Grain

Grain cultures may also be incubated at room temperature or warmer, but the use of a high humidity will increase growth rates. Ninety percent humidity is ideal and can be achieved. An incubator can be easily made by making a bed of kitty litter or gravel in a 2' by 4' container with plastic film as a waterproof liner. A frame is built over it and a polyethylene tent is laid over the bed with an opening in the front. Water is put in the gravel bed until saturated and a heating cable with...

Figure

Cap, you will see that the spores have been discharged on to the paper leaving the distinguishing spore print (see fig. 3). Each family has a different color and arrangement of spores. In gilled fungi, the spores are found on the surface of the gills. An additional way of identifying different families is by breaking the cap in half and noting the pattern in which the gills are formed. You will find that certain gill patterns are characteristic to certain families. The gills, which run from the...

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Psilocybe stuntzii, Plates ii and 12. This mushroom has been growing on the University of Washington campus. It came in on the bark mulch and, for several years, was there and available. Eventually the school changed their mulch supplier so that they wouldn't have to deal with the problem of psychedelic mushrooms on their campus. This is a fairly good-sized mushroom. It gets up to two inches across at most and may be as small as half an inch. It has a stiff, thick persistent annulus on the...

Growing Wild Mushrooms

A Complete Guide to Cultivating Edible and Hallucinogenic Mushrooms Copyright 1976 by Bob Harris. Revised Edition, 1978. Copyright 1978 by Bob Harris. All Rights Reserved. Printed in the United States of America. Published By Homestead Book Company Library of Congress Catalog Card Number 76-6613 DIGITALIS* PROJECT** anything of lasting value will, once digitized and spread on the world wide web, exist and be available to all until the end of the Technological Era. THE DIGITAUS PROJECT...