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

OCR
218/The Mushroom Cultivator
Often times the

first-time cultivators fail to grow mushrooms for the simplest of reasons.
M any
slightest error in technique sets into motion a series of events that drastically influence the out-

come of the crop. Whenever conducting sterile technique, making spawn, preparing compost or
cropping mushrooms, wise cultivators follow a routine that has proven successful in the past. Once
a consistent methodology has been established, new variations are introduced, one at a time, to
gauge their effect.
Problems intrinsic to mushroom culture have been encountered by most everyone attempting
to grow mushrooms. The following trouble-shooting guide lists problems, causes and solutions according to their frequency of occurence and has been organized into five categories:
1. Sterile Technique: media (agar and grain) preparation, spore germination, tissue culture
and spawn-making.
2. Compost Preparation: raw materials, characteristics of composts at differents stages,
Phase I and Phase II.
3. Spawn Running: colonization of compost and bulk substrates.

Case Running: application, colonization by mycelium, pre-pinning strategy.
5. Mushroom Formation and Development (Pinning to Cropping): strategy for pinhead
4.

formation, maturation and harvesting.
Identify the problem, locate it on the list, read its possible causes, refer to the solutions available, and if indicated, turn to the chapter noted in parentheses. Good luck, pay attention to detail and
may your problems be few.

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