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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SPECIES: Psilocybe cubensis (Earle) Singer

Stropharia cubensis Earle.

Stropharia cyanescens Murr.
= Stroparia caerulescens (Pat.) Sing.
= Naematoloma caerulescens Pat.
= Hypholoma caerulescens (Pat.) Sacc. & Trott.

Figure 163

Psilocybe cubensis fruiting on cased grain.

STRAINS: Strains of Psilocybe cubensis are available from private and commercial stocks. The
American Type Culture Collection, which sells cultures to educational organizations and research

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facilities, has stock cultures of several wild strains. Note that the strains listed below are only some

those that are presently circulating. There are many more. Some strains may originate from the
same region but have features not in agreement with those described here.
Amazonian: Medium to large mushrooms on rye grain; thick whitish stems; tenaciously attached to the casing.

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