Oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds

I got my hands on a German gardening magazine that suggested/demonstrated growing oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds. Can't read the german but would getting an oyster mushroom and letting it rot (or shaking it over the grounds) be sufficient to get some spors in?
Also suggested/showed shiitakes grown from oak and someother hardwood logs. We only have poplus or various confier woods handy here. Also a matter of getting the shiitake spores.
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You don't need spores... ;-) Pureed fresh mushroom (use a sterlized blender or food processer) are suitable for starts. Do NOT let the mushrooms rot!
Here is a method that was sent to me for growing oyster mushrooms on unbleached toilet paper. Oyster mushrooms are cellulose metabolizers:

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il Thu, 22 Apr 2004 13:11:31 -0500, Katra ha scritto:

I like it, an urban growing medium. :-)
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I even found a site. http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~mushspor/oysterdetails.htm
What I'd like are home grown porcini :-) or even shop bought fresh ones for that matter. I've never seen any.
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il Thu, 22 Apr 2004 17:51:45 GMT, Not the Karl Orff ha scritto:

There are some web sites that not only sell you mushroom starter kits but give info on growing mediums. Some even supply the medium. :-) Unfortunately it was years ago I looked at them, so no URLs to pass on.
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www.fungi.com has an espresso oyster kit.

poplar could be OK. Conifer is not, but fungi has specialized spawn for conifers. Whatever you do, make sure that shade and moisture are OK. Most mushrooms, even in logs or woodchips, will like a source of nitrogen (such as coffee grounds or manure) to cover them until they reach maturity. In fact, I use the espresso kit in a woodchip-coffee mixture.
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