This isn’t what I expected from the block of sawdust I got for christmas. I did expect to get shiitake mushrooms from the block and indeed I did. But instead of getting a flush of 6-12 mushrooms I got this one magnificent one. It appears that the other ones which got started all aborted as soon as this one announced he was in charge. He was very tasty.
Now I let the block dry out for a few weeks and then see if can get another flush out of it.