Cultures are made to order as agar plates or slants. We do not sell liquid culture at this time.
'Lion's Brain' Hericium erinaceus NSHE1: Commercial strain. Very productive Lion's Mane culture forming dense pom pom fruit-bodies. Fruits best in cooler temperatures, 1/2-1 lb yield on first flush off of 5 lb supplemented sawdust with consistent subsequent fruitings over several months.
Hericium erinaceus NSHE2: A commercial strain from Washington, with similar fruiting conditions as our HE1 and HE3.
'Tree Beard' Hericium erinaceus NSHE3: A showy strain of Lion's Mane that produces commercially viable flushes of less uniformed fruiting bodies adding variation to your Lion's Mane boxes.
'Comb Tooth' Hericium corralloides NSHC2: A commercially productive strain of Comb Tooth from Mossy Creek in Tennessee. Unlike the dense 'pom poms' of Hericium erinaceus,Hericium corraloides produces large, coral-like fruiting bodies with branching spines.
Hericium americanum NSHA1: Americanum is also known as Bear's Head, to continue the animal-naming convention (Hericium means 'hedgehog'). It features longer, icicle-like spines but resembles erinaceus when young. Often found on hardwoods but sometimes on conifers. This strain comes from the Pacific Northwest.
Hericium americanum NSHA2: From a culture collection; unknown fruiting conditions.
Hericium americanum NSHA3: From a culture collection; unknown fruiting conditions.
Hericium americanum NSHA4: Cultured from a wild specimen of Hericium americanum in Maine.