volvatus sporophores and White-headed Woodpeckers were seen or heard at 2 of the 3 separate locations where pecked sporophores were found.
Cryptoporus volvatus sporophores often grow on recently dead trees in the year following beetle colonization, emerging from the entrance holes created by insects (Waldron 1969; Borden and others 1969).
When foraging for insects in and around mature sporophores, White-headed woodpeckers likely dislodge spores, facilitating dispersal and potentially effecting directed dispersal to uninfected trees and stands.
Extensive mycelial production was observed in the OPFF (M4) substrate and it is not clear whether this extensive mycelia produced in (M4) had any inhibitory effects on sporophore production; this observation requires further investigation.
In conclusion, the study suggests that sclerotia and sporophore of Pleurotus tuberregium can be grown in lignocellulosic agricultural wastes as substrate, which is much faster, economical and easier than growing it from the spawn raised from the spores [3, 12].
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