Over and over, some of the terms used in the discussion of mushroom cultivation are misspelled, badly.
This is a list of some of these words, and their correct spelling.
i n n o c u l a t i o n
i n o
c u l a t i o n
Introduction of spores or spawn into substrate.
t e r a n i u m
t e r r a n i u m
t e r r e r i u m
t e r r a r i u m
A small enclosure or closed container in which selected living plants, fungi
and sometimes small land animals, such as turtles and lizards, are kept and
s u b s t r a i t
s u b s t r a i g h t
s u b s r a t e
s u b s t r a t e
Whatever you're using to grow the mushrooms on. Different varieties of mushroom
like to eat different things (rice, rye grain, straw, compost, woodchips, birdseed).
Different techniques involve infecting substrates with anything from spores,
to chopped-up mycelium, to blended mushroom.
p a s u r i s a t i o n
p a s t o r i z a t i o n
p a s t e r i z a t i o n
p a s
t e u r i z a t i o n, p
a s t e u r i z e
(in England: p a s t e u r i s a t i o n, p a s t e u r i s e)
Heat treatment applied to a substrate to destroy unwanted organisms but keeping
favorable ones alive. The temperature range is 60?C to 80?C(140-175?F).
The treatment is very different from sterilization, which aims at destroying
all organisms in the substrate.
d e s i n f e c t i o n
d i s i
n f e c t i o n
To cleanse so as to destroy or prevent the growth of microorganisms, usually
referring to rubbing or spraying the surfaces one wants to disinfect with lysol,
diluted bleach solutions or alcohol.
d e s s i c a n t
d e s
i c c a n t
An anhydrous(waterless) substance, usually a powder or gel, used to absorb water
from other substances. Two commonly used types are calcium hydroxide or silica
a b h o r t
A mushroom that for some reason ceases to grow and never reaches maturity.
p r e p e r a t i o n
p r e
p a r a t i o n
c o l a n i s a t i o n
c o l
o n i z a t i o n
( in England: c o l o n i s a t i o n )
The period of the mushroom cultivation starting at inoculation during which
the mycelium grows through the substrate until it is totally permeated and overgrown.
t u b b e r w a r e
t u p p e r w a r e
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