Introduction

  • 1. Common names
  • 2. Taxonomy - Scientific name
Alias Agaricus brunnescens

Description
  • 1. Fruit / Cap
  • 2. Natural habitat
  • 3. Fragrance Signature

Features

  • 1. Spores print
  • 2. Mycelial characteristics
  • 3. Microscopic feature

Growth Characteristics

  • 1. Temperature
  • 2. Humidity
  • 3. O2/CO2
  • 4. Light
  • 5. Substrate composition
  • 6. Summary [1]
    • Spawn Run
      • Incubation Temperature: 76-78F. (24-26° C.) Thermal death 96F (36C), damage 90F (32C)
      • Relative Humidity: 90-100%
      • Duration: 2 weeks.
      • CO2: 5000-10,000 ppm.
      • Fresh Air Exchanges: 0
      • Light Requirements: n/a
    • Casing
      • Temperature: 76-80F (24-27C)
      • Relative Humidity: 90-100%
      • Duration: 8-12 days.
      • CO2: 5000-10,000 ppm.
      • Fresh Air Exchanges: 0
      • Light Requirements: n/a
    • Primordia Formation
      • Initiation Temperature: 65-70° F. (18-21° C.)
      • Relative Humidity: 95-100%.
      • Duration: 12-15 days after casing.
      • CO2: less than 1000 ppm.
      • FreshAir Exchanges: 4 per hour.
      • Light Requirements: None required
    • Fruitbody Development
      • Temperature: 62-65° F. (16-18° C.)
      • Relative Humidity: 85-92%.
      • Duration: 7 - 10 days
      • CO2: less than 1000 ppm.
      • FreshAir Exchanges: 4 per hour.
      • Light Requirements: none required
    • Cropping Cycle
      • 5 weeks cropping period

Consumption


Preservation


Natural Cultivation

Indoor Cultivation

  • 1. Inoculation
    • Mycelium 5, 10 and 14 days after inoculation
  • 2. Spawn run
    • Fruit from bag, from column
  • 3. Primordia
  • 4. Fruiting

Cultivation Substrates


Availability

References

  1. The mushroom cultivator, Paul Stamets , P161.
  2. Tom Volk's Fungus of the Month for April 2001
  3. Agaricus bisporus on non composted substrate, Shroomery Forum