The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home

Paul Stamets. The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home. - Agarikon press, 1983

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FOREWORD by Dr. Andrew Weil

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOM CULTURE

II. STERILE TECHNIQUE AND AGAR CULTURE

III. GRAIN CULTURE

IV. THE MUSHROOM GROWING ROOM

V. COMPOST PREPARATION

VI. NON-COMPOSTED SUBSTRATES

VII. SPAWNING AND SPAWN RUNNING IN BULK SUBSTRATES

VIII. THE CASING LAYER

IX. STRATEGIES FOR MUSHROOM FORMATION (PINHEAD INITIATION)

X. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: SUSTAINING THE MUSHROOM CROP

XL GROWING PARAMETERS FOR VARIOUS MUSHROOM SPECIES

XII. CULTIVATION PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS: A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

XIII. THE CONTAMINANTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE: IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL

XIV. THE PESTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE

XV. MUSHROOM GENETICS

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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Spawn Run:
Relative Humidity: 90-100%.
Substrate Temperature: 76-78°F. Thermal death limits have been established at 96°F. but
damage can occur as low as 90°F.
Duration: 2 weeks.

C02: 5000-10,000 ppm.
Fresh Air Exchanges: 0 per hour.
Type of Casing: After fully run, cover with the standard casing whose preparation is described in
Chapter VIII. Layer to a depth of 1-2 inches. The casing should be balanced to a pH of 7.0-7.5.
Post Casing/Prepinning:
Relative Humidity: 90-100%.
Bed Temperature: 76-80 °F.
Duration of Case Run: 8-12 days.

C02: 5000-10,000 ppm.
Fresh Air Exchanges: 0 per hour.

Primordia Formation:
Relative Humidity: 95-100%.
Compost Temperature: 65-70 °F.
Air Temperature: 62-65 °F.
C02: less than 1 000 ppm.
Fresh Air Exchanges: 4 per hour.
Light: None required.

Cropping:
Relative Humidity: 85-92%.
Air Temperature: 62-65 °F.
C02: less than 1000 ppm.
Fresh Air Exchanges: 4 per hour.
Flushing Interval: 7-1 0 days.
Harvest Stage: Directly before the partial veil stretches.
Light: None required.
Yield Potential: Average commercial yields are 3 lbs/sq.ft. over a 5 week cropping period. Maximum yield is 6 lbs. per square foot.

Moisture Content of Mushrooms: 92% water; 8% dry matter.
Nutritional Content: 24-44% protein (dry weight); 56 milligrams of niacin per 100 grams dry
weight.

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