Titanus Posted September 28, 2012 Report Share Posted September 28, 2012 So through all my constant online beetle wanderings I've become quite fascinated with the Asian method of using mycelium inoculated wood flake to consistently raise major male lucanids. I've read all the threads/posts on the forum about creating your own and the results seem to be mixed at best. I was looking at an online dealer which can be viewed here, that sells a multitude of beetle breeding supplies and equipment as well as numerous sizes of kinshi bottles. I was considering purchasing some from the site (if anyone wants to get in on an order let me know), but I remembered something that could potentially be a game changer! Two years ago I purchased a mycelium inoculated block of alder wood sawdust in a grow bag from the company Fungi Perfecti and grew quite a large crop of lions mane mushrooms. Now they sell quite a few different species including the oyster mushroom (one of the most commonly used species in kinshi production), and I was wondering if any of you guys out there know if this could be used. I know that many dealers in Japan sell what at least appears to be the exact same type of "block" kinshi to be broken up and put into individual raising bottles by the customer. Do any of you guys think this could be a successful substitution? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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