Lion's Mane - (Hericium erinaceus) Sawdust Spawn

Item No. SHEL
Availability: In Stock
Buy 2 or more for $23.00 each
Buy 8 or more for $20.00 each
Buy 11 or more for $16.50 each
Buy 50 or more for $12.50 each
Buy 100 or more for $10.00 each

Softball size clusters with cascading long spines make this Hericium one of the most breath-taking mushrooms. Lion's Mane has received attention in recent years for its neurotrophic capabilities by potentially keeping our brains strong. While Lion's Mane grown in sawdust culture can sometimes be slightly bitter, its log grown counterpart is almost always sweet and succulent. Patience is required for growing Lion's Mane on logs, often taking two years for fruiting to begin. Fruits in spring and fall. Lion's Mane sawdust spawn can be used via the standard "drill and fill" method as used for shiitake cultivation; however, an increasingly promising method is the "totem method," used on larger diameter rounds (especially on beech and other medium-hard/medium-soft hardwoods). One 5 lb. bag of sawdust spawn will inoculate 20 logs (4" dia. x 40" length) using the drill-and-fill method, or 6 totems (2-logs high). Instructions for both methods are included.

*Please Note: Lion's Mane mycelium is light and wispy, leading to an "uncolonized" appearance in the spawn. This is normal!

Volume discount pricing applies to large (5 lb.) bags only:

1 bag: $26.00
2 - 7 bags: $23.00 ea.
8 - 10 bags: $20.00 ea.
11 - 49 bags: $16.50 ea.
50-99 bags: $12.50 ea.
100+ bags: $10.00 ea.