Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms

Paul Stamets. Growing gourmet and medical mushrooms. - Ten Speed Press, 2000


1. Mushrooms, Civilization and History

2. The Role of Mushrooms in Nature

3.Selecting a Candidate for Cultivation

4. Natural Culture: Creating Mycological Landscapes

5. The Stametsian Model: Permaculture with a Mycological Twist

6. Materials fo rFormulating a Fruiting Substrate

7. Biological Efficiency: An Expression of Yield

8. Home-made vs. Commercial Spawn

9. The Mushroom Life Cycle

10. The Six Vectors of Contamination

11. Mind and Methods for Mushroom Culture

12. Culturing Mushroom Mycelium on Agar Media

13. The Stock Culture Library: A Genetic Bank of Mushroom Strains

14. Evaluating a Mushroom Strain

15. Generating Grain Spawn

16. Creating Sawdust Spawn

17. Growing Gourmet Mushrooms on Enriched Sawdust

18. Cultivating Gourmet Mushrooms on Agricultural Waste Products

19. Cropping Containers

20. Casing: A Topsoil Promoting Mushroom Formation

21. Growth Parameters for Gourmet and Medicinal Mushroom Species

Spawn Run: Colonizing the Substrate

Primordia Formation: The Initiation Strategy

Fruitbody (Mushroom) Development

The Gilled Mushrooms

The Polypore Mushrooms of the Genera Ganoderma, Grifola and Polyporus

The Lion’s Mane of the Genus Hericium

The Wood Ears of the Genus Auricularia

The Morels: Land-Fish Mushrooms of the Genus Morchella

The Morel Life Cycle

22. Maximizing the Substrate’s Potential through Species Sequencing

23. Harvesting, Storing, and Packaging the Crop for Market

24. Mushroom Recipes: Enjoying the Fruits of Your Labors

25. Cultivation problems & Their Solutions: A Troubleshoting guide


I. Description of Environment for a Mushroom Farm

II. Designing and Building A Spawn Laboratory

III. The Growing Room: An Environment for Mushroom Formation & Development

IV. Resource Directory

V. Analyses of Basic Materials Used in Substrate Preparation

VI. Data Conversion Tables





Figure 228. H. ulmarius fruiting from bag of sterilized

of H. tessulatus, Flammulina velutipes
described in the patent appears the same as for the cultivation
because it produces a convex cap would be like
and Pleurotus species. Patenting a mushroom strain
variety for producing a cylindrical cob.
trying to patent a tree for having a vertical trunk, or a corn
resembling P ostreatus mycelium. A
Mycelial Characteristics: Mycelium white, cottony, closely
few strains produce primordia on 2% MYA media.
Sweetly oysteresque with a floury overtone, not anise-like, but pleasant.

Fragrance Signature:
logs or stumps. I suspect that this
Natural Method of Cultivation: Inoculation of partially buried
hardwood sawdust

of a 50:50 mixture of
mushroom will probably grow in outdoor beds consisting
and chips, much like the King Stropharia.
Achieve Fruiting: This mushroom
Recommended Courses for Expansion of Mycelial Mass to
this book.
adapts well to the liquid fermentation methods described in
Suggested Agar Culture Media: MYPA, PDYA, OMYA or
throughout. For outdoor cultivation, saw1st, 2nd and 3rd Generation Spawn Media: Grain spawn
definitely enhances mycelial

dust spawn is recommended. Supplementing sterilized sawdust
integrity and yields.

supplemented with rye, rice, or wheat
Substrates for Fruiting: Oak, alder, or cottonwood sawdust
bran is preferred. I have had good results using the production

formula of alder sawdust/chips/bran.

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