Ganoderma multipileum (reishi) Plug Spawn
The plug spawn (also called dowel spawn) offered is a bag of ~100 ct plugs (by weight). They can be used immediately or kept in the fridge for 2-6 months (potentially 1+ year but using ASAP is best). The plugs are 1/4″ in diameter and 1″ long.
Use plug spawn to inoculate freshly cut hardwood logs (do not let sit more than 1-2 months). 100 plugs will inoculate 3-4 logs that are 4-6″ in diameter and 2′ in length. More plugs per log increases chances of colonization and may reduce colonization times- I recommend more plugs per log for new growers.
I can sell 300+ plugs at a discounted cost (mix and match any species currently available) and can take custom orders for larger plug numbers at reduced rates. Contact me if interested.
I encourage customers to look up log cultivation methods- it is usually 6-12 months to fruit and logs sometimes need to be soaked to allow fruiting. I do not offer a guide currently but I hope to link one here in the near future.
Fruits best between 70-85°F but will grow (albeit slowly!) as low as the 50s. Takes months to grow to maturity and can be done mostly within a grow bag. This species tends to make more antlers and impressive shapes than the Red Reishi I offer. The photo series below is of the same block over time.
2-3 weeks growth from full colonization, antlers forming in vitro.
5-6 weeks growth from full colonization, antlers forming in vitro (bag was rolled down for photo).
8-9 weeks growth from full colonization, antlers forming in vitro (bag was rolled down for photo).
~14 weeks growth from full colonization, antlers formed in vitro until ~9 weeks, and were grown in monotub since.