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#1 coorsmikey

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

Through history of Mycotopia discussion of spore suppliers has been limited to sponsors and advertisers. In which keeps It fair for the sponsors since they are helping to support the community that they get to advertise and offer promotions without competing with non supporters. They were also here to handle Customer Service issues as well.

We don’t allow vendor bashing as that is often a one sided point of view and a non sponsor is not here to defend themselves. We don’t know if a bad syringe is really a bad technique due to operator error or lack of experience and knowledge. Vendors also know the difference between their product and someone that didn’t sterilize properly. They hear every story in the book and can smell bullshit. Occasionally due to the nature of the process of producing spore syringes in quantities and transportation across the country or nations, there are occasions that something doesn’t arrive as expected. It happens in all business. Most incidents the vendor will make good on it if you don’t bullshit them. So Absolutely No Bashing!

 

Spam is also absolutely not allowed on the Forums. Spam is pretty much the only thing that will get an insta-ban. Most other situation we will try and discuss the situation and offer a warning.

So If Spam is not allow and nor is discussion of non advertisers/sponsors. And we don’t have any current advertisers, then why are we still asking and talking about Spore Vendors? Why are the Moderators allowing it?

 

Well the answers is simple. We don’t want to be that way, but we need the support of everyone else to school, police or whatever you want to call it when a helpful member reminds folks of the rules and policies. We are allowing positive spore vendor discussion for now as long as it doesn’t get out of hand. It was much easier to do “No Discussion except for Sponsors.”  We are doing this to accommodate a question that gets asked all to often without any searching to see if anyone else has asked or if it’s even allowed to discuss.

For Now! And could change at any time, especially if we get a current advertiser/sponsor this will be the only thread to discuss spore vendor of where to get spores. A search on the internet really should be the first stop, but if you think that getting a reply from awesome members like ours is better. We will entertain that for now.

Please don’t use full web address’ but use the vendors name when putting in a good word or experience with a vendor. Links and web address will be treated as spam at the moderation teams discretion. If it feels like spam it is spam, don’t be the one to get spam banned! Please read the thread and others reviews before placing a duplicate question or answer. All new topics started related will be merged/move here with or without notice.

 

Since Bashing is not allowed, if there is few good reviews here then assume there is a good reason for it. Again do your research. Buyers beware and proceed at your own risk.

 

This is a collection of recent topic started, if the dates and timing seem out of place it’s because it was merged into one.


Edited by coorsmikey, 16 February 2019 - 08:14 PM.

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#2 Paisley777

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

I'm just starting out and looking for a good spore supplier. 

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Is there any suppliers out there that don't require cryptocurrency? Have (real) samplers?

 

Thank You,

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

Hi Paisley,

 

It seems like a lot of people are asking about decent vendors lately.  We generally let people recommend whoever they want.  I've used Sporeworks, Ralphsters, and Earth's Tongue before but it has been a while since I ordered any spores so I don't know how they're doing with those.  I recently bought a ten pack of empty syringes from Sporeworks and everything was fine.

 

I edited out your complaint about the one vendor because we don't usually allow negative comments about vendors unless they've had a chance to make it right first.  If you ordered, the order was missing an item like you said, and then you let them know and they refused to send it to you, that's a different story.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

Most vendors I know will take care of any problems. You just have to email them. Welcome!


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

I have been using a supplier here micro-supply they do not take credit cards so you have to do things through snail mail and pay with a money order or cash. They have a purchase order you can download or you can just write them a list of the things you want and mail it to them with your payment. I have not had any problems using cash so I dont bother with the money order. Prices are $10.00 for a 12cc syringe, buy 2 get one free. They have a nice variety of spores including edible mundane types as well. Hope this helps.  


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

This question is getting asked so much lately, it’s starting to feel like spam! We don’t allow vendor bashing at all and that is enough that we can’t keep up with. We have alway been ok with suggesting sponsors, but we don’t currently have any. We have been pretty laid back about allowing positive comments too. Don’t be surprised if we stop allowing any talk about spore suppliers. We can’t vouch for everyone and we spend to much time policing the negative comments that the staff here can’t even be consistent on what allowed. People create accounts solely to ask about spores and then bail. Heck idk if these members are the vendors themselves posting “I’ve had good luck @ soandso.com”. There are just too many variables to take most people’s word on spore suppliers. 99% of contamination and cultivation errors get blamed on the spore suppliers. That’s isnt fair, nor are we the proper outlet to answer either way.

