Lion’s Mane Liquid Culture

$16.99

Looking for the best Lion’s Mane Liquid Culture around? Our Liquid Culture is carefully monitored until the solution is 90% colonized, then pulled to keep it fresh in the syringe until it gets to you!

Species Hericium erinaceus
Difficulty ℹ️ ?
Spore Coloration White
Ecology Saprotrophic
Edibility Choice

Hericium erinaceus (also called lion’s mane mushroom, monkey head mushroom, bearded tooth mushroom, satyr’s beard, bearded hedgehog mushroom, pom pom mushroom, or bearded tooth fungus) is an edible and medicinal mushroom belonging to the tooth fungus group. Native to North America, Europe and Asia it can be identified by its long spines (greater than 1 cm length), its appearance on hardwoods and its tendency to grow a single clump of dangling spines.

H. erinaceus contains diverse phytochemicals, including polysaccharides, such as β-glucan, as well as hericenones and erinacines. From its essential oil, 77 aroma and flavor compounds were identified, including hexadecanoic acid (26% of total oil composition), linoleic acid, phenylacetaldehyde, and benzaldehyde, and other oils, such as 2-methyl-3-furanthiol, 2-ethylpyrazine and 2,6-diethylpyrazine.

The fruit bodies of H. erinaceus are mainly produced annually from September through November. It was observed that H. erinaceus could fruit intermittently for 20 years on the same dead tree. It is hypothesized that H. erinaceus can survive for 40 years.

Some photos of this product in its wild-foraged form are sourced from iNaturalist, taken by daniacervantes, Alison Northup, and others. Licensed by CC-BY4.0.

Frequently Asked Questions

Mushroom Liquid Culture is a nutrient solution with live mycelial bodies suspended in it. It comes in a filled 10cc syringe with a needle, and is entirely sterile!

 

Interested in making your own?! We offer our proprietary Liquid Culture mix right here

It sure is! Mushroom spores are the microscopic “seeds” of mushrooms.

Liquid culture is when those seeds have “taken root”, so to speak! Mushroom spores are very sturdy, and well suited to storage and transport.

Liquid culture offers you a way to add rocket fuel to your gourmet grows, and get to your desired fruiting bodies much faster!

Looking for spore syringes, instead of liquid culture? Head over here!

Keep your liquid culture ideally in the fridge for up to a year. You can also keep it in a cool dark place for 3~6 months.

Get yourself some substrate, an agar plate, or whatever medium you choose, attach the needle provided in your kit, and inject a small amount into your chosen medium!

If you any questions as to the density, sterility or other concerns about your order please reach out as soon as possible through our Help Center.

Our products have just started appearing on stores near you! Check out our store locator!

Run a store and interested in having us on your shelves? So are we! Please fill out the form at the bottom of the store locator page.

Generally speaking, liquid cultures ships on the next shipping day. Check the calendar here!

Each kit comes with 10cc of sterile, live mycelium in nutrient solution and a single 18Ga needle for use.

Some photos on this page have been sourced from iNaturalist or Wikipedia, taken mark-groeneveld, Alan Rockefeller, Matthew Borella, Denis Zabin, kaju, Andrey Loria, Juan Carlos Pérez Magaña or others not yet added to this list. See a photo your recognize that isn’t properly credited? Get a giftcard for letting us know!

Can’t wait to get your hands on your spore syringes or liquid cultures? Head over to our help center to get the most up to date information on your order.

Customer Reviews

Based on 10 reviews
100%
(10)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
J
J.L.
Perfect and fast shipping

These guys are awesome

M
M.
Liquid culture

Awesome

L
L.
Lion's Mane for neuropathy pain!

As always, great product. Thank you for all you do!

B
B.M.
New Mycologist thanks you

Order arrived in perfect condition and on time, unfortunately bought grain bags on Amazon that weren't prepared correctly. Didn't put all my eggs in one basket and now I have some nice growth on the lions mane in my homemade spawn.

W
W.
Lions mane!

Amazing culture. This was my first run at mycology and I couldn’t be happier. Long teeth and fast!

Shopping Cart
Lion’s Mane Liquid Culture
$16.99

Availability: 80 in stock