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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: oyster grower on May 03, 2011, 12:55:05 PM

Title: Advantages of stem butts?
Post by: oyster grower on May 03, 2011, 12:55:05 PM
Hello, I just started trying to grow oyster mushrooms (bought the Espresso Oyster kit from Stamets), and I had a question. In the manual it says that you can "leapfrog" the substrate to inoculate another batch about 3 times before contamination sets in. That was sort of disappointing because I would like to keep this kit growing longer.
However, I've been reading about using stem-butts to create mushroom spawn, and would this be a method that would allow me to keep cultivating spawn without worrying about contamination?
And if not, what are the advantages of cultivating with stem butts then?
Title: Re: Advantages of stem butts?
Post by: dub504 on May 04, 2011, 06:11:49 PM
That is a form of cloning. You would be taking the genetics from your chosen mushrooms.