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Even remotely worth messing with maitake spores?

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I picked a very sad looking, half dried up and buggy old maitake yesterday that is positively dusty with white spores on the inside. Is it even remotely worth attempting a low-tech spawning of this material on my backyard oak trees? It's not something I've tried before, and I've heard these guys are difficult to grow even for experienced folks.

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Hope you don't mind if I pop on hear to follow the topic.  I routinely bury my trimmings next to a tree in hopes if getting a mushroom. 

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Every time I clean mushrooms I throw the trimmings in the front or back yard. After a few years of doing this, I've had Shaggy Manes popping up in an area where they would not normally grow. I've also continued to have a Maitake growing on one tree in the front yard. However, that was there before I started doing this. I still haven't been able to get any other oaks to grow one yet. I would say its definitely worth a try. I have normally only taken a few chunks of the Maitake and placed it on ground by the tree. Never used a whole mushroom to do it.

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