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 Cultivation
Seminars &
Training Centers
Arunyik Mushroom Center



The Stamets Seminars
(360) 426-9292 Fax (360) 426-9377
do Fungi Perfecti
P.O. Box 7634
Olympia, WA. 98507

(Fax: 662-441-9246)
Mr. Satit Thaithatgoon
P.O. Box 1
Bangkok 10162

Centrum voor Champignonteelt

odnerwijs (CCO)
Westerholtstraat 2
Horst (L) 5640

Mushroom Study
David Arora's International
Mushroom Adventures
do David Arora (408) 425-0188
343 Pacheco Ave
Santa Cruz, CA. 95062

Adirondack Mushroom Weekends

Forest Resource Center

(315) 792-3132

(507) 467-2437
1991 Brightsdale Rd


Rte. 2Box 156A

1600 Burrstone Rd
Utica, N.Y. 13502

Lanesboro, MN. 55949

International Mushroom School
Mushroom Information
OK Press S. R. L.
Via Poggiorenatico, 2
40016 San Giorgio di Piano (Bo) Italy

Mushroom Society of India
National Centre for Mushroom Research
& Training
Chambaghat, Solan 173213 (H. P.) India
Pennsylvania State University Short Course
Agricultural Short Course Office
College of Agriculture
The Pennsylvania State University

Alan Bessette
Utica College of Syracruse University

Gerry Miller's Amazon Forays
(203) 873-8286
Box 126
East Haddam, CT. 06423

Fungophile's Mushroom Study Tours
wI Gary Lincoff & Dr. Emanuel Salzman
P.O. Box 480503
Denver, CO. 80248

North American Mycological Association
3556 Oakwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104-5213

210 Buckhout Laboratory
University Park, PA. 16802-4507

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