The essential guide to cultivating mushrooms : simple and by Stephen Russell

By Stephen Russell

With transparent directions and step by step pictures, this accomplished advisor exhibits you ways to domesticate mushrooms on your own residence, generating shiitakes, oysters, lion's manes, maitakes, and portabellas in your kitchen or for a small company. newcomers will research the way to use a mushroom package, in addition to the way to continue the sterile strategies and regulated atmosphere that cultivation calls for. rookies and the more matured will how one can create grain spawn or sawdust spawn and the way to exploit liquid cultures and fruiting chambers. complicated readers will achieve a radical wisdom of the way to paintings with large-scale grain spawn, agar, bag cultures, bulk substrates, and massive fruiting chambers to supply mushrooms continuously and in better quantity.

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The following method outlines Oyster spawn inoculated on toilet paper rolls, but I have also fruited Oyster mushrooms in a similar fashion using shredded newspaper, hemp rope, and tissues in several different tissue box sizes. In the latter case, the Oyster mushrooms will colonize not only the tissue inside, but the entire cardboard tissue box. Novel fruiting methods like these are not ideal for commercial Oyster mushroom production, but they do have a significant purpose. These experiments help build your arsenal of knowledge about the needs of mushrooms, as well as their growth habits.

The primary reason why most people fail at growing mushrooms is contamination. Growing mushrooms is a race between the culture you’re trying to grow and the millions of other bacteria and molds that are also trying to multiply. Mushroom cultures usually become contaminated by a fault in some aspect of the sterile procedure explained in the next chapter. By purchasing your initial culture in syringe form, you’re ensuring that it will be free from these sources of contamination, and it will give your initial attempts the best chance for success.

I knew that Lysol was flammable, but I thought that if I let it sit long enough, the fumes in the box would dissipate. So, prepping for the first inoculation, I loaded my jars and everything else I needed into the glovebox. After an hour or so, I ventured back into my closet workroom, put my hands into the kitchen gloves, picked up the lighter to flame sterilize the scalpel, and gave it a flick. As you might have guessed, there was a boom, like a gunshot, and I saw a ball of flames. The plastic tub’s side latches kept the blast from blowing off the lid and destroying my face.

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