Reishi partially wiped clean of spore dust When the shelf-like Reishi fruiting body matures and begins to emit spores, even though the spore-producing surface is the white underside of the shelf, for some reason the spores tend to collect on the top. Before a recent harvest I snapped some photos of one nice specimen showing a heavy coat of spore dust. 

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Reishi fruitbodies develop relatively slowly and less predictably than oyster mushrooms, which I think makes them really interesting to watch. These photographs show slightly more than a month of development.
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Three photos, one a day, show how quickly these Elm Oyster pinheads grew into real mushrooms.
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Photos taken yesterday of emerging mushrooms show how differently Reishi and Elm Oysters take shape.
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Our old favorite, the Elm Oyster, is back in production. They are producing some amazing results, as described below: 22 ounces just 24 days after inoculation! But that's not the most amazing result. Read on for more details.
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