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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Compost Preparation/ 105
placed into small holes dug into the compost. The presence of ammonia turns the paper
varying shades of red. Purple indicates the highest concentration, while pink indicates a
lower one. When the yellow paper remains unchanged in color, free ammonia is absent.
2. Air samplers using gas detection tubes: These tubes are filled with chemicals that change
color as air samples are drawn into them. The tubes are calibrated in parts per million (ppm)

and give accurate readings down to 1 ppm. The air samplers are manufactured by Mine
Safety Co. and the Draeger Corp. Individual tubes cost from $2.OO-$4.OO in lots of ten.
(See sources in Appendix).

Aspect of the Finished Compost
The following guidelines can be used to determine whether a compost is ready for spawning.
(See Color Photographs 5-8).
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Bulk room Phase II temperature profile. (Dutch procedure)

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