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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152/The Mushroom Cultivator

139 Rosecomb on Psilocybe
cubensis, an abnormality caused by contact with chemicals, especially those that
are petroleum based.

Figure

Figure 140 Fruitbody abnormality occasionally seen in Psilocybe cubensis.

er the overall cropping cycle. Stunted undeveloped mushrooms are also cleared from the cropping
surface between breaks with care not to disturb the casing. Small dead pinheads should be left in
place and cause little harm. (As a rule, an aborted mushroom can be removed as long as the casing
is not touched in the process.) At no time should the casing be over-handled in an attempf to clean.
Such handling can spread disease spores and damage subsequent pin formation.

Air Movement
Air movement in the growing room is designed to create an even flow across all levels of cropping surface. This even airflow counteracts temperature stratification and dead air pockets by equalizing the environment of the room. In this manner the crop can be managed as a whole, giving the

grower greater control over the cropping cycle.
During the pin initiation period fresh air is introduced into the room to remove metabolic gases
produced by the mushroom mycelium. Although gas production is reduced once this vegetative

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