Oyster | Hiratake
Througout temperate and tropical forests of the world. On broadleaf hardwoods in spring and fall (esp cottonwood, oaks, alders, maple, aspen, ash, beech, birch, elm, willow, poplar). P. ostreatus var. columbinus occasionally found on conifers. In low valleys an riparian habitats.
Type of Rot:
Preferred Wood Types:
A wide array. Cotton, coffee, mango, and date waste and many other agricultural waste products can be used as substrates.
Waste used as fodder for cows, pigs, and chickens | Converts 50% of sub into CO2 this is good for plants | Used as mulch reduces nematodes, increases water retention, and nutrition | Exuded metabolite is nematode tranquilizer
Known Remediation/Restoration potential:
An aggressive decomposer of a range of pollutants, notably PCBs and the PAHs found in petroleum products, pesticides, and many other toxins. It is also known to sequester cadmium and large amounts of mercury.