Observation 91958: Pleurotus (Fr.) P. Kumm.
When: 2012-04-06
Who: BlueCanoe
No herbarium specimen

Notes: Oyster mushrooms grown from a kit indoors. “Back to the Roots” brand.

Proposed Names

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Used references: From same brand of kit as observation 85395; the manufacturer’s website calls this P. pulmonarius, but P. cornucopiae was suggested based on morphology

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Thanks for the suggestions
By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-10 14:48:25 CDT (-0500)

This is my first time growing oysters.

Bottom photo
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-10 14:16:39 CDT (-0500)

looks like Tupperware? If a plastic-type holder is being used and your mushrooms dry out while forming, try putting a small amount of water in the bottom of your container: maybe 1/8 inch or so. When the block absorbs the bottom water, you’ll know it’s time to add some more. If these are P. eryngii, they will be 80-90% water by weight, so important to have LOTS of water available to the kit.

Enlarged bottom of stipe suggests P. eryngii to me.
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-04-10 14:01:44 CDT (-0500)

Given some additional added air and maybe some additional misting, might well be. A lot of King Oysters reach 6-8 inches tall and have a huge base. Readily available in my local Korean food store.

Thanks!
By: BlueCanoe
2012-04-07 11:19:36 CDT (-0500)

We’ve been covering them with a plastic bag with holes in it to keep the humidity up, but we’ll let them breathe a bit more. Our first flush dried out, so we’re still trying to find that balance.

if you give it
By: christopher hodge (christopher hodge)
2012-04-06 23:36:20 CDT (-0500)

more fresh air you will get larger caps. This is fairly common look of formation of a pleurotus species growing in an environment with elevated levels of CO2.

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