The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home

Paul Stamets. The mushroom cultivator. A practical guide to growing mushrooms at home. - Agarikon press, 1983

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FOREWORD by Dr. Andrew Weil

PREFACE

I. INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOM CULTURE

II. STERILE TECHNIQUE AND AGAR CULTURE

III. GRAIN CULTURE

IV. THE MUSHROOM GROWING ROOM

V. COMPOST PREPARATION

VI. NON-COMPOSTED SUBSTRATES

VII. SPAWNING AND SPAWN RUNNING IN BULK SUBSTRATES

VIII. THE CASING LAYER

IX. STRATEGIES FOR MUSHROOM FORMATION (PINHEAD INITIATION)

X. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: SUSTAINING THE MUSHROOM CROP

XL GROWING PARAMETERS FOR VARIOUS MUSHROOM SPECIES

XII. CULTIVATION PROBLEMS AND THEIR SOLUTIONS: A TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE

XIII. THE CONTAMINANTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE: IDENTIFICATION AND CONTROL

XIV. THE PESTS OF MUSHROOM CULTURE

XV. MUSHROOM GENETICS

APPENDICES

GLOSSARY

BIBLIOGRAPHY

INDEX

PHOTOGRAPHY AND ILLUSTRATION CREDITS

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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post, complicating the Phase II program. At depths under 5 inches there is insufficient mass for
proper heat generation and large quantities of steam may be needed.
An important consideration is the ratio of cubic feet of compost filled to cubic feet of air space in
the room. This ratio largely determines whether a supplementary heating source is necessary.
Clearly, greater volumes of compost require less additional heating. To maximize compost heat
generation, some tray systems stack trays no more than 3-4 inches apart during Phase II. These
trays are later distributed to two cropping rooms with a spacer inserted between the trays to facilitate
picking.

DAY
0

PHASE II PROCEDURE: TRAYS OR SHELVES
The house is filled and cleaned. Thermometers are placed in the center of at least four
containers, and one in the middle of the room for reading air temperature. Shut the

Figure 97

Phase II temperature profile for trays or shelves.

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