This is for one bag of fully colonized Lion's Mane mushroom sawdust spawn ready to go. The quantity is enough to inoculate one hardwood log 40" long and 2-5" in diameter.
sawdust spawn consist of mycelium grown into hardwood sawdust. You will need a drill bit size 7/16" with 7/16" stop collar, or if you have a 12 mm bit with stop that will work.
Note: sawdust spawn is prone to drying out pretty fast, after packing the spawn into your holes you want to seal the holes with wax as soon as possible, you can use cheese wax, beeswax, or paraffin wax to seal the holes, you want to drill your holes1 inch deep. This is where the stop collar comes in handy, See our direction manual for detailed inoculation instructions.
This species has many names including the bearded tooth mushroom and pom pom mushroom. They’re found in late summer to fall on dead or dying hardwood trees, especially oak and beech. They grow in North America, China, Japan, and Europe.
This doesn’t look like your typical mushroom. It has no real cap and no stem. Instead it sports long spines coming out from a single clump. The purpose of these spines is to manufacture and release spores, the “seeds” of a mushroom that allow the fungal organism to reproduce.
Many different types of mushrooms have spines instead of a cap, but lions mane and other members of the Hericium genus are some of the most recognizable. Their color is mainly white, although they become brown or yellow with age.
This is not a common species of mushroom so finding one in the woods may be a rare treat. They grow higher up on trees rather than the base, which means that they’re also often missed during a mushroom hunt.
This mushroom provides more than just a visual treat. They’re considered by many to be a gourmet edible, with a wonderfully chewy texture and taste slightly reminiscent of seafood.
Lions mane has also been the subject of more and more medical studies in the last decade. They appear to have nerve regenerating properties, stimulating nerve growth and aiding those with cognitive impairments. yesterday’s funny looking mushroom may be part of tomorrows dementia treatment.