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




Centre for Land & Biological Research
Research Branch, Agriculture Canada
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0C6

Collection of Higher
Basidiomycetes Cultures
Komarov Botanical Institute
Academy of Sciences
Leningrad, Russia



Station de Recherches sur les Champi-

Villenave D'Ornon

Institute for Fermentation
17-85 Juso-honmachi 2-chome
Osaka 532

Culture Collection of Fungi
Commonwealth Mycological Institute
Kew, Great Britain

Culture Collection of Basidiomycetes
Department of Experimental Mycology
Videnska 1083, 142 20 Praha 4 Krc.

Japanese Federation of
Culture Collections
Tokyo Agriculture College
Sakuragaoka 1-1-1
Setagaya-ku Tokyo 156


Mushroom Research Centre

Forest Research Institute
Private Bag
Rotorua, New Zealand

Forintek Canada Corporation
800 Chemin Montreal Rd.
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1G 3Z5

Fungi Perfecti
(Catalogue $ 4.50 U.S. Funds)
Stamets Culture Collection
P.O. Box 7634
Olympia, WA. 98507

Instituto de Ecologia, A. C.
AP 63 K. M. 2. 5 Antigua Carretera

Huettenallee 235
4150 Krefeld
West Germany

Mushroom Kingdom Labs
P.O. Box 901
Elkin, NC 28621

National Type Culture Collection
Forest Pathology Branch
Forest Research Institute & Colleges
Dehra Dun

Pennsylvania State University
Mushroom Research Station
Buckhout Laboratory
University Park, PA. 16802

A Coatepec
Xalapa, Veracruz

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