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True Lion's Mane Grow Kit Mushroom Grow Kit That Mushroom Guy
$40.00

This is TRUE Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus).


This is genuine Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus). Most Australian suppliers utilize a mushroom from the same family but a different species (Hericium coralloides) and promote it as "Australian Lion's Mane." 

However, it is not the authentic Lion's Mane but rather a similar-looking variant.


Due to Western Australian biosecurity laws, we cannot ship this item to Western Australia. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Skill Level:

Growing Time:

Shelf Life:

Ideal Fruiting Temp:

Yield:

Easy

7-14 days

2 months (refrigerated)

18°C - 24°C

810g - 1080g

Please Note: These yield numbers are estimates and actual results can differ, as they're based on the concept of Biological Efficiency. Want to dive deeper into what Biological Efficiency is?

Lion's Mane Mushroom Grow Kit - Your Ticket to Gourmet Mushrooms at Home

Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) is a mushroom not only sought out for its delicious flavor, but also for its unique medicinal properties that improve digestive health and cognitive function. It is commonly known as “the smart mushroom” and said to improve memory, mental clarity, and mood. Now you can grow your very own TRUE Lion’s Mane Mushroom!


We emphasize TRUE, because not all Australian products are made from the real thing. In fact, due to historic regulations many are made from a close relative known as the “Coral Tooth Mushroom” (Hericium corraloides) which is also called the “Australian Lion’s Mane”. This is what most Australian growers are producing and selling as Lion’s Mane.


While both of these mushrooms are in the same genus Hericium, they are different species and only distantly related. For example, within the mushroom genus Amanita you have choice edible species and also deadly poisonous ones! While both types of Hericium share a lot in common, only the health benefits of the true Lion's Mane (Hericium erinaceus) have scientific support. For this reason, we offer you the true and scientifically studied Lion's Mane Mushroom in our grow kits. 

Grow in 3 steps

Grow in 3 steps

100% chemical free

100% chemical free

Farm tested

farm tested

New South Wales

proudly made in nSW

Shipping Policy


Processing Time

We are working from Mon-Fri days. Our cutoff time is 2.00 pm, the processing time begins from the date you placed your order. 

 

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Australia

Australia Parcel Post

Free

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2-8 Business Days

 

PLEASE NOTE:

1. Shipping times will be affected during public holidays; manufacturers and couriers will limit their operations at these times. This is outside our control. Normal service resumes immediately after each holiday.

2. Incorrect address details and other issues may cause a delay in delivery.

Tracking Your Order

You will receive an email notifying you once your order has shipped. The email will include a unique parcel tracking number. The status of your order can be checked at Australia Post Tracking site https://auspost.com.au/mypost/track/#/search

 

Damage during transit

For any items damaged during transit please contact us with in 5 days with photos so we can arrange immediate refund or replacement.


Cancellation

Cancellation is accepted until we have posted your items. Please contact us ASAP if you wish to cancel your order.


 For further inquiries:

THAT MUSHROOM GUY

brett@thatmushroomguy.com.au

+61 428 123 305


Refund and Return Policy

Refund and Return Policy


Thankyou for your purchase. I hope you're happy with your purchase. However, if you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you can return for a full or partial refund or exchange.

Returns
All returns must be postmarked within 14 days. The mushroom kits are “alive” and must be returned ASAP, so they do not die and can be reused by growing the mushrooms ourselves. The box can be opened however, the kit must be unused and returned with all contents.

Return Process
To return an item please email me at brett@thatmushroomguy.com.au to get our return address. Sometimes we may not require the return but may ask for photos of the issue. If the return is for a change of mind, you will be responsible for the cost of postage, and we ask that you use postage with tracking please.

Refund
After we have received your return or photos and inspected it, we will immediately process your refund, please allow up to 7 days for the processing time.

For further inquiries:
THAT MUSHROOM GUY
133 Plunkett St, Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, 2541
brett@thatmushroomguy.com.au
+61 428 123 305

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW MANY TIMES WILL MY KIT PRODUCE MUSHROOMS?

Depending on species you may get 2-4 flushes. But we guarantee at least one flush of mushrooms.

There are many factors which determine the amount of flushes. Mushrooms are a living organism and it is quite a skill to cultivate them. Humidity, fresh air and temperature are the pillars of mushroom cultivation.


WHAT IS A "FLUSH"?

Besides a hand of playing cards of the same suit. A "flush" in mushroom cultivation is each crop or harvest of mushrooms. Depending on species, they usually appear once every 7-14 days.


HOW MANY MUSHROOMS WILL IT GROW?

Most mushroom kits are token size, ours weigh between 2.2 and 2.6kg. They are what the mushroom industry calls "fruiting blocks".

That said, depending on species, first flushes usually yield 400g-1kg.

Each subsequent flush is usually smaller.


WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR KIT ONCE ITS EXPENDED?

Remove your block from the plastic packaging and

Bury your block in the garden and cover with mulch or soil - this will encourage them to flush again!

