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Hello i am growing pink and yellow oyster mushrooms and shiitake  mushrooms. Today while i was misting them i notice that my shiitake mushrooms  mycelium was turning brown on a side and was wondering if thats nrmal, my pink oyster mycelium has a pink color to its mycelium  , do shiitake's get a brown color? Take a look at the pics  down below and let me know if i need to throw it out or leave it. the shiitake mushrooms  are fruiting  ( the pins are comeing out and growing out the side of the bucket)  

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From my experience with growing shitake, it does turn brown on the outside of the block before pinning/fruiting begins. Usually there is more browning than what is in your photos but that could also be related to the strain you have.

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