Lion’s Mane (High Temperature Tolerant) Ready-to-Fruit 3lb Block
This culture of lion’s mane is able to fruit at higher temperatures than the standard lion’s mane culture we have available. A great option for locations that are hot, or as a seasonal culture to run during summer. This culture can fruit into the 80’s (°F) and down to 55-60°F like the standard Lion’s Mane.
This product may take up to 3 weeks to ship but most of the time will ship immediately or in 1-2 weeks. Please be aware of the lag before ordering. You will get an email with tracking 1 day before shipping, if you need to delay the order contact MMM ASAP to reschedule the order ship date.
Please see below the instructions for considerations about home grown food products and mushroom spores.
Instructions for use:
This information is specific to Lion’s Mane (High Temperature Tolerant).
- Check your block upon arrival to make sure there are no tears or signs of mold from shipping. If the block has broken into pieces during shipping, gently press the block together and let sit 3-5 days undisturbed before moving to step 2.
Lion’s mane has notoriously thin and wispy mycelium, if the block appears uncolonized let it sit 2-4 days and it should begin to whiten.
- Slice a 1-2″ slit into the bag or a 1″ “X” into the side of the block. Be careful not to cut into the block itself and just cut the plastic. If there are mushroom pins, consider creating the opening around a group of pins. See example photo below.
- Fold down the top of the bag and deflate the block, tape the top down so that there is minimal room between the block and plastic except where the cut was made.
- Place the Ready-to-Fruit block in the most humid part of your home (not in direct sunlight) or in a grow chamber or grow tent. The kitchen is a good household place in lieu of a dedicated fruiting chamber. Lion’s Mane (High Temperature Tolerant) fruits best between 60-85°F.
Search online for easy to make fruiting chambers: monotubs, shot gun fruiting chambers (SGFCs) and tents with foggers/humidifiers are all great options and will likely increase success in fruiting and producing healthy fruits. Even a trash bag with plenty of holes can be used to increase humidity! If the Lion’s Mane produced in a fruiting chamber have large stems and long thin teeth, more air exchange is needed.
- 2X daily (or more if your environment is dry) spritz the plastic with distilled/filtered water where the cut was made and look for mushroom “pins”. These are the start of mushrooms! Pins should take ~1-2 weeks to develop from the time of opening the bag.
- Continue to mist the fruits and plastic while they grow. Lion’s Mane are usually ready to harvest ~7-14 days after pins form and should be harvested before the teeth elongate too much and produce spores for tastiest results.
- Cut the mushroom cluster from the block and enjoy for your next meal!
- Soak the block in fresh distilled/filtered water for 1-6 hours while inside the bag (pour into the opening) and then drain from the bag.
- Put block back into fruiting conditions, you should get at least 1 more “flush” of mushrooms from the block. If pins do not form at the cut site, consider opening the plastic at the site of the largest set of pins for subsequent flushes and sealing the original site with tape.
Lion’s Mane pins
*CAUTIONS AND CONSIDERATIONS:
IF YOU PLAN ON CONSUMING YOUR HOME-GROWN MUSHROOMS MAKE SURE TO COOK THEM THOROUGHLY. IF IT IS YOUR FIRST TIME EATING THIS SPECIES, IT IS BEST TO START WITH A SMALL AMOUNT TO SEE HOW YOUR BODY RESPONDS!
MUSHROOMS PRODUCE SPORES AS THEY DEVELOP. THIS IS A NATURAL MEANS OF REPRODUCTION FOR THE FUNGUS. THEY USUALLY APPEAR AS A DUSTY SURFACE ON YOUR GROW KIT BENEATH THE MUSHROOM CAPS. PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES OR COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS MAY WANT TO CONSIDER PUTTING FRUITING MUSHROOM KITS OUTDOORS OR IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA AS AIRBORNE SPORES SOMETIMES CAUSE RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. SPORES MAY ALSO CAUSE IRRITATION FOR SOME NON-ALLERGIC OR IMMUNE COMPROMISED MUSHROOM GROWERS, THOUGH THIS IS RARE. HARVESTING MUSHROOMS WHILE STILL IN THEIR YOUNGER GROWTH STAGES WILL REDUCE THE OVERALL SPORE LOAD.
This is the second time ordering from this site, I used email invoice and MR for my purchased and it was very simple, and im pleased to have received additional freebie LC Rieshi syringe. My Lions mane block is fruiting within days of receiving it. My past LC of red reishi was inoculated straight into hardwood substrate without grain first and is fruiting after 6 weeks from inoculation and practically crawling out of the jar! This site has clean gourmet cultures , that grow fast. The tracked shipping made it easy to pick up my block without risking it sitting out. Thanks MMM
Thank you for your kind words and for choosing my site for your orders. I am delighted to hear that your lions mane block is fruiting quickly and that you enjoyed the freebie LC Reishi syringe. I take pride in providing clean and fast-growing gourmet cultures. We appreciate your support and we hope to continue providing you with quality products and excellent service. Those reishi are ready to pop off- I am pleasantly surprised that they grew and fruited after direct substrate inoculation from LC
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This is by far one of my favorite products that I’ve purchased from MMM, great buy, never fails, and keeps coming. Great for starting out.
Received product or in good condition retina fruit, and just like advertised introduced it to prudent conditions two days later And as of three or four days ago, my block has started fruiting
Super healthy and viable culture, got 2 flushes, used the mycelium for plugs and cloned the fruit. Awesome stuff.
Order came in very fast and was pleasantly surprised. When I opened the box to inspect the bag it was colonized very well and had some good pins forming already and rushed to a fruiting box for humidity/air. In a week I was picking these beauties! I picked them a little early due to work but am excited to see how the next flush goes. They really are amazing looking and were very easy to maintain
I was nervous ordering this originally because I’ve had really bad luck with lions mane, but these grew, and oh my god were they big. Makes a wonderful addition stir fry