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trahn - Thanks for sharing the insight, experience and thinking about Lions Mane.

I tried dowels into logs just once with Lions Mane and it was a complete failure. My issue is follow through.

I got some nice black Morel mycelium growing on a delaminated cardboard roll last spring but lost it because of lack of timely follow-through. At some point the mycelium started to form sclerotia in the cardboard roll and amazingly I had little contamination in this non-sterile grow technique.

What was perfect about it and why I'm going to repeat this year is that the black Morels came from the creek behind my house and just 1/2 mile away. They show up each year without fail in that spot. So, I'm going to invite them into my back yard. Ha!

So, I'm thinking there can't be a better sourcing to try getting a consistent naturalized grow in my back yard. I'm thinking of doing a trench along one fence. Maybe I can harvest the mycelium and refrigerate/freeze it till fall and do the trench just before the cold sets in.

A prior year, I tried a Chinese technique to keep the mycellium active by cutting a plug out of an apple, dropping a piece of morel cap tissue from the inside of the cap into the hole and putting the plug back, then dipping the apple in wax to seal it and then refrigerating it. Supposed to be good for 3-5 months. Well I tried it with 3 apples and it appeared to have some success. The mycellium is supposed to slowly colonize the inside of the apply. Results were inconsistent for me and I didn't do anything with the mycelium except throw it into flower beds.
 

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SB, Yes... if your looking for a home patch of morels the blacks are the ones, and picked from as close as home as possible!!! BINGO. I have done a ton of work with black morels ( I wish I hadn't lost all by pictures). Black morel myc will out run contams everytime fast runner low tek will work with this one. Do some tests this year try some tissue transfers to all kind of substrate's. Just watch your moisture levels on your substrates, with time you will get a feel for it. I have a method that works EVERYTIME and it's the same way I do all the mushrooms I grow. GRASS SEED DONE LIKE I DO THE BIRDSEED IN THE LM GROW. Cardboard will work as you have seen, but timing is very important when dealing with low nutrient sub. You can use anything really, but you always need to be thinking about morels...fast runner, big nutrient eater and nutrient storage! Happy Growing!
 

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SB, Yes... if your looking for a home patch of morels the blacks are the ones, and picked from as close as home as possible!!! BINGO. I have done a ton of work with black morels ( I wish I hadn't lost all by pictures). Black morel myc will out run contams everytime fast runner low tek will work with this one. Do some tests this year try some tissue transfers to all kind of substrate's. Just watch your moisture levels on your substrates, with time you will get a feel for it. I have a method that works EVERYTIME and it's the same way I do all the mushrooms I grow. GRASS SEED DONE LIKE I DO THE BIRDSEED IN THE LM GROW. Cardboard will work as you have seen, but timing is very important when dealing with low nutrient sub. You can use anything really, but you always need to be thinking about morels...fast runner, big nutrient eater and nutrient storage! Happy Growing!
trahn , did you just lose your pictures in the last month or so. Microsoft updated my software and wiped all my pictures off my computer. I had 2 files that I lost, lesson learned, everything will be loaded on a thumb drive from now on.
 

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Microsoft updated my software and wiped all my pictures off my computer. I had 2 files that I lost, lesson learned, everything will be loaded on a thumb drive from now on.
beagleboy -- not that it'll help, but I don't use Microsoft defaults in handling my pictures. I load them manually into my own file folder set up.

27,000 pics later, and I can find any one almost always in a minute or so because they are organized first by time and then by geographic location and/or by topic in some instances -- like the Mushroom Dinner Pics.

It is probable that you just lost the link to the files and not that they were deleted or ovrridden (yet). They may be there but require some specialized work to get hold of them again.

I just right now Googled this: "Microsoft lost my pictures after an update 2019" The topics coming back show that others have experienced the same and were able to reconnect to their pics.

So, give it a try. Good luck. I also do a periodic backup. So, if I lost all computer stored pics I will still have my backup.

Another thought: Windows 10 includes some free cloud storage called One Drive at 5GB storage free. That said, my picture folder is 70GB including my mushroom pics.
 

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beagleboy -- not that it'll help, but I don't use Microsoft defaults in handling my pictures. I load them manually into my own file folder set up.

27,000 pics later, and I can find any one almost always in a minute or so because they are organized first by time and then by geographic location and/or by topic in some instances -- like the Mushroom Dinner Pics.

It is probable that you just lost the link to the files and not that they were deleted or ovrridden (yet). They may be there but require some specialized work to get hold of them again.

I just right now Googled this: "Microsoft lost my pictures after an update 2019" The topics coming back show that others have experienced the same and were able to reconnect to their pics.

So, give it a try. Good luck. I also do a periodic backup. So, if I lost all computer stored pics I will still have my backup.

Another thought: Windows 10 includes some free cloud storage called One Drive at 5GB storage free. That said, my picture folder is 70GB including my mushroom pics.
sb, thank you very much! I googled what you did and went through the different methods that some of the other people had success with and after 3 different tries finally got my pictures back. THANK YOU AGAIN!
 

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The LM bags are coming along showing good MYC growth with no contamination. The spawn bag that I fruited has two nice LM starting. I’ll have to get some pictures of that growth, think I missed the pinkish color when they first start. I just might be eating LM and morels together when I fruit these other bags out. Happy Growing!
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trahn, I have never tasted them yet. I found one last year but it was too far gone. I have read they taste like crab meat. I don't have any luck growing mushrooms ( I tried a shitake log) but with your step by step I just might try again.
 

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Beagle I don't find many of them and I'm always looking. LM are in my top three... trumpets, LM then morels. LM are not a hard one to grow, but the other two are difficult. LM taste for me when hot and slight over cooked have a pork flavor, if light cooked and cool taste like crab or lobster. Happy Growing!
 
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