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 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.
Red Reishi fruits best between 70-85°F but will grow (albeit slowly!) as low as the 50s.
Red Reishi grown by Chae Rennie fruited around 68-72°F after ~6 weeks!
Red Reishi blocks grown by a Happy Customer.