Pigeon Tower 08

12 Feb 2021

Period: 4, 8, 22 January and 5 February 2021
Mycelium: Sporeless Grey Oyster Mushroom (Spoppo)
Weather: Unheated Indoor conditions, between 3 and 7 degrees.
Supplier: Verbruggen Paddestoelen B.V.
Type: Square, 220cm high


Spoppo - Pigeon Tower 08 Ben Hopley

Mycelium of the Spoppo oyster mushroom variety can withstand the colder conditions in winter relatively well. This particular batch of mycelium had already produced many mushrooms. The remaining substrate felt a bit lacklustre.

We coped with this by building a frame around the mycelium walls and building it inside the barn. The tower was built and
packed up to a height of 220cm in two sessions. Two weeks later the walls had shrunk by 80cm! In the end we had to top up Spoppo three times. On February 12, in the snow, the mobile tower was driven to its current location. Mily Bogaarts has made a roof-covering from the waste plastic from the blocks of mycelium. Josef Zappe created the interior for the roof from willow branches.