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"Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone?
    #4151097 - 05/08/05 09:45 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Hey guys!

Does anyone own TMC and believe that it's something that is very useful / fun to read / grateful to own?

I'm considering buying this book and curious what people's thoughts are on it. Thanks!


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: spank0r]
    #4151102 - 05/08/05 09:46 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

To put it simply it's the mushroom growers Bible.


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Magash]
    #4151124 - 05/08/05 09:51 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

A WISE investment.


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Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Magash]
    #4151185 - 05/08/05 10:07 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Magash said:
To put it simply it's the mushroom growers Bible.




:thumbup:


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: spank0r]
    #4151360 - 05/08/05 10:51 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

The TMC gives you a solid base on classic mycology technique and is a dense source of good information. It's the Bible of growing mushrooms, but like the Bible, it doesn't deal with some of the new ideas and inventions. For example the TMC covers basic agar techniques in a beautifully written text with pictures, but it doesn't say anything about using half pint jars as petri dishes, scraping the surface, and drawing off the mycelium chunks (i.e. the mechanics of using agar more practically). The point is that the TMC is a good base, but you'd be wise to use the Shroomery search often.


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Blue Helix]
    #4151368 - 05/08/05 10:53 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

a great read and a great reference. buy it!


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: gratefulredhead]
    #4151404 - 05/08/05 11:03 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

What do I think?



It cost me 34.99 + tax.  Some isn't the most usable for the typical home cultivator but almost all of it is invaluable.  I've read, and reread.. and highlighted this book within the first two weeks owned.  It's the most informative pile of paper I've ever laid eyes on.

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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Sammy]
    #4151551 - 05/08/05 11:31 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

i lost my first copy and bought my second copy on ebay for 10 bucks


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: spank0r]
    #4151629 - 05/08/05 11:49 PM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yup.. i have it.. buy it on amazon you can get it new or used.. the used is cheaper..


I baught mine new read the whole book over and over. excellent book every cultivator should have.


I left reading it with lots of useful information, a better understanding of mushrooms, cultivation, and contams. Also with far more confidence in cultivating and trying new things. Much more so then what the forums can give you. *no offence forums i love you*


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: SoulJah2]
    #4152147 - 05/09/05 02:02 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

yeah its a good book imo every body should own a 55gallon oil drum and a fire pit for all there back yard pasturizing fun


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: onetime]
    #4152382 - 05/09/05 04:22 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Thanks d00ds... it looks like the verdict is clear


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: spank0r]
    #4152592 - 05/09/05 08:42 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

It is the best basics handbook out there hands downs, I've had my copy since "84" and have had to tape the covers on through repeated openings (100's)! It's something any serious grower owns.


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: hyphae]
    #4152836 - 05/09/05 11:28 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

so hyphae do you pasturize in a 55gal drum over a fire pit in your back yard ?


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: onetime]
    #4156054 - 05/10/05 03:45 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

gotta love the 55 gal drum....


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: spank0r]
    #4156473 - 05/10/05 09:23 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)


It was of no use to me.


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Sammy]
    #4156574 - 05/10/05 10:15 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Quote:

Sammy said:

Roadkill has a signed edition :wink:




I do...I do

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I really like reading the TMC

I have read it front to back twice...and still look through it.

I'd like to see Paul revise it...but I don't think he ever will.

Plus I'd like to see him edit it...there are several errors in it!~

The TMC is a good base book...it really needs to be updated with new growing methods that have been developed since he wrote it back in the 1980's.

tc


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4156611 - 05/10/05 10:27 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

Just got TMC a week ago... most things in there are generalized by the teks on this site, but that book looks way deep into things and definately has a lot of great information in it, read it once, or twice, or a million times, and have it around for reference!

On the Stamets note, his new book sounds realllllly interesting... how mycelium can solve a lot of environmental problems etc... out in Aug 2005 i believe...


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4156622 - 05/10/05 10:30 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I still enjoy my copy, great book.



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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Holydiver]
    #4156727 - 05/10/05 10:59 AM (11 years, 7 months ago)

I got a copy of his newer book at half priced. Its supposed to be the same thing, more recently updated, but minus the contam section. "Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms" by Paul Stamets.


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Re: "Paul Stamets, TMC book" opinions anyone? [Re: Roadkill]
    #8900363 - 09/09/08 04:19 AM (8 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

Roadkill said:

...there are several errors in it!~






Please elaborate.
I'm getting ready to buy, read and memorize this book.


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