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 mexicana Heim

Figure 167 Sclerotia of Psiocybe mexicana harvested from one cup of rye grass seed
six weeks after inoculation.

STRAINS: Helm Strain
Pollock Strain
COMMON NAMES: Mushroom of the Gods;

or God's Flesh; Nize (Mazatec Name);

and Pajarifos (Spanish Name).

GREEK ROOT: Psilocybe comes from the Greek "psilos" or bald head. The species name
mexicana denotes the country in which this mushroom grows.
GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Convex to subumbonate, sometimes with a small umbo, expanding
in age to plane or nearly so. The surface is smooth, translucent-striate two thirds to the disc. The cap
color is brownish to orangish grey to straw brown, more yellowish to the disc. The gills are adnately
attached, grey to dark purplish brown. The stem is equal, smooth, hollow, pale straw to brown to
reddish yellow, darkening when injured but typically not bruising bluish. Its spores are dark violet
brown in mass.

NATURAL HABITAT: Solitary to numerous in grassy areas, horse pastures and meadows al-

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