MycoLabs - Plug spawn
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Plug spawn is the most basic way to grow mushrooms on logs.

Advantages of plug spawn

  • Easy to use
  • No special tools required
  • Long storage period
  • Low susceptibility to infections
Mycelium plug | MycoLabs
  • Hericium erinaceus on log | MycoLabs
  • Hypsizygus marmoreus on log | MycoLabs
  • Pleurotus djamor on log | MycoLabs
  • Lentinula edodes on log | MycoLabs

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Plugs are packed into polypropylene bags with microfilter in following quantities:

Plug spawn in bags | MycoLabs
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Strains available on plugs

Group A
  • ML2000
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pleurotus ostreatus | MycoLabs

    Winter Oyster

    Pleurotus ostreatus
  • ML2100
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pleurotus pulmonarius | MycoLabs

    Italian Oyster PHOENIX

    Pleurotus pulmonarius
  • ML2200
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pleurotus citrinopileatus | MycoLabs

    Golden Oyster

    Pleurotus citrinopileatus
  • ML2300
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pleurotus djamor | MycoLabs

    Pink Oyster

    Pleurotus djamor
  • ML2310
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    New
    Pleurotus djamor | MycoLabs

    Sakura Oyster

    Pleurotus djamor
  • ML2400
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pleurotus eryngii | MycoLabs

    King Oyster ERYNGII

    Pleurotus eryngii
Group B
  • ML1000
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Lentinula edodes | MycoLabs

    Shiitake SHIITAKE

    Lentinula edodes
  • ML3000
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Agrocybe aegerita | MycoLabs

    Pioppino PIOPPINO

    Agrocybe aegerita
  • ML3100
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Kuechneromyces mutabilis | MycoLabs

    Sheathed woodtuft

    Kuechneromyces mutabilis
  • ML3200
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pholiota nameko | MycoLabs

    Nameko NAMEKO

    Pholiota nameko
  • ML3300
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Pholiota adiposa | MycoLabs

    Chestnut Mushroom

    Pholiota adiposa
  • ML3400
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Hypholoma capnoides | MycoLabs

    Conifer Tuft

    Hypholoma capnoides
  • ML3500
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Flammulina velutipes | MycoLabs

    Velvet Foot Collybia ENOKI

    Flammulina velutipes
  • ML3600
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Armillaria mellea | MycoLabs

    Honey Fungus

    Armillaria mellea
  • ML3700
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Hypsizygus ulmarius | MycoLabs

    Elm Oyster

    Hypsizygus ulmarius
  • ML5000
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Hericium erinaceus | MycoLabs

    Lion's Mane Mushroom LION’S MANE

    Hericium erinaceus
  • ML5100
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Hericium coralloides | MycoLabs

    Coral Tooth Fungus

    Hericium coralloides
  • ML5200
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Auricularia auricula-judae | MycoLabs

    Jew's Ear Mushroom MUN

    Auricularia auricula-judae
  • ML5210
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Auricularia polytricha | MycoLabs

    Wood Ear Mushroom MUN

    Auricularia polytricha
  • ML5300
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Ganoderma lucidum | MycoLabs

    Red Reishi REISHI

    Ganoderma lucidum
  • ML5301
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    New
    Ganoderma lucidum | MycoLabs

    Yellow Reishi REISHI

    Ganoderma lucidum
  • ML5302
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    New
    Ganoderma lingzhi | MycoLabs

    Lingzhi REISHI

    Ganoderma lingzhi
  • ML5400
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Grifola frondosa | MycoLabs

    Hen of the Woods MAITAKE

    Grifola frondosa
  • ML5410
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Grifola umbellata | MycoLabs

    Umbrella polypore

    Grifola umbellata
  • ML5500
    Mother cultures (Petri dish)Spawn on grain or sawdustPlug spawn
    Trametes versicolor | MycoLabs

    Tureky tail fungus TURKEY TAIL

    Trametes versicolor

Instruction

General instructions for growing mushrooms on the logs using plug spawn.

  • Freshly cut logs of hardwood trees

    Freshly cut logs of hardwood trees

  • Plugs with mycelium

    Plugs with mycelium

  • Foil bag

    A foil or a plastic bag (to cover the logs)

  • Hammer

    Hammer

  • Drill

    A drill

  1. Choice of substrate

    Choose freshly cut, healthy stumps of hardwood trees (stored for no more than 2 months), with a diameter of 10 to 40 cm and a length of 50 to 100 cm (The smaller the diameter, the longer the log should be).

    If the wood is firmly stored during storage if it becomes dry, it can be moistened repeatedly sprinkling with water for several days.

    Wood
  2. Preparation of the substrate

    Drill holes in the log of the same diameter as the diameter of the plug and 1 cm deeper than its length. Drill the holes in several rows around the log, alternately at intervals of approx. 15 cm.

    Drilling holes
  3. Inoculation

    Fill each of the holes with a mycelium plug and cover the place of inoculation with foil or smear it with animal fat or hot wax. On average, there should be 20 - 50 plugs per log depending on the type of mushroom, type of wood and dimensions of the log. The more plugs you use per log, the faster the colonization process will be.

    Plug spawn inoculation
  4. Incubation (mycelium growth)

    Put the inoculated logs in a foil bag or wrap them tightly with foil and keep them in a dark place at a temperature of 20-25°C. The logs will become covered with white mycelium after 4 to 10 months depending on the type of mushroom, type of wood and dimensions of the log.

    Log incubation
  5. Fruiting

    Put the logs outside, protecting them from sunlight and wind. The required temperature for the formation of fruiting bodies is 10-24°C and the most preferred humidity is 80-85%. The fungi will initially appear as small, white or brown knots which will develop into mature fruiting bodies in about 7-10 days.

    Yielding will take from 3 to 6 years. The fruiting bodies are most often formed in spring and autumn. There will be breaks ranging from several weeks to several months between harvests. In severe frosts, the crop must be covered.

    Mushroom fruiting
Plug spawn inoculation | MycoLabs