Shiitake Mushroom Plug Spawn (3782) - Dowel Spawn | Little Acre
Shiitake Mushroom Plug Spawn (3782)

Shiitake Mushroom Plug Spawn (3782)

Regular price $25.00

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Package contains:

  • 100 or 500 hardwood dowels colonised with Shiitake 3782 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.


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

Scroll down for more growing details.



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


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


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


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

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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 name: Lentinula edodes var. 3782

Shiitake are a signature gourmet mushroom with a strong umami flavour. This Shiitake strain #3782, is a high yielding variety. This variety forms consistent round fruit bodies which can flatten out into a saucer shape if left too long on the block. This strain can be prone to over-pinning, forming a large pin set of smaller shiitakes first flush but it is a fast coloniser with a good fruiting temperature range making it forgiving for beginner growers. Pick just after the veil separates from the stem for heaviest, best formed shiitake.

Shiitake Mushrooms are well known for being suited to outdoor log cultivation.


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 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 temperature: 10 - 15°C 

Pinning humidity: 90 - 100% relative humidity


Fruiting temperature:

Range: 10 - 21°C
15 - 17°C

Fruiting humidity: 75 - 95% relative humidity. Shiitake like to be cycled through a changing humidity state.

CO2 concentration: 500 - 1000 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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