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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/000219984X.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgOne in a series of guides, each arranged so all the similar-looking species are illustrated together, with tips on how to tell them apart. Added information on behaviour or habitat reinforce the identification points to ensure the user is on the right track. <br> 76 main species; color illustrations; arranged by habitat; extensive background information. The 76 main species, both edible and poisonous, have detailed descriptions, including key features, habitat, frequency, season, spore print, and how to prepare. Each main species description also includes several lookalike species, which are also illustrated and described. A beginner's guide which claims to be comprehensive.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0121680509.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgOne of the most comprehensive books on mushroom culture. Includes shiitake, oyster mushrooms, and other species with commercial potential.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0123619467.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgContains practical advice on preserving and maintaining cells and microorganisms used in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, with chapters on methods for preserving and testing cultures such as algae, eubacteria, actinomycetes, fungi, protozoa, animal cells, and plant, animal, and human viruses and viroids. Also offers principles for devising preservation strategies for newly identified and engineered cells and organisms. For researchers working with cultures.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/047190435X.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgDeals with a single commercially grown species, Agaricus bisporus, the common button mushroom sold in supermarkets, which is the largest cultivar in North America. Extensive references.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0840349629.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis is a well-written book about technical and practical aspects of commercial shiitake growing. If you are seriously considering commercial production of shiitake it is a must-have book.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0849310431.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis thorough revision presents the latest cultivation and biotechnological advances that contribute to the modernization of mushroom farming and the mushroom industry. It presents the individual steps of the complex mushroom cultivation process, exploring not only the "how", but also the "why. Professionals/scientists in related fields should obtain a greater knowledge of the nutritional and medicinal benefits that mushrooms have to offer. This interdisciplinary approach should appeal to a wide range of related fields with its complete coverage of breeding, efficient cultivation practices, nutritional value and medicinal/pharmaceutical utility.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0851989020.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThe second edition of this book has been extended to include new information and devlopments in the preservation of fungi, but maintains the coverage of methodology presented in the first edition published in 1983. The book provides a guide to the selection of suitable preservation procedures, information on the growth and maintenance of fungi, and the background to manage a collection of microorganisms both safely and effectively. The methods described are those in operation or experimented upon at the International Mycological Institute, and cover both simple and complex techniques. These methods are of use in all situations where living cultures of fungi are required, whether in teaching and research or in industry.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0881923613.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThe 3<sup>rd</sup> edition of Plants From Test Tubes is an enlarged and completely updated edition of this classic introduction to micropropagation. It is an excellent, low-cost, how-to book with detailed information on laboratory facilities, supplies and techniques. It includes specific recipes for propagating 54 varieties of ferns, conifers and both monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous flowering plants. A chapter on the business aspects of micropropagation includes marketing, costs, crop planning, record keeping and shipping. The book reflects recent advances in biotechnology and chemistry, with a short course on preparing culture media and dealing with biological contaminants. A bibliography and a large appendix of chemical and equipment suppliers complete this edition.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/091023907X.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgGrowing Shiitake Commercially is the first and only comprehensive manual on this exciting topic, Bob Harris gives detailed instructions and over 50 illustrations to help you at every step from log selection to market. This book is essential for anyone interested in growing these gourmet mushrooms.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0914171925.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgA book on the art of extracting psilocybin from magic mushrooms. Includes closet production and explains small and large scale production. How to locate magic mushrooms, develop stock for inoculation, cultivate, harvest, and dry 'shrooms. Explains how mycelium can be grown in inexpensive jars and methods of extracting and using existing cultures to seed new one to create an ongoing farm yielding a regular crop of hallucinogenic mycelium.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/091642250X.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgA highly practical book, translated from german and published in America, it has been recommended as the ideal text for newcomers by some of our most experienced mushroom cultivators. It includes clear and accurate sections on the main humus and wood-inhabiting fungi, the various environments that can be used for their cultivation (both outside and indoors) and methods for cultivation, harvesting and use, alongside a useful bibliography.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0930180127.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgStep-step instructions, with drawings and photographs (16 in full color), introduce the novice to the full range of growing methods: from sterile culture procedures (the basis of all tissue culture cloning techniques) to indoor bottle gardens to indoor/outdoor compost gardens. This newly revised edition includes an expanded compost section on producing small quantities of precisely-mixed compost indoors and an updated taxonomy of selected psilocybin-containing mushrooms.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0932551068.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgA classic book on Psilocybe mushroom cultivation.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0961079800.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgPublished back in 1983 this book is still seen by many as the standard book on mushroom cultivation. It covers all fields of mushroom cultivation in great detail, including sterile technique, spawn and substrate formulas and preparation(including compost), detailed descriptions and growth parameters for 16 mushroom species:<br> Agaricus bitorquis, Agaricus brunnescens, Coprinus comatus, Flammulina velutipes, Lentinus edodes, Lepista nuda, Panaeolus cyanescens, Panaeolus subbalteatus, Pleurotus ostreatus (Type Variety), Pleurotus ostreatus (Florida Variety), Psilocybe cubensis, Psilocybe cyanescens, Psilocybe mexicana, Psilocybe tampanensis, Stropharia rugoso-annulata, Volvariella volvacea<br> In addition to this a big section about the contaminations of the mushroom culture and a troubleshooting guide.<br>Now, do you really need this book? If your only goal is to grow a few PF-cakes, you don´t need it. If your interests go beyond that, then this is a must have!
