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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PROBLEM

CAUSE

SOLUTION

Mushrooms develop buf abnormally,

Parasitized by contaminant.

Eliminate stagnant air pockets
in the growing environment.
See Chap. IV.

Excessive CO2. Improperly
balanced growing environment.

Lower CO2 to recommended
levels. Maintain air circulation,
temp. and humidity at recommended levels. See Chap. X.

Exposure to mutagenic chemicals (insecticides, detergents,
chlorine, etc.)

Limit exposure of mushrooms
to such chemicals.

Lack of adequate light for
fruitbody development,

Increase light exposure to 1 2
hours per day. See Chapters
IV and IX.

Strain idiosyncrasy.

Switch to strain of known
fruiting ability.

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