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Maitake - (Grifola frondosa) Sawdust Spawn - 5lb

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Please note: Unlike many competitors, our Spawn is made fresh to order for each individual customer, increasing fulfillment times. Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery. 

Maitake, also known as Sheepshead or Hen of the Woods, are widely appreciated for their culinary and medicinal properties. Maitake is slow to colonize logs, so we highly recommend sterilizing the wood first to help avoid competitors. Cut oak pieces that measure about 8 inches in diameter by 8 inches in length during the dormant season. A single piece is then placed inside each autoclavable bag and the bag is closed using the collar and plug and sterilized at 15 psi for 1.5 hours. Allow the wood to cool inside the pressure cooker. Once cooled, aseptically inoculate the wood by pouring a heavy dose of sawdust spawn into the bag. Reseal bag and incubate at room temperature for 3-4 months. After incubation, remove log from bag and bury vertically in a shaded spot so that the top of the log is one inch below the soil surface. Mark the location of the buried log. Fruiting may occur as early as fall of the first season.

What Is A Spore Syringe?

A 'spore syringe' is a syringe that contains spores, the reproductive units of a mushroom (like seed for a plant).

How Do I Set Up My Syringe?

You'll need to connect the sterile needle to the syringe, then shake vigorously to disperse the mushroom spores throughout the solution. This video provides a clear step-by-step tutorial on setting up your spore syringe.

Shipping Information

All orders ship within 1 business day. Delivery times are typically 2-3 days to most locations.

Shipping of any active mushroom spores is unavailable to California, Idaho, and Georgia due to state laws.

If you have any questions regarding shipping to your location, don't hesitate to email or call our sales team.

Our Clean Promise

Our spore syringe products are contaminant free, as they are assembled in an ISO 7 Clean Room. If you received a contaminated syringe, please email us at immediately.

Do You Accept Credit Card?

Yes, we accept credit card, apple pay, cashapp, Amazon Pay, and more!

Product & Shipping Disclaimers

These spores are from a species that produces psilocybin and psilocin. Shipping of active mushroom spores is unavailable to California, Idaho, and Georgia due to state laws.

Please note, our magic mushroom spores are intended for microscopy and taxonomy purposes only. Images provided are for informational and educational reference and come from cultivators and labs outside of the USA. Eden Shrooms is not involved in the cultivation of active mushroom species. Cultivation of magic mushrooms, which includes all psilocybin and psilocin containing mushroom species is illegal in the United States.

DO NOT inoculate grains or any other substrates with our Magic Mushroom Spores. The subsequent mycelia and fruiting bodies that will be produced will contain psilocybin and/or psilocin, which are active substances that are classified as Schedule I drugs under the Controlled Substances Act.

Is Eden Shrooms Trustworthy?

Eden Shrooms has 15+ years of experience in this business, and is a pioneer of the industry. Simply check out our many reviews.

Can I Buy Spores In Person?

Our Psilocybe spore syringes are available at various brick & mortar locations around the USA. Check the magic mushroom store locator to find shops near you!

Where is my order?

Once paid for, your order will ship to the address you provided. if you haven't already, check your email for details about shipping & how to pay. If you think there's an issue, please email us at

How Do I Store My Syringe?

You can store your syringe in a refrigerator for maximum longevity & viability. This video provides more information about storage including multiple methods & pitfalls.

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Rithika M.
No Complaints!!

Bag came quickly, was in good condition, and I successfully fruited some maitake! 10/10