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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Growing Parameters for Various Mushroom Species/2 11

Buttons of Stropharia rugoso-annulata
fruiting outdoors in a bed of wood chips.
Figure 171

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: A large, thick fleshed mushroom with a broadly convex cap measuring 50-400 mm. in diameter, darkly pigmented yellowish brown with distinct reddish tones. The
partial veil is thick, membranous, leaving a persistent membranous ring on the stem on whose uppersides are tiers of gills. The stem is whitish and has rhizomorphs attached to its base. Its spores are

dark purplish brown in mass.

NATURAL HABITAT: Occurring in gardens, in wood chips, on decomposing straw, in sawdust
enriched soils and commonly in grounds where potatoes have been planted.

GROWTH PARAMETERS
Mycelial Types: Rhizomorphic to closely linear; whitish in color.

Standard Spawn Media: Rye grain or chopped wheat straw.
Fruiting Substrates: Cased wheat straw, whole or chopped, and balanced to a 71-74% moisture
content. This species has been grown on a substrate of alder/maple chips mixed with mature horse
manure using natural culture techniques.

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