Lion’s Mane is most recognisable for its long, white, cascading, spine like fruiting body. It is a great place to start if you are venturing beyond the traditional oyster mushroom grow. Whether you are growing on a commercial scale, or from your own back garden, we recommend eating it fried up with garlic and butter.
Using grain spawn offers you a quicker harvest as compared to less intensive methods, such as log grows. It will thrive on more woody substrates, such as straw. All our spawn is stored in specialist breathable Microsac bags. This means that the spawn is always at its freshest, from our fridges to yours.
- Suitable for all customers, from hobbyists to professionals
- Unusual fruiting body which offers a new growing experience
- Can bring flush after flush for up to eight years
For larger quantities, check out our wholesale collection.
Growing Temperature: 18 to 25oC
Grows best in humid conditions.
|Binomial name||Hericium erinaceus|
|Inoculation rate||mix with ± 1% spawn|
|Natural substrate||composition:||80% hardwood, mixed fine + coarse)|
|Incubation||room temperature:||25 °C|
|substrate temperature:||27 °C|
|duration:||Ca. 20 days|
|Primordia induction||(night time)* temperature:||18-24 °C|
|relative humidity||90- 95 %|
|Fruiting conditions||room temperature:||16-21 °C|
|relative humidity:||85–95 %|
|light:||Less than 500 lux|
|interval:||ca. 2 weeks|
|Total production cycle|
|Average yield||Approx. 150 g saleable mushrooms per kg fresh substrate†|
*Primordia are induced by a shock. For most mushroom species, this is done with a thermal shock, which is defined by the minimum temperature during the day-night cycle.
†Mushroom weight immediately after harvesting, and wetted substrate weight prior to inoculation.
Important remark: these cultivation guidelines in our technical data sheets are a compilation of the data given to us by experienced cultivators. Individual differences in the cultivation conditions can seriously affect the results.