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

OCR
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SPECIES: Psilocybe cyanescens Wakefield
= Geophila cyanescens (Maire) Kuhn. & Romagn.
= Psilocybe mairel Singer

Figure 165

Psiocybe cyanescens fruiting indoors in a tray of alder chips.

STRAINS: St. Clair.
Many wild strains can be adapted to cultivation.

COMMON NAMES: Cyan; Grandote.

GREEK AND LATIN ROOTS: Psilocybe comes from the Greek "psilos" or bald head. The
species name cyanescens is from "cyaneus" or blue for the color reaction of the flesh upon bruising.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Cap 20-50 mm. broad, convex to broadly convex to plane in age
with an elevated and undulating margin which is, in turn, translucent-striate. The cap surface is
smooth and viscid when moist from a separable gelatinous pellicle ("skin"). The color is caramel

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