Wood dowels inoculated with Bear’s Head mycelium for log cultivation (Hericium abietis)
Bear’s Head (aka Conifer Coral) grows wild on conifer stumps and logs throughout in North America, and can also be intentionally cultivated. After fall rains, this fungus produces a creamy-white edible mushroom that looks like a pompom emerging from the dead wood of conifers, especially fir and Douglas fir.
Drill hole in freshly harvested coniferous log, tap in plug spawn with hammer, cover with wax using a dauber. Store log outdoors in shade, and soak periodically during extended dry periods. Allow rain to soak and naturally cause the log to fruit mushrooms (usually in the fall.)
For detailed instructions on how to inoculate your log, click here.
100 plugs will plant ~2 logs* (~100g of wax will seal 100 plugs)
500 plugs will plant ~10 logs* (~454g of wax will seal 500 plugs)
1,000 plugs will plant ~20 logs* (~908g of wax will seal 1,000 plugs)
*Based on an average log size of 40 inches long by 4 inches in diameter.