Can you eat blue oyster mushroom stems?
Gray, blue, yellow, pink, and white caps will please the eye as well as the palate. Members of our society call it the “designer mushroom.” Especially delicious is the dark-capped P.sajor-caju, which blends well in a variety of dishes. The stems are tender and tasty, which makes them a good buy.
What color are blue oyster mushroom spores?
Young specimens will be blueish color on their caps, then changing color to grey tones upon maturing.
How do you get oyster mushroom grain to spawn?
4 Steps to Making Grain Spawn
- Step 1: Rinse and clean the grains, soak in water for 12-24 hours.
- Step 2: Cook the grains for 15-20 minutes so that they absorb water.
- Step 3: Drain and dry excess moisture from the outside of the grains.
- Step 4: Load grain into mason jars and sterilize for 90 minutes at 15 PSI.
How do you get Blue Oyster spores?
Blue Oyster spore print is collected by placing a mushroom cap (grown indoors) on a piece of paper or aluminum foil and allowing the discharged spores to collect and form a print. Prints can be used to grow mycelium on a sterile petri dish.
What is the best Spawn to grow oyster mushrooms?
For wood and straw we often use grain spawn. These mushrooms will be a vibrant blue color when they are young and you will get large fruited bodies. Sawdust spawn is another great option here. Finally, you can also use our plug spawn for growing oyster mushrooms outdoors in your garden.
Blue oysters can be cultivated on straw, wood, coffee grains and a bunch of other cellulose-rich materials. For wood and straw we often use grain spawn. These mushrooms will be a vibrant blue color when they are young and you will get large fruited bodies. Sawdust spawn is another great option here.
What substrate do Blue Oyster mushrooms grow on?
Blue oyster grows almost on anything made of wood: Paper, cardboard, coffee grounds, straw, sawdust, wood chips… but the most commonly used and readily available substrates are wheat straw and sawdust, also known as HWFP (hard wood fuel pellets). Blue oyster mushroom grows aggressively on wheat straw once it is properly prepared.
What is the best way to flush Blue Oyster mushrooms?
Pasteurized straw logs are extremely effective for Blue Oyster mushrooms. Use a higher spawn rate for better yields. Straw logs will produce multiple flushes if contamination can be kept at bay. Supplemented sawdust blocks also work quite well, but straw is likely to produce similar results more economically.