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Question about lions mane

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Recently grew some lions mane from one of those grow-in-a-bag kits, it was delicious, but it didnt have the same appearance as wild lions mane.  It seems like all the cultivated lions mane i have seen in person and online look more like a sponge, with very short hairs instead of the long tendrils you see in on wild specimens.  I was just kind of curious, are these cultivated lions mane a different variety entirely, or is it just an environmental factor in the growing stage that causes this?  

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There are several species of Lion's Mane mushrooms in the Genus Hericium, with varying lengths of teeth.  The teeth are also shorter in young specimens.  It is possible that the nutrients in grow-bags are used up before the mushrooms can reach maturity, which would also limit the size of their teeth.

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