Dennis Bangham wrote:Dr. Bryant Redhawk. I would like to try this mycoremediation as part of an experiment and would like your thoughts. I can get liquid cultures of several different oyster mushrooms and have ordered 5 different varieties. I will use 2 (Phoenix and Tarragon) to inoculate grain and then wood shavings before putting onto the manure bedding mix. A friend got some of the old manure earlier this year and the only thing growing on it is some small mushrooms. Maybe too much chemicals or just too much nitrate?
Should I use old composted horse manure (up to 2 years old) or more fresh? Should I add a lot of wood chips to this so the oysters will grow faster?
I will use the rest of the mushroom liquid cultures to grow some food for the family, using straw logs and I can then use them as compost when they are done growing.