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0970521014.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgA comprehensive guide with 23 full-color photos. This book was developed to assist the mushroom growing hobbyist, small grower and those who are contemplating growing mushrooms, in developing the planning skills needed from start-up stage through the growth stages of a profitable mushroom farming business. This book will make it easier for growers to better express themselves on paper and prepare professional planning documents for investors and others to evaluate.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1559501693.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis book is unlike other 'grow' books, in that the emphasis is on how to keep your garden hidden. This book reveals the 'High in the Sky' system, which the author has found to be foolproof! How to conceal an outdoor marijuana garden from Big Brother's helicopters and other snoops! How to grow psychedelic mushrooms - without being detected! The single best way to foil drug-sniffing dogs! Rules for smuggling dope -- and getting away with it! How to prevent both light and heat from escaping from an indoor grow room! How to cheaply obtain all the equipment you will need to start growing - without arousing suspicion! Eye-popping full-color photographs of bud and shrooms grown using the methods detailed in this book! And much, much more!
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1580081754.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgIn this manual for utilizing mushrooms through the 21st century, Paul Stamets provides a detailed growth parameters for 25 mushrooms species, mycological landscaping, state-of-the-art production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, plus more. A great book to use along with <a href="http://www.shroomery.org/books#tmc">The Mushroom Cultivator : A Practical Guide to Growing Mushrooms at Home</a>.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1886106959.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThe mushrooms belong to a group of living organisms called fungi and have attracted increasing attention during the recent times as a source of nurtritious and flavourful food with medicinal or tonic attributes and a useful role in environmental protection. Their scientific study, therefore, is of great importance. <br> This book, the first of two volumes, deals mainly with their enumeration, taxonomy, and distribution. It is divided into two main parts-first part deals with biological features of fungi in general and the second part introduces the readers to a systematic study of the group called mushrooms, detailing their morphological features, collection methods, and identification procedures. <br> Will be of interest to students of botany and to mushroom cultivators.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1887905014.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis book contains the proceedings of The Mycology in Sustainable Development Workshop in 14 chapters organized by subject. Four chapters discuss the management of the Pine mushroom "matsutake" (Tricholoma magnivelare) as a model for the emergence and management of non-timber forest products. The value of sustainably harvesting "matsutake" could exceed the value of logging trees in some parts of North America. Three chapters provide an overview of the monitoring and inventory of fungal biological diversity, in order to determine methods for successful sustainable development in each North American country. In the section entitled Environmentally Friendly Technologies, authors discuss the use of mycorrhizae in land restoration, fungi as biological control agents of weeds, and endophytes as instruments of ecological management. Finally, several authors consider the potential for cultivation of novel fungal products and the use of fungi in pharmaceutical bioprospecting.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1887905057.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThe book is a how-to-manual for isolating and sampling fungi. The methods described in this book range from a double transect design for sampling mushrooms and large fungi over an extended period to procedures for isolating fungi from leaf litter and dung. It is a "cookbook" of recommended procedures that would result in locating fungi from most substrates. Many of the techniques described here, although aimed at sampling/isolating fungi in a tropical region, are applicable anywhere. Numerous references are included for isolating and characterizing the resulting fungi.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/2881245617.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgGenetics and Breeding of Edible Mushrooms is the first book not only to explore the breeding programs for Agaricus bisporus (the button mushroom), but to view the subject in the context of the large range of edible mushrooms which are currently under cultivation worldwide. From the background and general objectives of culture collection and breeding to the genetic systems and molecular biological approaches to breeding, the authors' coverage is in-depth and current, filling a gap which exists in the field.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/3874292584.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgCovers biology, growing and harvesting methods for most commercially produced mushrooms, with special attention to truffles. Extensive bibliography; black and white and color photos.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/9054100214.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgProceedings of the 13th International Congress on [title], held in Dublin, Ireland, September 1991. These two volumes contain the papers which were submitted as oral presentations and posters, and cover nearly all aspects of mushroom science and technology, including basic genetics and physiology, pest and disease control, computer control of environment, shelf-life of mushrooms and improved cultivation techniques. A number of papers deal with the cultivation of species other than the common mushroom, Agaricus bisporus, and there is also a section on the medical aspects of the mushrooms.