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







Minnesota Mycological Society
7637 East River Rd.
Fridley, MN. 55432

New Jersey Mycological Society

Missouri Mycological Society
2888 Ossenfort Rd
Glencoe, MO. 63038

New Hampshire Mycological Society
84 Cannongate III
Nashua, N.H. 03063

Montshire Mycological Club

New Mexico Mycological Society

do Carison


Sunapee, N.H. 03782

Mount Shasta Mycological Society
623 Pony Trail Rd
Mount Shasta, CA. 96067

1187 Millstone River Rd
Somerville, N.J. 08876

1511 Marble Ave. NW
Albuquerque, N.M. 87104

New York Mycological Society
do Lynn Payer

720W. l8lst#54
NewYork,N.Y. 10033

Mycological Association of Washington
12200 Remington Drive
Silver Springs, MD. 20902

North American Mycological Association

Mycological Society of America
Iris Charvat

North American Truffling Society
P0 Box 296
Corvallis, OR. 97339

220 Biosci Center
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, MN. 55108

Mycological Society of San Francisco
P.O. Box 882163
San Francisco, CA. 94188-2163
Mycological Society of Toronto
4 Swallow Court
New York, Ontario


Mycological Society of Vancouver
403 3rd St. do Tamblin

3556 Oakwood Drive
Ann Arbor, MI. 48104

North Idaho Mycological Association
E. 2830 Marine Drive
Post Falls, ID. 83854

Northwestern Mushroomers Association
831 Mason St do Marlowe
Bellingham, WA. 98225-57 15

Northwestern Wisconsin
Mycological Society

Frederic, WI. 54837

New Westminster, B.C.

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