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close this bookMushroom Cultivation in Thailand (Peace Corps, 1987, 85 p.)
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View the document1. Introduction to mushroom cultivation in Thailand
View the document2. Mushroom cultivation
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Open this folder and view contents4. Straw mushroom cultivation in beds
Open this folder and view contents5. Angel, oyster and abalone mushroom cultivation in plastic bags
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View the documentAppendix A: Propagation hood: Use and construction
View the documentAppendix B.: Construction of oil drum autoclave
View the documentAppendix C: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Angel, oyster and abalone mushrooms
View the documentAppendix D: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Wood ear mushrooms
View the documentAppendix E: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Straw mushrooms
View the documentAppendix F: Spawn purchase and handling
View the documentAppendix G: Nutritional content
View the documentAppendix H: Chart detailing important mushroom information
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Appendix B.: Construction of oil drum autoclave

An oil drum autoclave is constructed using the following materials:

1. An oil drum.

2. Metal or wooden grate to be used to support the bags of spawn approximately 1 foot from the bottom of the oil drum.

3. Lid with hole, or holes, to allow steam to escape.

4. Metal seal used to tightly secure lid to the oil drum.

5. Heavy paper, cardboard or straw matting used to line the walls of the oil drum autoclave to ensure the plastic bags will not burn or melt during sterilization.

6. During use, the oil drum autoclave is supported by bricks, rocks, a metal stand or any other suitable material over a fire.


Oil-Drum Autoclave Construction Materials