Hericium erinaceus AM-P4

Agrocybe aegerita AM-G11

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Strain: Hericium erinaceus AM-P4


Common Names: Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Hóu Tóu Gū (猴头菇), Yamabushitake (山伏茸), Norugongdengi-beoseot (노루궁뎅이버섯), Affenkopfpilz, Ежеви́к гребе́нчатый


=Hydnum erinaceus Bull.


Lion’s Mane, Pom Pom Blanc, Bears Head, Bearded Tooth, etc… Hericium erinaceus is a popular and highly regarded edible fungus; a commercially viable species, being grown both for food and medicine on almost every continent. Native to North America and the only Hericium species on the continent that has all its spines forming from a single cluster as opposed to H. ramosum, H. abeitis, or H. coralloides. Hericium is an annual mushroom which is ecologically a facultative parasite living on wounded hardwood from July to January. Its fruit body is 10-20cm wide at maturity with spines 5-6cm long, turning yellow with age. The spores are white and measure 5-6 X 4-5.5μ, nearly round, smooth to slightly roughened, and amyloid. This is an easy mushroom to grow, and it often fruits on a wide diversity of hardwoods before colonization is complete. This is most often grown indoors on blocks of sterilized hardwood sawdust. It’s a choice candidate for both indoor and outdoor cultivation applications.


Application: choice edible, medicinal usage and compounds.


Characteristics: his mushroom has a unique aspect: it is composed of multiple downward oriented white colored spines, changing color to yellow-brown with age.


Temperature Range: Mid: 50-75 °F (10-24 °C) fruiting temperature.


Recommended Substrate: hardwood sawdust (oak, beech, maple, etc) supplemeted with rice bran. pH 5-6.5.

Cellulose Decomposers: Hardwood Sawdust

Most popular species under cultivation are naturally wood inhabiting fungi. So, growing on sawdust is a logical choice. Sawdust is mixed with wheat bran (or another nitrogen source) at 5-15% and Calcium Carbonate (CaCO3) (a buffering agent) at 2-3%, and filled into autoclavable bags. The bags are sterilized for a minimum of 1 hour at 121°C (15 psi when at sea level). Note sterilization exposure times vary depending on pressure and elevation. Finally, the substrate is cooled to at least 25°C (approx. 80°F) then, inoculated with grain or liquid spawn and incubated at appropriate temp for the species until colonization is complete.


Recommended Media Type: PDY WMYA MYAP WMEP


History: Isolated by Aloha Medicinals 2000


DNA Sequence: DNA Sequencing for ITS region available at an extra charge of $200. Allow two weeks for the DNA sequencing service.

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