Thimble spawn is sawdust spawn formed into thimble-shaped pellets and topped with a thin foam cap - eliminating the need to seal each inoculation site with wax!
After drilling a 12.5mm* hole, thimble spawn is inserted using your fingers; no other inoculation tools are needed. Thimbles are a good choice for large inoculation crews and children, as it requires less supervision to get the job done quickly and correctly.
Thimble Spawn is used for natural log cultivation of mushrooms, and is available from September to June each year in our Shiitake strains WR46, West Wind, Night Velvet, and Snow Cap. Thimble spawn is always made-to-order and is usually ready to ship within 2-3 weeks.
One sheet contains 600 thimbles and will inoculate approx. twelve 4" by 40" logs.
*NOTE: If you have purchased thimble spawn from us in the past, please note that the recommended drill bit size has changed for thimble spawn from 13.5mm to 12.5mm due to a change in the new supplier's tray size.