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Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) Commercial Spore Print

Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) Commercial Spore Print

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Lion's Mane is an awesome mushroom; need we say more.  This commercial strain fruits on average 1.5 lbs of mushrooms during the first flush from a 5 lb supplemented sawdust block.  Lion's Mane has a similar taste and texture to crab meat making it a favorite in the kitchen.  This mushroom colonizes quickly, within 2 weeks, and wants to fruit immediately after full substrate colonization takes place.


Fruiting Substrates:
-Masters mix (50/50 hardwood sawdust & soybean hulls)
-Hardwood sawdust & wheat bran @ 20% supplementation

Colonizing Temperature:
65 to 78 F

Fruiting Temperature:
50 to 78 F

Fruiting Humidity:
80 to 95%

Air Exchanges:
4 to 8 per hour

Please Note:  Lion's mane mushroom spores are white and hard to see.  They form whisps of spores on the tinfoil due to the nature of the mushroom and its shape.  Tilt the aluminum foil at a significant angle to see the spores.

New, novel strains of mushrooms are created when starting from spores.  You could discover the next popular strain of your favorite variety when growing mushrooms this way.  Even better, spore prints are more resistant to extreme weather.   

Each spore print order includes 2 prints on separate pieces of tinfoil, packaged in individual plastic bags. Commercial spore prints are taken from commercially viable mushroom strains.  Spore prints are taken in sterile lab conditions from indoor grown mushrooms, but note that spore prints are not guaranteed to be 100% sterile due to the nature of how mushrooms grow, and how prints are taken.  We recommend adding spores to agar petri dish plates to isolate potential contaminates and the desired strain.  We take every precaution to make the cleanest spore prints possible.