Sorry Paisley777 to pick on your thread, but it’s titled perfectly so I can get my message on to the search engines. Not to pick on any one specifically either. Use the search engines to find your spores, then come here to figure out what to do with them. I do suggest that if you all want to continue talking about vendors then do so in the same place or thread. Do your research first, there are plenty of threads currently on the subject. Come up with some more creative in your introductory posts than “ Who’s the best supplier?” Spore suppliers depend on members like us whether it’s hear or another OMC. As you may read anywhere on the OMC. There is no option of a sterile syringe unless it’s sterile. Sterile means nothing will grow from it. I have Spore delivered from the most trustworthy of sources sterile. Was it because they cooked in the mailbox or mail truck? Was it because the froze? Who knows! Where do you think vendors get their spores from? You think they are selling spores with an illegal grow op going on? Nope! It’s the ever changing community that keeps this place alive. We are the Spore providers one way or another whether you get gifted here or you purchase online.
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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

I always do good business with Lil shop of spores. Never a problem. :thumbs_up:


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:22 PM

Ralphsters and Sporeworks have done me right in the past. Usually I've either just sent cash or a money order. Neither required crypto in my experience.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

Sporeworks has been great for me. B+ and PESA are working through some BRF nicely. I spread one 10cc syringe of extra dark golden teacher between 20 jars! I recommend them.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

So sorry. I did not know this was verboten, just trying to help a brother out, I will pass this info on in the future.

 

It's not strictly verboten, Edmund.  And I didn't think Mikey's post was really directed at anyone in particular.  It seemed like a comment on a subject for which we don't really have a policy right now.  If we come up with something more concrete we'll let you know.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

... People create accounts solely to ask about spores and then bail. Heck idk if these members are the vendors themselves posting “I’ve had good luck @ soandso.com”. ...
 

 

I got a contaminated syringe from soandso.com. ;-)


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

I like Mushrooms, the only site that lets you buy with cash, at least that I know of.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

I like Mushrooms, the only site that lets you buy with cash, at least that I know of.

 

I can 100% agree. Good customer service too.


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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM


... People create accounts solely to ask about spores and then bail. Heck idk if these members are the vendors themselves posting “I’ve had good luck @ soandso.com”. ...


I got a contaminated syringe from soandso.com. ;-)
ralphster for me..

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

I got some Mexicana and Golden Teacher from FreeSpores.com

He is USA based and takes credit cards. I think it was like $30 for 2x 10cc syringes with shipping and processing fees.

My grow has been flawless so far. No contamination issues whatsoever.

One thing that was wierd with him though is his payment processor wasn't streamlined. Like I put my info into the site and I didn't see the charges for 36 hours so I emailed him and he was like oh I process all cards on certain days of the week. So once emailed him I had my spores like 3-4 days later.

I here great things about ralphsters too.

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

That's a good price.



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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:30 PM

hello everyone i'm back from a super long break! but i'm ready to get back into some mushroom studying. can anyone point in the right direction of a spore vendor? all info is appreciated! positive vibes ladies and gents. :thumbs_up2:



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Posted 15 August 2018 - 06:13 PM

I'm guessing all the name checks for Ralphster's thus far have been for the US Ralphster's. Not the Canadian as they are two separate organizations (yet share a name for reasons unclear to me). Folks should clarify for any fresh eyes that might be reading this thread.
In many cases US suppliers won't ship to Canada.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:56 PM

I would recommend Ralph to noone! He was the only vendor I ever used. For ten years! I ordered 6 syringes a few months ago. One was viable, the rest were loaded full of bacteria. To top it all off? I battled bacteria from a few pf cakes and when they finally fruited......Wait for it.....They were oysters! I was shocked and stunned! I emailed Ralph 4 times, I never mentioned cultivation and I never recieved a reply. Sadly, Ralph is no longer reliable. Fortunatly, Mushrooms and sporeworks are handling business!!
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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:19 PM

Anyone in UK got any recommendations? I have used RedEyeFrog in the past but they seem to have shut down. (I don't fancy international shipping of spore syringes and spore prints aren't of interest at the moment as I can't be bothered with the agar steps, too many other projects taking up space to get the hood built etc...)




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