Brenda Groth wrote:i don't think so I had a similar fungus grow on one of my shiitake logs as well, someone said it was something else..but that the shiitake might still be OK?? don't know
my logs showed more of an amoebic patter on the cuts. that said, the growth on the edges may well represent movement from spawn. mycelial growth seems varied and looks different on different cuts. if the shiitake take, competing fungi will not be able to get a foothold. it may take a long while to get them to fruit, it's a patient species.
Stewart Lundy wrote:This looks like normal growth. I doubt they were overwatered. If they actually were, they would be dead. Mushrooms can only "hold their breath" for 24 hours. If you left them underwater for that long, they died -- but I doubt that happened. This does not look dead!
I don't know about other mushrooms, but we soak our plugged shiitake logs 2 and sometimes 3 days to get a flush all at once. I agree, it would be hard to overwater. During our long dry summers I water once a week or so, as I would the garden and sometimes worry they are too dry but it is never a problem with them fruiting.
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