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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Unlike experts of the pasf (and some of the present), they are willing and ready to share their knowledge and practical information with all lovers of mushrooms, whether they are amateurs or professionals, devotees of Psi/ocybe or of P/euro fus.

THE MUSHROOM CULTVATOR is indeed "A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at
Home," as its subtitle indicates. It covers every aspect of the subject in a readable style and in sufficient detail to enable both rank amateurs and serious mycologists to succeed at growing the mushrooms they like. By including a wealth of excellent illustrations, information on obtaining equipment
and supplies, and step-by-step directions for every procedure, from starting spore cultures to har-

vesting fruiting bodies to dealing with contaminants and pests, the authors demystify the art of
mushroom cultivation and put mastery of it within everyone's reach. It is a pleasure to introduce this
fine book. If you have been searching for information on this topic, you will find it to be all that you
have been looking for and more.

Andrew Weil, M.D., F.L.S.

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