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OK for mushrooms?

 
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These logs are from a windfall this winter.    Anyone know if these oak rounds will be OK to inoculate with mushroom spawn?
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They may not have enough juice left in them, but I would try it--you could get low yields or competing fungi, though.
 
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"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.
 
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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.
 
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