Dowel colonised Mushroom Plug Spawn x100

$25.00 inc. GST


Choose from drop-down menus to select your mushroom species; dowels, sometimes called plug spawn, are used to inoculate logs.

This product must be used on Hardwood logs like Oak, Eucalyptus, Beech, Chestnut, Wattle, Willow, Maple, Hickory, etc.

Do not use anti-rot varieties or softwood like pine or bottlebrush(Callestemon).

The logs must be at least 10-15 cm in diameter and about 60cm long for best yields. We always use freshly chopped wood, not old wood, to ensure competing organisms do not get in.

We sell the right size of dowel inoculation drill bit in our store for these or buy our dowel inoculation kit.

Logs take 6 months to 1 year to colonise, depending on the species and will fruit when the season is right. Keep your logs consistently moist. Once they start fruiting, they will produce for 3.5 to 5 years.

These dowels have grooves in them, giving them a perfect spot for the mycelium to hide when inserted in the logs, keeping them safe from friction or rubbing on insertion.

We recommend 20 dowels for a 60cm log with 18cm diameter as a minimum.

Size of dowel 8*25mm

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Store all the dowels except the cold-sensitive variety in the fridge at 4° to 6°C when not used.

Use within 2 months of the manufacturing date.

Wood ear is cold-sensitive and should not be inoculated in winter or exposed to temperatures below 10°C unless properly established.

Shipping Cost – The product is shipped via Australia Post using Express Post service for $5.80. If multiple items are in the cart with varying shipping costs, only the highest shipping cost for a product in the cart will be charged.

Handling time- This product has 0 days handling time and is shipped the same day if ordered before 12 pm. However, it’s important to note that if other items are in your cart, the handling time may vary based on the handling time associated with those additional items. Handling time is not guaranteed during the busy holiday period.

Shipping time- Australia Post guarantees express post is delivered the next day in metro regions of Capital cities, but give it anywhere from 1-3 days for this package to reach you. Shipping times are not guaranteed during the busy holiday period.


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