OR

Break it up and use as mulch


WHY DID MY MUSHROOMS STOP GROWING?

When there isn't enough humidity around the block, mushroom pins usually stop growing. Don't be alarmed! Your mushroom kit is still alive and can fruit. Simply remove the dried-up pins (mushrooms) and leave the block to rest for a week. After that, soak the block in cold water for 20 minutes, remove all the water from the bag, and begin again.


Huge harvest of Lion's Mane Mushroom in a mushrooms fruiting chamber

Enjoy the Health Benefits and Unique Flavor of Lion's Mane Mushrooms

Scientific research indicates that there are numerous potential benefits of Lion's Mane mushroom. This unique mushroom may help elevate mood, boost cognitive function, and fortify the immune system. 

Although Lion's Mane is not a miracle cure by itself, incorporating it into your diet can serve as a valuable addition to healthy lifestyle habits. 
Lion's Mane with long teeth

When is Lion's Mane ready to Harvest?

If you're using our Lion's Mane grow kit, you'll find that the Lion's Mane mushrooms (Hericium erinaceus) are typically ready to harvest when the fruiting bodies have reached full maturity. This usually occurs around 7-14 days after the initial pinning stage. 

The ideal time to harvest, especially when using our Lion's Mane grow kit, is when the mushroom's spines or "teeth" are fully developed but still soft and moist. 

As a general rule, it's best to harvest Lion's Mane before the spines begin to dry out or turn brown, as this indicates that the mushroom is past its prime.

A Comprehensive Guide to Growing Lion's Mane Mushrooms Indoors

Lion's Mane Mushroom ready for harvest

Grow Lion's Mane Mushrooms At Home


With our specially prepared mushroom grow kits you can now grow these mushrooms at home. It's easy and with guaranteed results, even for those with no experience! 

It only takes a little space, a bit of care, and you will reap the rewards. Watching them grow is half the fun!


Perfect for Mild Temperatures

Matures within 7-14 days and needs light misting to yield three to four flushes over a two-month period. Optimal temperatures range from 18°C to 24°C.

Lion's Mane Growth

After a while, you will notice small, dense clusters of mycelium forming at the cut. This is when the excitement begins! Over the course of 7-14 days, these tiny clusters will gradually expand, ultimately developing into full-sized Lion's Mane mushrooms.

Lion's Mane Mushroom ready for harvest

How Do I Grow It? 

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Place your block on its side and where the block presses against the plastic, take a sharp clean knife and make a 10-12cm cut along this part of the bag (you could cut an “x” shape or a simple line). 

Place your sliced bag in a humid part of your home (near the kitchen sink or bathroom). Make sure it is kept away from direct sunlight, and keep it well hydrated. Do this by spraying the outside of your block, over the sliced area, with water at least once per day but preferably 2-3 times.

The mushrooms can take 2-6 weeks to fruit, but will usually appear within 5-7 days. Once they appear, keep watch, they grow very fast and will be ready to harvest in 7-21 days. Harvest them all at once by gently grasping the mushrooms at the base, twist and pull.

Customer Reviews

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Daniel
Easy. Good fun. Soon ready to eat.

These were easy to grow, and the rate at which the kit went from "Hmm, not much is happening." to "Woah, these are getting chunky" was satisfyingly quick.

I'm so glad to hear you had fun watching your mushrooms grow and that they're almost ready to enjoy! Thanks for sharing your experience—it's great to know the kit worked out well for you.

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Colin Shrubb
Lions main

Growing ok

Thanks for your feedback! If there's anything I can do to help your Lion's Mane grow even better, please don't hesitate to reach out. Happy growing!

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David Hanel
Lions Mane grow kit

Great kit great mushrooms
Thank you

Thank you for your positive feedback! I'm so glad you're enjoying the Lion's Mane grow kit.

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KAYDEN J ANDERSON
It was fun

I love growing it, it is so much fun, the only thing that I struggled with initially was in the instructions it doesn’t say how big the X should be, but I should have watched a youtube video, otherwise the product was perfect

We are glad to hear that you enjoyed growing our True Lion's Mane Grow Kit. We apologize for any confusion regarding the size of the X, in the end the size make little difference :)

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Ruth
Lions Mane Grow Kit

This is the first time, and not the last, may I say, that I have grown my own Lions Mane mushrooms. It has been very exciting watching it grow so quickly. I placed it in our bathroom- it gets a bit steamy when you shower so it must be the right environment. After 2 1/2 weeks it is ready to harvest. A special thanks to Brett at That mushroom Guy, who has been incredibly helpful.

We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience growing your own Lions Mane mushrooms with our kit. It's always exciting to see them grow so quickly, isn't it? We're glad you found the perfect environment for them in your bathroom. And I am happy to hear that I was able to provide you with helpful guidance. Thank you for choosing our product and we hope you continue to enjoy your homegrown Lions Mane mushrooms. Happy growing!

Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom Infographic