Lion’s Mane Grain Spawn 3Kg/6.6Lbs


3 kg Lion Mane (hericium erinaceus) Grain Spawn


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3 kg Lion’s Mane (hericium erinaceus) Grain Spawn

Grain Spawn is used to inoculate wheat straw or sawdust. It can be used to inoculate hardwood outdoors but it is not ideal since it will attract squirrels and other animals that will try to reach the grains as food source. It can also be used to start culture on agar or to expand more grains.

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Hericium erinaceus is an edible and medicinal mushroom that belongs to the tooth fungus group of mushrooms. It is found in North-America often, during fall, on dead to decaying hard woods. This is a fun mushroom to grow, because it has a unique, white, snow ball shape, with spikes all around it. It is called the memory mushroom because it has been used for a very long time in traditional Chinese medicine as a super food to enhance overall health and cognitive functions. This is a tasty mushroom that goes well with many dishes.

Lion’s Mane spawn has a mycelium that tends to get out of the filter patch and fruit outside of the bag or just fruit inside of the bag. To slow down fruiting we put the bags in the fridge once they are nearly fully colonized. For this reason the bag you get may not be 100% white but it is 100% colonized. It means even if the grains at the bottom of the bag are not completely white there is mycelium on them and that’s more than enough to inoculate your substrate.

Difficulty level: easy / moderate / hard

Ideal substrate: sawdust.

Additional information

Weight 3 kg
Dimensions 26 × 26 × 16 cm