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/9054105704.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThe quadrennial International Congress on the Science and Cultivation of Edible Fungi brings together both scientific and commercial aspects of mushroom science and technology. The proceedings of the 14th Congress, held in September 1995, comprise 115 papers that illustrate advances in areas ranging from basic genetics, microbiology, and physiology to composting and crop management. Other topics include casing, diseases and disorders, medicinal uses, molecular characterization, mushroom by-products, pests, and quality. Nearly a fifth of the papers treat genera other than Agaricus.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/9058091430.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThe two volumes comprising these proceedings include 125 contributions, written by industrial and university-affiliated mycologists, biologists, horticultural researchers, pathologists, food scientists, soil scientists, animal nutritionists, and many others from all over the world. The first volume includes the Congress introductions, foreword, welcome, and three keynote lectures, followed by sections addressing the physiology of edible fungi; development and morphogenesis; genetics and breeding; and substrates. The second volume addresses crop management; pests and diseases; quality control; medically and industrially important edible fungi; environmental aspects of mushroom cultivation; the economics of the industry and market research; and the teaching of mushroom cultivation. It also includes a number of technical sessions addressing cultivation technique of Agaricus, particularly hygiene and farm management; equipment; and spawn, substrate, casing, and cultivation.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/9070857367.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis manual provides essential information on how to cultivate more than twelve different species of mushrooms. Mushroom growing involves many steps, from selecting a suitable technique and strain to spawn manufacturing, growing the crop and marketing the final product. The cultivation techniques in this publication have the potential of being successfully applied in developing countries. Growers of exotic mushrooms will also find a wealth of information in this volume.
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http://images.amazon.com/images/P/9810228775.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgMiles and Chang have done a great service to all students and aspiring mushroom cultivators with the publication of Mushroom Biology. This small, information dense book covers all aspects of mushroom cultivation, from the biology of mushroom development to the science underlying cultivation. As such, it is the perfect textbook for an upper level undergraduate course specifically focused on edible mushrooms.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/9993860239.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis 176-page compendium provides technical information on mushroom diseases, molds, abnormalities, insect pests and pest management, composting, spawning, casing, pasteurization, watering, and controlling carbon dioxide. Illustrations include 45 black-and-white photographs; 15 detailed drawings of microscopic spore structures; 52 color photographs of mushroom diseases, molds, and abnormalities; 24 tables; and 265 graphs, charts, and diagrams.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/0932551718.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgThis well-illustrated book allows anyone with common sense, a clean kitchen, and a closet shelf to grow bumper crops of mushrooms. Besides step-by-step guides to cultivating four species of psilocybin-containing mushrooms, the book offers a wealth of additional information that includes an introduction to mushroom biology, a resource guide for supplies, advice on discreetly integrating psychedelic mushrooms into outdoor gardens, and insights into the traditional use of psilocybin in sacred medicine. Also included are appendices with a summary of all included recipes.
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/1580085792.01.MZZZZZZZ.jpgMore mushrooms, less pollution! Yes, you heard right: growing more mushrooms may be the best thing we can do to save the environment and mushroom expert Paul Stamets explains how in MYCELIUM RUNNING, a groundbreaking manual for saving the world through mushroom cultivation. The science goes like this: fine filaments of cells called mycelium, the fruit of which are mushrooms, already cover large areas of land around the world. As the mycelium grows, it breaks down plant and animal debris, recycling carbon, nitrogen, and other essential elements in the creation of rich new soil. What Stamets has discovered is that the enzymes and acids that mycelium produces to decompose this debris are superb at breaking apart hydrocarbons—the base structure common to many pollutants. So, for instance, when diesel oil–contaminated soil is inoculated with strains of oyster mycelia, the soil loses its toxicity in just eight weeks. The science is both simple and brilliant, and in MY! CELIUM RUNNING, Stamets discusses the various branches of this exciting new technology, including mycorestoration (biotransforming stripped land), mycofiltration (creating habitat buffers), myco-remediation (healing chemically harmed environments), and mycoforestry (creating truly sustainable forests). Also featuring instruction in the fine art of mushroom cultivation and tips for choosing the appropriate species of fungi for various purposes, MYCELIUM RUNNING is the consummate guide to this newest trend in environmental science.
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