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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ACKNOWLEDGEM ENTS
The authors are indebted to many who have made this work possible. Foremost amongst those
are our spouses Cruz Stamets and Janice Leighton. They provided more than just technical assistance. Their encouragement, companionship and endurance has been critical to the success of this
project.

Besides the artists and photographers whose contributions are most appreciated, we would like
to express our thanks to John Stamets for editing the manuscript and printing the black and white
photographs, to Mike McCaw for his chapter on genetics, to Rick Kerrigan for his unwavering support, to Dr. Michael Beug for his encouragement and sponsorship, to The Evergreen State College
for the use of the scanning electron microscope, to Bill Street of Ostrom Mushroom Farms for his
generosity in allowing photographs to be taken of his facilities, to Kathy Harvey and Steve Raynor
for their contributions to the contamination section, to P.J.C. Vedder for his tutelage and contribution to practical mushroom cultivation, to Dr. Daniel Stuntz for his guidance and his teaching of tissue culture techniques and to Chris W. Nelson of Sound Media Productions for his work in photographic development and printing.

Others who have helped us, in one way or the other, to complete this arduous endeavor are
Janet McCaw, Paul Kroeger, Dale Leslie, Heidi Stamets, Mike Maki, Jim Jacobs, William Raves,
Bob Chieger, David Tatelman, Samuel and Victoria, Mike, Michael, Gary, and mycophiles too
numerous to mention who, through their questions and curiosity, have determined much of the
direction, content and scope of this book. We thank you.

Hwa Rang

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