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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356/Appendix UI: Effects of Bacteria on Fruiting
coal mimics the primordia stimulating properties of Pseudomonas pufida and other beneficial microorganisms. (See Chapter VIII). Its addition to unsterilized casings seems wholly unnecessary
considering the ease with which Agaricus brunnescens and Psilocybe cubensis form pinheads.
But, in sterilized casings or in casings applied to difficult to fruit species, the use of activated charcoal
and select bacteria gives the cultivator another means to promote fructification. Although many
studies have been published, work with fruiting potentiators is still in its in infancy. Specific mushroom strains must be carefully matched with specific strains of potentiators. And the potentiators
themselves, while of value at fruiting, can be formidable competitors to sterile culture in the laboratory. Nevertheless, utilizing these benevolent microorganisms holds great promise for the future of
mushroom culture.
NOTE: Bacteria, if cultured, must be kept separate from the mushroom culture laboratory.
Pseudomonas and Bacillus grow well on standard 2% malt agar media.

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