"Logs should be cut to lengths of 3-4 feet, and are best if they do not exceed 14 inches in diameter." http://www.fungi.com/plugs/index.html But if I were you I would give it a try. The plugs are not that expensive and even if the crop is somewhat less it will be worth it. I need to say I have no experience whatsoever. Good luck and keep us posted.
I've read some species, like button mushrooms, have more vigorous mycelia that are more competitive, and less likely to be overwhelmed by what is already in the wood.
"the qualities of these bacteria, like the heat of the sun, electricity, or the qualities of metals, are part of the storehouse of knowledge of all men. They are manifestations of the laws of nature, free to all men and reserved exclusively to none." SCOTUS, Funk Bros. Seed Co. v. Kale Inoculant Co.
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