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







International Mushroom
International Mycological Association
CAB International Mycological Institute
Ferry Lane, Kew
Surrey, TW9 3AF
United Kingdom

International Society for
Mushroom Science
50 St. Flora's Rd.
Littlehampton, West Sussex
England BN17 6BB
United Kingdom

Associazione Micologica Bresadola
Via S. Croce 6
C.P. 396, 38100
Trento, Italy

Asheville Mushroom Club
Nature Center
Gashes Cr Rd
Asheville, N.C. 28805
Berkshire Mycological Society
Pleasant Valley Sanctuary
Lenox, MA. 01240

Blue Ridge Mushroom Club
P0 Box 2032
North Wilkesboro, N.C. 28659-2032

Boston Mycological Club
855 Commonwealth Ave
Newton Centre, MA. 02159

Central New York Mycological Society
343 Randolph St
Syracruse, N.Y. 13205-2357
Cercie des .Mycologues de Montreal
4101 E. Rue Sherbrooke, # 125

North American Mushroom
Societies & Associations
Arkansas Mycological Society
4715 W. Hensley Rd.
Hensley, AR. 72065

Alaska Mycological Society
P.O. Box 2526
Homer, AK. 99603-2526

Albion Mushroom Club
Whitehouse Nature Center
Albion, MI. 49224

Arkansas Mycological Society
5115 S. Main St
Pine Bluff, AR. 7 1601-7452

Montreal, P.Q.

Cercle des Mycologues de Rimouski
University of Quebec
Rimouski, P.Q.

Cercie Mycologues de Quebec
Pay. Comtois
Univ. Laval
Ste. Foy, P.Q.

Cercle des Mycologues du Saguenay
438 Rue Penault
Chicoutimi, P.Q.

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