). Once colonised your log can fruit seasonally for 5 or more years.

Incubation conditions: Keep your logs somewhere shaded, protected from the wind and a cool temperature. Keep them moist, don't let them dry out. Keep them off the ground otherwise competitor fungi might take over.

PINNING CONDITIONS

Pinning temperature: 10 - 18°C 

Pinning humidity: 95 - 100% relative humidity

FRUITING CONDITIONS

Fruiting temperature:

Range: 10 - 21°C
Ideal:
15 - 17°C

Fruiting humidity: 85 - 90% relative humidity

CO2 concentration: 500 - 800 ppm

Important note: these growing guidelines are drawn from our years of experience as commercial mushroom growers. They are a guide only. We encourage experimentation to discover what works best for your individual conditions.

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