I've been working with Hericium erinaceus for a few years now from the same colony. It came from a reliable vendor.
I recently traded a plate of my Hericium and received a syringe labeled H. Erinaceus Sample was foraged in Washington state. I also recieved H. Americanus (but that's for a later time!)
Like usual, I didn't label my initial start date. Proceeded to waste whole syringe on agar. I always do this and store one plate in the fridge. Next time I think I will go straight to slant as well.
In a month or so hopefully I have some new pom-poms to eat and can compare my two different genetics.
Only issue I'm having with LM is collecting spores, I can't seem to get them to sporulate even if I waste a lions mane and don't get to eat it :(
I know with how often I'm enjoying these guys this might be only time I hit sensence.
The whole syringe
Trying my first LC run for gourmets as well. Just started showing a tiny snowflake in my LC jar, along with tons of cat hair. It's fine lions love kitties.
Edited by rockyfungus, 09 December 2020 - 11:30 AM.