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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
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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 E: Selected examples of growth media preparation: Straw mushrooms

1.

Dried water hyacinth

10 kg

Leucaena leaves

1-3 kg

Water

10-15 liters

Gather 10 kg of dried water hyacinth and 1-3 kg of dried leucaena leaves, chop into small (approximately 1 cm long) pieces and mix together. Add 10-15 liters of water and mix well.

2.

Horse manure

10 kg

Kapok

1-2 fertilizer bags

Lotus seeds

8 kg

Water the kapok until moist and mix with horse manure. Compost for two days, turning the pile daily.

During this time soak the lotus seeds in water. On the third day, add the seeds to the horse manure/kapok mixture. Mix well. Let sit overnight. Mix once more prior to use.