Spore syringes are a commonly used medium that contain spores from any kind of mushroom strain. One syringe contains millions of quality mushroom spores, floating in a sterile solution. A mushroom spore syringe is easy use and store.
The mushroom spore syringe is used to inoculate substrate, a nutritious grow environment, with a mushroom strain of choice. Werther you choose to grow Oyster mushrooms, magic mushrooms or a medicinal strain a spore syringe is used to start the cultivating process.
Spore syringe instructions: How to use a mushroom spore syringe ?
First make sure that your working area is clean, disinfect your hands or use sterile gloves before you prepare your mushroom spore syringe.
The pre-made spore syringes are ready to use. When the spore syringe was stored in the refrigerator it is best to take it out 12 hours before use.
Our mushroom spore syringe comes in a pack that includes:
- 1x special spore solution in a 20ml syringe
- 1x sterile needle
- 4x Alco preps
The syringe is sealed with a cap, called luer lock. Take spore syringe with the cap still on it. Hold the syringe with the cap pointing up. Unscrew the the cap from the spore syringe by turning it counter clockwise.
Remove the needle from it's sterile package (leave the protection cap on the needle) and attach it to the spore syringe. Before use shake the spore syringe for a few seconds. The spore syringe is now ready for further use, like microscopic research or ready to inoculate a sterile substrate.
Microscopic use of mushroom spores
Get a microscope slide and clean it properly. Shake the spore syringe and add one drop of spore solution on to the microscope slide. Take a cover glass and put this on the drop of spores. The slide is now ready for research. Have a look at the shape,size and color of the spores and what kind you have.
The inoculation of substrate with spores syringe
If you want to reproduce spores it will be needed to fruit some mushrooms from the chosen mushroom spores. This can be done by inoculating a substrate, a soil with nutritions specially developed for growing mushrooms. Edible, medicinal or psilocybe mushroom strains need different substrates to grow on.
With the mushroom spores syringe you will only need to drop 3 milliliter of spore solution to colonize 1 liter or 1.05 quart of substrate. A syringe contains 20 ml of spore solution, enough to inoculate 6-7 liters of substrate. Just drop a few milliliter in every corner of the mushroom substrate and you are ready to go.
After a few days white patches of mycelium will start growing on the places were the spores were dropped. Wait until the whole substrate is colonized by the mushrooms mycelium before you start the fruiting process. When the mushrooms (fruits of the mycelium) start to grow and mature, they can be picked and their spores can be harvest for preservation. Make a spore print form the tallest and fattest mushroom and you will have a good specimen for further research.
How to store mushroom spore syringe
Store the spore syringe refrigerated between 2*C-8*C Celsius or 35*F-46*F Fahrenheit. Reattach the luer lock to the syringe after use. Use the syringe within 12 months.
Notice: Do not use the mushroom spore syringe in combination with Liquid Culture! If you want to make a Liquid Culture from your mushroom spores choose the spore vial or spore print instead of the spore syringe.