Cover Image
close this bookMushroom Cultivation in Thailand (Peace Corps, 1987, 85 p.)
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Introduction to mushroom cultivation in Thailand
View the document2. Mushroom cultivation
Open this folder and view contents3. Mushroom spawn propagation
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
Open this folder and view contents6. Wood ear mushroom cultivation in wooden logs
Open this folder and view contents7. Mushroom pests: prevention and eradication
View the documentEnglish word list
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
View the documentA selected bibliography

Appendix D: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Wood ear mushrooms

1.

Para rubber tree pulp

120 kg

Lime

1 kg

MgSO3

3 soup spoons

Rice bran

5 kg

Water (to moisten)


Place pulp in a pile and spread lime on top--do not mix in! Let sit for two to three days. This will eliminate all mold spore in the pile.

Remove all large pieces using a sieve. Sieve the amount that you plan to use immediately.

Add rice bran and lime.

Mix MgSO3 and water, sprinkle on pile. Mix well. Make pile moist but not wet.

Let sit for 1-2 hours, allowing pulp to soak up water.

Place pulp mix into bags. Each bag should weigh approximately 1.2 kg.

This is enough compost to produce 150-200 bags of mushroom spawn.

2. Pulp from other tree species may be used in place of para rubber tree pulp. For example, Durian, Kapok, Jackfruit and Mango are also good. When using pulp of other tree varieties, the procedure for use is the same as outlined above.