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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
Open this folder and view contents6. Wood ear mushroom cultivation in wooden logs
Open this folder and view contents7. Mushroom pests: prevention and eradication
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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 F: Spawn purchase and handling

When purchasing spawn, be sure to observe the following criteria:

1. Choose spawn that is sweet smelling;

2. Free of any molds (usually of green or yellow color);

3. Not too old (mushrooms can be seen growing in the bag), or too young (mycelium growth is not yet evident), and;

4. Contained in bags that are undamaged (i.e., not torn or ripped).

When handling spawn, be sure to observe the following criteria:

1. Do not expose spawn to high temperature or humidity prior to cultivation as this will kill the spawn or lead to the introduction of molds in the bag.

2. Spawn should be kept out of direct sunlight.

3. Spawn should be protected from pests.

4. Spawn should be used shortly after purchase.

5. If planting will not be done until much later, the spawn purchased should be immature spawn and given time to develop in a cool dark place.


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