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Old Apr 4, 2005, 6:07 AM   #1
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Mushroom logs I came across atan organic market. Tried these in high contrast.


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Old Apr 4, 2005, 11:44 AM   #2
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Love this shot suze, nice textures and contrast and shadows, has alot of depth to it.

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very interesting shot...

is that a mushroom growing ontop of a rock?

very cool

nice use of b/w..

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photosbyvito wrote:
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very interesting shot...

is that a mushroom growing ontop of a rock?

Vito, It's actually a Shitake mushroom log - you buy them and essentially harvest your own mushrooms at home.

From their web site (isn't the internet amazing - even the mushroom farmers have their own site and online ordering!!!) We have been growing Shiitake (pronounced Shi it tak eh) mushrooms on logs at Ragmans for nine years. The idea comes from Japan, where Shiitake cultivation has been practised for centuries. We innoculate freshly cut oak logs with Shiitake mycelia using sawdust plugs. The logs are then stored on the farm for a period of one to two years to allow the mycelia to grow throughout the length of the wood. When colonisation is complete they will throw up fruiting bodies - mushrooms! This fruiting process can be initiated by soaking the logs, and is also triggered by temperature changes in the spring and autumn.

They last about 5 years and can yield 2 lbs of mushrooms

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ohh, i see

you learn something new everyday :-p

very cool!

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