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Does anyone know what species of morels are in the Morel Habitat? They aren't replying to my emails. I already purchased one but won't plant it until later in the week. (Is "plant" the right word?). I want to try some M importuna and M rufobrunnea. Does anyone know where I can buy some spawn? I'll need to do some studying before I try starting with a syringe. I was hoping to work up to that.
 
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I found M importuna spawn at everything mushrooms.com. .
 
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My Morchella Importuna from EverythingMushrooms did not have much mycellium and was mostly crumbles instead of the block I was expecting. I don't know if it was too dry or had been handled too roughly in shipping. I emailed them to see what I should do to increase the mycellium before planting it. I thought that storing it at the right temperature and lighting might bring it back to life. They sent me two 2lb blocks to replace the 3lb I'd ordered. I think I had them within two days. The new blocks look great. I'm very impressed.

I can't wait to get them in the ground,but It's very hot and starting to get dry. I guess I'll wait for a rainy day. They're all in the refrigerator.

Now I just need to get some M rufobrunnea for my collection. I haven't found any spawn. I may have learn to use culture.
 
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I planted my Morel Habitat a few weeks ago in a 4x4 raised bed. It's only raised about 4". I left some black raspberries in the bed. There are persimmon roots under it. There are probably black pine roots under it. I used wood stove pellets, cherry tree trimmings, grass clippings, and lime pellets in the bed. I had a very small apple tree that I'd tried unsuccessfully to graft, so I planted that in the middle. It's growing great from below the graft. There's too much shade for it to do much, but maybe it'll help the morels. I have been thinking about putting a grape vine in it. I'm hoping that there's something in this mix that the morels will like.
 
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