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

Содержание

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
276/The Mushroom Cultivator

Figure 200

Photograph of Dactylium running through casing

layer.

clear or slightly yellowish in color and measure 20 x 5 microns.

History, Use and/or Medical Implications: None noted.
Comments: The Cobweb Mold is a fast growing, tenacious casing layer contaminant. Spores germinate upon contact with a mushroom, and soon envelope it with a soft mildewy mycelium.

Spores of Dactylium denciroides are killed when exposed to 115-122°F. for only ½ hour.
(See Anderson, 1 956). The genus Dactlylaria is synonomous with Dactylium. Several species are
known for their specialization in trapping nematodes by arranging their hyphae into loose coils.
When one enters a loop, the hypha contract and traps the nematode.

Dactylium is the conidial form of Hypomyces, some species of which attack wild mushrooms,
particularly Lactarius, Russula, Agaricus, Amanita and others. Dactlyium dendroides is the asexual
form of Hypomyces rosellus.

For more information consult:
Lentz, P.L. 1966 "Dactylaria in Relation to the Consen.'ation of Dactylium." Mycologia 58:
965-966.

PDF compression, OCR, web-optimization with CVISION's PdfCompressor