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Hericium erinaceus [Lion's Mane Mushroom, Bearded Tooth Mushroom, Hedgehog Mushroom]


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#1 dial8

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:14 PM

Lion's Mane...pretty damn pretty.

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#2 aumbrellaforainydays

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:15 PM

i just want to bite down into it!

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:25 PM

i just want to bite down into it!



Don't do that! They taste like shit unless cooked IMO. Kind of bitter also. But when seered up in a skillet, damn good!

That's a big one 8. Did you eat it yet?

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:36 PM

No I left it. It looks to be riddled with worm holes on the top of it. I will probably go back and try to clone it if I can find the time.

If I decide to eat it how do I cook it and what seasonings are best?

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 01:40 PM

I just used olive oil and sliced garlic cloves. Salt and peppered and that's it. I really liked it. But eating it raw was a mistake. This bitter after taste snuck up on me about 5 minutes after sampling it. Not good!

That thing's about to crap out. Soon enough the teeth will start to turn brown as well. I've read it's better to eat them prior to browning, which makes complete sense I guess. lol.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 02:04 PM

Oh man.... my favorite..... But I haven't found a single one, bugged up or not, this year! Oh the sorrow! :cry:

Well, guess I'll just have to grow some! Nice find and cool pics!

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:17 PM

also see
http://mycotopia.net...read.php?t=5554

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:34 PM

Don't do that! They taste like shit unless cooked IMO. Kind of bitter also. But when seered up in a skillet, damn good!

That's a big one 8. Did you eat it yet?



They are only bitter when they get older. When they are only about as big as a fist they are quite tasty raw (like lobster) and can be shredding into a salad.

They are also easy to grow in a mycobag with alder sawdust.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:38 PM

Thanks for sharing the Lions Mane pictures dial8.:rasta:

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 09:47 PM

That's an interesting mushroom but I have to admit It doesn't look appetizing to me. But I like the pic though.

#11 Lazlo

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 10:22 PM

Shredded into a salad sounds good! I'll have to try that. Thanks.

Actually Sharkie, they're pretty tastey!

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 02:38 AM

that looks so sweet D8, will it come back in the same spot next season?

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 03:19 AM

Wow, great pics D8, I love Lions Mane.
The taste/texture reminds me of lobster.
Cooked up with some butter, mmmmmm.
These were cultivated.

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#14 Lazlo

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 09:45 AM

I hear they're super simple to cultivate indoors? The one I found was growing from a Pecan tree I think (or Walnut) and the weather was somewhat warm and not so humid. The sight I saw had a lady that simply grows them in sawdust bags with a hole in the bottom for fruiting. Just like an Oyster bag more or less, just sitting in the open air in her kitchen.

#15 BuckarooBanzai

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Posted 21 October 2006 - 10:58 AM

Very cool pics. I dig the fence wire going through it.

Excellent closeups.

#16 dial8

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:25 PM

Thanks, guys! It is a real cool looking fungus.

It is cool that what started out as such a simple thread turned into something pretty damn interesting. I love this site!

#17 Hippie3

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:33 PM

They are only bitter when they get older


kinda like my ex's eh...

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:59 PM

I hear they're super simple to cultivate indoors? The one I found was growing from a Pecan tree I think (or Walnut) and the weather was somewhat warm and not so humid. The sight I saw had a lady that simply grows them in sawdust bags with a hole in the bottom for fruiting. Just like an Oyster bag more or less, just sitting in the open air in her kitchen.


Sporeworks has a very aggresive strain. It fruits like mad on everything. Indoors and outdoors. I'm in the process of re-vitalizing an lc of it now.

I'm allergic to crustations so Lion's Mane has become my lobster substitue...so tasty! Trick is to cook them slow.

I can hardly wait to go picking some wild ones myself! Here's some pics from last years hunting in the Olympic Mountains. /me looks at the calender and realizes he better get his ass in gear.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 05:04 PM

Great finds. Never found any myself, but I have tried them. They are very good edibles. Very interesting fungi too!

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 11:02 PM

Wow, great pics D8, I love Lions Mane.
The taste/texture reminds me of lobster.
Cooked up with some butter, mmmmmm.
These were cultivated.


damn waylitjim that loooks like a giant dandeLION! ironically both lions




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