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nickyspaghetti

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    The wood decomposers are not too hard to grow at home - There are many different methods, usually using a sterilised substrate of sawdust, straw, grain supplemented with additional ingredients like flour or coffee grounds.

    For this one though, I will probably see if I can do it the brutes way, without the sterilisation and sanitisation and just blend a large chunk of the mushroom with water and mix it with damp sawdust. as the mushroom is so large the mycelium will have a good chance of taking over the sawdust before an contaminants get in.

    It will be a bit of an experiment, as I have only ever done it with oyster mushrooms before, so if it works out I will be quite happy.

    I'm waiting for some innoculated logs to fruit sometime this season - namekos, lions mane, shitaake, enoki, maitake. I also prepared a morel bed, but it won't produce til next spring if it works, or maybe even the following spring. We will have to wait and see.

    If you have some capital, it is easier to grow in your house with the sterilisation method - Try Paul Stamets books - 'growing gourmet and medicinal mushrooms' or 'the mushroom cultivator' for an idea of how to get started.

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    I suppose they could be sulphur tuft, but I wouldn't like to say for sure.

    Another early start to the season for me - two of several morels I found. Believe it or not I was working on my mushroom beds in my allotment when I found them.

    And yesterday, I found a 1.5 kilo chicken of the woods, which I am going to eat a little of, and use the rest to start a patch in the garden too.

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    I had a call at work from the states today about a missing invoice and I asked to which country it was issued. He replied "Europe". Eventually I just asked for the billing address and explained to him that Boeblingen was in Germany.

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    Bull win

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    Wish me luck - I have my first race in 18 months today, I'm horrifically out of practice so I hope everything will go smoothly.

    It's 8k offroad. I hope that I'll get back in less than 40 minutes based on the fact cycling has kept my fitness up but we will see. You never know what will happen on race day if you haven't trained properly!

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    Can't be an epic win for making an epic grammar nazi fail - since when should it read 'I fucked you're best friend'

    Bloody amateurs

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    Very hard from photos to make an identification - The last photo *could *be winter chanterelles but without having them in front of me with a guide I wouldn't like to say as they are not a species I have any experience with.
    http://www.rogersmushrooms.com/gallery/D­isplayBlock~bid~5721~gid~~source~gallery­default.asp

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