George Viaud


Oct 20 at 12:05 PM

First - I love HE-CNS...  it produces MONSTER yields for us.  That said - I HATE it (and can't grow it anymore!) because it bruises so easily (green bruises where harvested by hand even when slightly rough).

Does anyone have any experience with this?  Also, how to avoid this?  It's just too much work to explain to chefs and at the farmers market.  Too many phone calls telling us our fresh lions mane is "green molded".  Any help to let us continue using this variety would be greatly appreciated!!


Oct 20 at 12:03 PM

During the PF video (at around 9:10) the person in the flow hood dips their tweeters in what I assume is alcohol.  Are you guys dipping in alcohol between cuts?  This feels like a contamination vector to me since some nasties can survive this for some time, especially if spores - please school me - thanks!


Oct 03 at 01:26 PM

Has anyone sequenced any of the CNS Hericia?

I'm looking into starting playing around with PCR so I can get some data / generate a phylogenetic tree for various Hericia - trying to better understand the differences between the species which seem to share / cross many of the same physical morphology that is often used to differentiate them (making it really hard).


Oct 03 at 01:06 PM

What is your farm doing to mix spawn into substrate?

We're suffering with manual mixing by hand.  It doesn't scale.



Oct 03 at 01:04 PM

I just listened to the most recent podcast w/ Alex Dorr from 2023-10-02

My take on the plastics - and I don't hear anyone talking about this...

Plastics are hydrocarbons.  They vary in shape and form.  But they can all be incinerated at high temperature - cleanly - making power on a small scale, on demand, in a local / regional way.

Recycling requires massive amounts of energy to separate / sort, clean, process etc. and not all types of plastics can be recycled.  They usually need to be shipped a far distance.  And most of this stuff winds up in landfills or shipped overseas.

So - why not incinerate it, generating power in the process?  It's been recycled:  Into energy.

Commented on About Blotch

Sep 27 at 02:44 PM

Oi Marcos!  Are you saying you periodically spray your sub with pcc slurry water or something else?  Generally we're growing in bags over here in the US w/ regards to specialty mushrooms, so not a lot of opportunity to add water (not that our substrate would absorb it anyway - it's fairly hydrophobic)Warmer weather coming your way, try to enjoy it (and avoid the blotch!!)

Commented on Tremella anyone?

Sep 27 at 02:40 PM

I'd really like to learn this also.  It seems it's been done overseas for a very long time but the secret isn't out in the clear yet... Anybody got any tips other than hypoxylon archeri + tremella fucifomix .... something something something... profit?


Sep 27 at 02:38 PM

There has got to be a better way.  What do the big boys do?

Replied on Discord

Aug 31 at 10:36 PM

Hells yesssss


Aug 30 at 02:29 PM

Does the community have a Discord?