Other common names include: "oakwood mushroom", "golden oak mushroom", "black mushroom", "black forest mushroom", or "sawtooth oak mushroom"
In the wild Shiitake grow on the decaying wood of deciduous trees in warm and moist climates in Southeast Asia. They are often found on chestnut, oak, maple, beech, sweetgum, ironwood, and mulberry trees.
growing Shiitake mushrooms
Shiitake will start pinning when the temperature is below 72 Fahrenheit or 22 C. (Pinning is beginning the fruiting from a mycelium to what we typically think of as a mushroom). We also call the 'mushroom' the fruiting body.
Keep the fruiting body exposed to humidity over 80% with temperatures below 72 F until the pinning starts.
shiitake fruiting conditions
Keep the Humidity over 80%
Fresh air exchange to keep the mushroom supplied with fresh oxygen and to remove the carbon dioxide produced by the mushroom.
Shiitake Mushroom Nutrition
A 100-gram serving of raw shiitake mushrooms provides 34 calories - 90% water, 7% carbohydrates, 2% protein and less than 1% fat.
Rich source of vitamin B and moderate levels of dietary minerals.
AutoMyco - Automated Mushroom Grow Kit
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Fully Automated Mushroom Grow Kit.
Complete fruiting chamber without the mess of wires and easy, total control of the mushroom fruiting process.
Single Power Connection - no mess of wires, extension strips, and complicated timers.
Programmable Humidity - Set the desired humidity and the system maintains the humidity automatically.
Built-in low water sensor alerts you to put water into the external water tank before the water gets to low to ensure that your mushrooms always have ideal moisture settings
Programmable CO2 and Free Air Exchange (FAE). Set the desired CO2 level in the grow chamber and the system will activate the FAE fan as needed to automatically maintain the desired CO2, Fresh Air, and Oxygen Levels in the chamber.
Full-Spectrum LED lights allow you to easily set the color spectrum, intensity and ON/OFF time of the lights. You can have simple ON for 12 hours and OFF for 12 hour routines or intricate routines that slowly increase intensity and change color spectrum over time.
All features of the grow chamber are controlled by editing a simple text file. The controller looks like an external USB drive. Simply plug a USB cable from your PC into the controller, edit the settings file to setup: desired temperature, humidity, and lighting control. Save the settings text file and your grow chamber will follow your commands.