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





Mushroom Book Suppliers
Fungi Perfecti
(360) 426-9292 FAX: 360-426-9377
(Field Guides, Cultivation Books, General
P.O. Box 7634
Olympia, WA. 98507

FS Book Company
(General Books)
P.O. Box 417457
Sacramento, CA. 95841-7457

Lubrecht & Cramer, Ltd
(914) 794-8539
(General & Erudite Monographs)
38 County Rte. 48
Forestburgh, N.Y. 12777

Mad River Press
(707) 443-2947
(General, Publisher of Mycological Texts)
141 Carter Lane
Eureka, CA. 95501

(615) 964-2200
P.O. Box 220
Summertown, TN. 38483-0220


Mycophile Books
P.O. Box 93
Naples, FL. 33940

Raymond M. Sutton, Jr.
Mycology Books
430 Main St.
Williamsburg, KY. 40769

Annual Mushroom
Festivals & Events
Many of the mycological societies stage annual mushroom exhibits. Here is a short list of
some of the more notable annual mushroom ex-

hibitions. Most are held in September or
October unless otherwise indicated. Please contact them for more specific information.

Asheville Annual Labor Day Mushroom
(Early September)
Nature Center, Gashes Cr. Rd.
Asheville, N.C.

Boyne City's Mushroom Festival
(616) 582-6222
(Early May)
Boyne City Chamber of Commerce
Boyne City, MI.

Mycologue Publications
331 Daleview Place
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5M5

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