Lion’s Mane Plate



Colonized agar plate of Lion’s Mane
Lions Mane also known as Hericium Erinaceus has had studies find that this edible mushroom can protect against dementia, aide in the recover from injuries to the nervous system, can help manage diabetes symptoms, increase energy and much.  Also known as “The Hedgehog mushroom” or “Monkey Head” and was very  popular with Chinese traditional medicine.
Fruiting body can start out all white or sometimes have a hint of yellow or pink to them.  Mushrooms will slowly discolor to yellow after maturity, and is best to harvest before this happens.  Lions Mane is saprotrophic decaying  dead hardwood logs in the wild, usually cultivated on synthetic logs indoors. Takes about 2 weeks to fully mature and will begin to grow teeth like formations that can reach up to 4 inches long.

Additional information

Cultivation Level

Intermediate- This species is generally not difficult to grow, but it is not recommended to cultivate this mushroom for your first time. Without past gourmet/medicinal cultivation experience, it may be more challenging but not impossible.


Heavy Depositor- Mushrooms that deposit an immense amount of spores during maturity, billions of spores per fruit and sometimes trillons! This specimens will drop very heavy spore prints.


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