When growing mushrooms outside, you end up with a lot of other creatures that also enjoy mushrooms!
Our biggest challenge, by far, is the fungus gnat. The next challenge is a beetle.
Here we have photos of another “challenge” – the slug. Probably the easiest way to prevent slugs is to create an environment on the ground that they don’t like so they don’t crawl up your buckets/logs. You can research all sorts of ideas on how to do this for your climate. (Crushed eggs shells to coffee sprays to copper wires!)
Since our mushrooms need the increased humidity, the slugs are going to tag along for a ride!