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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Problems and Their Solutions/227

CASE RUNNING
PROBLEM

Mycelium fails to run through
the casing layer.

CAUSE

Temperature too high or too
low,

SOLUTION

tncubate at optimum temp.
for mycelial growth.

pH improperly adjusted.

Test pH before application.
Adjust with limestone buffer
(with one exception). Consult
Chap. XI on the correct pH
for each species.

Casing to wet or too dry.

Test moisture before applica-

tion. Apply at 90% of capacity (70-75% moisture).
Unsatisfactory casing materi-

Review preparation of casing

als.

in Chap. VIII.

Weak mycelial growth in sub-

Review techniques for substrate preparation in appropriate chapter.

strate.

Casing dries out after application.

Uneven mycelial growth into
casing.

Substrate contaminated.

Check substrate for molds
and nematodes before casing.

Growing room humidity too
low,

Increase humidification. Increase frequency of watering,
or cover with plastic.

Fan speed too high. Too
much airflow,

Decrease fan speed. Maintain
slow, easy circulation.

Casing materials poorly
mixed.

Thoroughly mix casing ingredients to insure an even
blend.

Unevenly applied casing.

Redistribute or apply casing to
an even depth.

Uneven mycelial growth into
substrate underlying casing.

Thoroughly and evenly
spread spawn throughout substrate at inoculation.

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