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.
my old colony, maybe 80 transfers out? Maybe 15, 5 pound blocks produced.
One of my favorites to watch grow, looks like ice or snow flakes.
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.