Eucalyptus Plugs

Laetiporus gilbertsonii, or chicken of the woods, is an edible mushroom that grows locally on eucalyptus stumps and trees. At the BAAM Lab we cultured a local specimen and propagated it onto dowels cut from tree suckers. Claire Brown and Max Brotman payed a visit to Adams Crest Farm on 1/10/16 and inoculated two eucalyptus stumps on the edge of the farm, which will hopefully yield a harvest and decompose the stump, which will build soil for future tree plantings.

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These dowels were harvested from shoots at the base of trees, plum, acacia, and eucalyptus, and have been autoclaved for sterility.
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This is the laetiporus gilbertsonii (chicken of the woods) from the Berkeley hills that we originally cloned
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Max drilling holes in a eucalyptus stump at Adams Crest Farm
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Spawn dowel. They fit well into the bore holes with enough wiggle to not crush too much mycelium.