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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278/The Mushroom Cultivator
History, Use and/or Medical Implications: Some species toxic. Dora fomyces causes an
asthma-like respiratory response (coughing, soreness of throat, nose bleeds) in those who are exposed to concentrations of its spores. Workers emptying spent compost from growing houses are
the most likely to be inflicted with this illness.

Comments: Doratomycesis synonymous with Stysanus. Doratomyces microsporus (—Stysanus
microsporus), the Smoky Grey Mold and Doratomyces stemonifis (=Stysanus stemonifis), the
Black Whisker Mold, both contaminate the compost and emit huge quantities of spores when
disturbed. A moderately strong competitor of mushroom mycelium, this mold grows well in undercomposted, poorly pasteurized and/or wet composts—com posts poorly suited for good mushroom
crops. If the compost bed heats up during spawn running and kills the grain inoculum, the grain

kernels are soon attacked by this fungus which then resporulates and infects the compost.
Dora fomyces is an indicator mold, whose presence suggests poor composting, pasteurization or
spawn running practices.

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