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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TABLE OF CONTENTS
FOREWORD by Dr. Andrew Weil
PREFACE
I. INTRODUCTION TO MUSHROOM CULTURE
An Overview of Techniques for Mushroom Cultivation

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Mushrooms and Mushroom Culture
The Mushroom Life Cycle

II. STERILE TECHNIQUE AND AGAR CULTURE
Design and Construction of a Sterile Laboratory
Preparation of Agar Media
Starting A Culture from Spores
Taking a Spore Print
Techniques for Spore Germination
Characteristics of the Mushroom Mycelium
Ramifications of Multispore Culture
Sectoring: Strain Selection and Development
Stock Cultures: Methods For Preserving Mushroom Strains

III. GRAIN CULTURE
The Development of Grain Spawn
Preparation of Grain Spawn
Spawn Formulas
Inoculation of Sterilized Grain from Agar Media
Inoculation of Sterilized Grain from Grain Masters
Alternative Spawn Media
Liquid Inoculation Techniques
Incubation of Spawn

IV. THE MUSHROOM GROWING ROOM
Structure and Growing Systems
Strucfure
Shelves
Trays
Environmental Control Systems
Fresh Air
Fans

Air Ducting
Filters
Exhaust Vents

Heating

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