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I've searched through past threads and have also looked a bit on the internet but have been unable to find any websites within Japan that offer commercial mushroom spores. All I can find are a few DIY home project kits on rakuten.

Are there any sites within Japan that offer a variety of spores and ready made inoculation syringes?

Looking for
-Pleurotus eryngii
-Grifola frondosa
-Hericium erinaceus
-Ganoderma lingzhi

There are plenty of foreign sites that have these strains for sale but I'm betting that customs are a bit stringent on what cultures and plant matter can be imported. Has anyone imported spores with success in the past or can offer any in-country suppliers?

Many thanks

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Post by Zasso Nouka »

I've imported spores from fungi.com and plant protection services really weren't happy. Back then we had to write a letter of apology and promise that never ever would we try to attempt such a thing again. Now you can face several years in jail (which will affect visa renewal if you haven't naturalised) and you can be hit with a fine that is seriously eye watering. Personally I wouldn't risk it but if you are feeling specially lucky it's up to you.

Pleurotus eryngii are commonly available in supermarkets here so why not contact a local mushroom farm and ask them where they source their spores.

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https://gardenseedsmarket.com/%E3%81%8D ... %E3%81%93/


http://www.kinokkusu.co.jp/shouhin/s-kinoko.html

I am sure there are more but you could always try making your own.

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Thanks for the replies, I was losing my mind trying to find some sources