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




Chibougamau Mycological Club
804 5e Rue
Chibougamau, P.Q.



Kaw Valley Mycological Society
601 Mississippi St.
Lawrence, KS. 66044


Kitsap Peninsula Mycological Society
Colorado Mycological Society

Box 9621

P.O. Box 265
Bremerton, WA. 983 10-0054

Denver, CO. 80209

Lewis County Mycological Society
Connecticut-Westchester Mycological
do Sandy Sheine
93 Old MIll River Road
Pound Ridge, N.Y. 10576-1833

Connecticut Valley Mycological

do Marteka
Jobs Pond Rd
Portland, CT. 06480

Fungus Federation of Santa Cruz
1305 E. Cliff Dr
Santa Cruz, CA. 95062-3722

Gulf States Mycological Society
1000 Adams St
New Orleans, LA. 70118-3540

Humboldt Bay Mycological Society
P.O. Box 4419
Arcata, CA. 95521-1419

196 Taylor Rd. S.
Chehalis, WA. 98532

Lincoln County Mycological Society
207 Hudson Loop
Toledo, OR 97391

Los Angeles Mycological Society
Biology Dept.
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90003

Lower East Shore Mushroom Club
RR. 1 Box 94B
Princess Anne, MD. 21853-9801

Maine Mycological Society
do Sam Ristich
81 Sligo Rd.
N. Yarmouth, ME. 04021

Michigan Mushroom
Hunters Association
15223 Marl Dr.
Linden, MI. 48451

Illinois Mycological Association
4020 Amelia Ave
Lysons, IL. 60534

Mid Hudson Mycological Association
43 South St
Highland, N.Y. 12528

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