M.K. Dorje wrote:Those probably are not honey mushrooms. Are they growing directly from the wood chips? Or from soil? Do they turn blue when you bruise them? To be sure about identification , try getting a spore print. To obtain a spore print, take a mature mushroom, remove the stem and place the cap on a piece of paper (gills facing down), then place a glass over the mushroom cap. Wait a few days, then remove the glass and cap to check the color of the spores.
Josh T-Hansen wrote:I have no idea what kind of shrooms those are, but I don't think its possible to do damage by spreading mycorrhizal fungi around. However, in "Mycelium Running:" Stamets did veggie trials with saprophytes and discoveredthat some increased plant growth while others (including oysters if I remember right) decreased vegetative growth. I wouldn't hesitate to spread oyster spores though, just if I was trying to maximize veggie production in the same area would run with stropharia.