Lion`s Mane - Hericium erinaceus - pure culture for organic mushroom cultivation, AT-BIO-301 Strain No.: 107001

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Yamabusitake (jap.: mountain hidden mushroom), Pom-Pom blanc, hóu tóu gu (chin.: monkey's head), nam dau khi, Norugongdengi-beoseot (vietnam.: deertail mushroom)

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Lion`s Mane - Hericium erinaceus - Pure culture

Synonyms: Yamabusitake (jap.: mountain hidden mushroom), Pom-Pom blanc, hóu tóu gu (chin.: Monkey's Head), nam dau khi, Norugongdengi-beoseot (vietnam.: deertail mushroom)

Hericium erinaceus is an edible mushroom and medicinal mushroom in the tooth fungus group. It can be identified by its tendency to grow all the spines out from one group (rather than branches), long spines and its appearance on hardwoods. Although it is growing in Europe, it is not well known. For its unique delicious taste and the very decorative coral-like look the lion´s mane mushroom gets more and more a sought component of nouvelle cuisine. Out in the nature, Hericium erinaceus can be found in deciduous forests of Europe, North America and Asia (in particular in China and Japan).

Production time: The culture is made fresh after ordering, production time 2 to 3 weeks.
This product is fresh produce and should be processed immediatly after delivery.
If the product cannot be processed immediatley, it can be stored in the fridge at 4° Celsius for a maximum of two weeks.   

Lion`s Mane - Hericium erinaceus - pure culture
Living Lion`s Mane fungi culture in cell culture flask for further multiplication and professional spawn production, refined to highly productive strains by natural selection.
Filling volume: 15 ml culture medium, Growth area: 25 cm², Measurements: L x W x H = 79,7 x 42,6 x 26,53 mm
Certified for organic mushroom cultivation
(Organic control station: AT-BIO-301, Austria Bio Garantie)

Living, actively growing, axenic Hericium erinaceus cell culture, entirely free of other strains or contaminating organisms, for further multiplication. Our pure cultures are custom-made and produced fresh after ordering in a class 100 clean room environment on a solid culture medium (MEA) based on vegetable raw materials, it needs around 2 to 3 weeks until the culture is mature enough for shipping. The culture is supplied in special cell culture flasks (Filling volume: 15 ml culture medium, Growth area: 25 cm², Measurements: L x W x H = 79,7 x 42,6 x 26,53 mm) with breathable, hydrophobic membrane. This special design prevents introduction of contaminants and enables optimum gas exchange thanks to the high air flow rate of the membrane. In this packaging the mushroom culture can also survive longer shipping distance and time without loss of quality or germinative ability.

This product is intended for professional Lion`s Mane mushroom spawn production or further multiplication of this fungi strain. Working with pure cell cultures requires detailed mushroom cultivation skills. For beginners and hobby growers working with grain spawn or sawdust spawn is recommended.

We also offer further literature to gain detailed cultivation knowledge, one of the following books is highly-recommended for successful cultivation:
- Growing Gourmet & Medicinal Mushrooms, Dr. Paul Stamets, ISBN: 978-1580081757
- Mushroom Cultivation IV - appropriate technology for mushroom growers, Peter Oei, ISBN 978-90-8251290-8

Suitable Substrate:
hardwood (poplar, oak, alder, aspen, maple, birch, ash, beech, willow, elm)

Suitable method of cultivation:
wood logs, indoor mycelium bags for cultivation in a greenhouse

Kingdom: Fungi
Division: Basidiomycota
Class: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Ressulaes
Family: Hericiaceae
Genus: Hericium
Species: Hericium erinaceus
Spores: White, elliptic, from smooth to slightly rough; 5.5 - 7 x 4.5 - 5.5 µ

Growing conditions:
Phase 1: Mycelium growth
Temperature: 21 - 27°C
Humidity: 90 - 100%
Duration: 10 - 14 days
CO2: >5,000 - 40,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 0 - 1 per hour
Light: n/a

Phase 2: Primordia formation / Fruiting initiation
Temperature: 10 - 15,6 °C
Humidity: 95 - 100%
Duration: 3 - 5 days
CO2: 500 - 700 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 5 - 8 per hour
Light: 500 - 1,000 lux

Phase 3: Fruiting and Harvest
Temperature: 18 - 24°C
Humidity: (85) 90 - 95%
Duration: 4 - 5 days
CO2: 500 - 1,000 ppm
Fresh air exchange: 5 - 8 per hour
Light: 500 - 1,000 lux
Cropping cycle: 2 crops, 14 days apart
SKU: AN239
Shipping weight‍: 0,10 kg
Item weight‍: 0,04 kg

About the mushroom

Scientific name: Hericium erinaceus

Synonyme: Monkeys head, lions mane, Himmematsutake

Natural habitat:
Hericium is growing preferably on dead hardwood like oak, walnut, beech or acorn.

Suitable Substrates: 
Hardwood (best: oak, beech, walnut, birch, acorn)

Edible mushruoom, vital mushroom.

The monkeys head owes his name to its extraordinary form. It is round oval or heart shaped, on its exterior it is covered with many dense long "hairs". The chinese gave it its name due to the resemblance to a hairy monkeys head.

Monkeys head is a favoured and delicious edible mushroom in China. It is one of the few mushrooms that have a strong lobster-like taste when cooked. In Europe it is rather unknown, although it is indigenous to some parts of the continent.

Class: Basidomycetes
Sub-class: Agaricomycetidae
Order: Russulales
Family: Stachelbartartige (Hericiaceae)
Genus: Stachelbärtige (Hericium)
Species: Hericium erinaceus

Spores:  white, elliptical, smooth to slightly rough 5,5 - 7 x 4.5 - 5.5 µ,