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#41 dead_diver


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Posted 26 December 2005 - 07:37 PM

Easy to make sterile. Just wipe down with alcohol and flame them.

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:05 PM

i like using al. foil personally...
or tyvek...they both work very well...
and are readily available..:D

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Posted 26 December 2005 - 10:40 PM

Aluminum foil work great.. Also I print inside of ziplock bags if im gonna make alot of spore water for the cows.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 12:55 AM

Yep. Foil here. Makes it easy to scrape off for use.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 03:08 AM

I've heard of both foil and tyvek being very good for making spore prints. I've never tried tyvek, but it can be aquired at the post office (the floppy envelopes). My foaf claims that he's going to try this the next time he does a spore print since a lot of peeps on the forum here claim that it's the shit when it comes to making prints. Mankind is extremely fortunate to have Thanks Hippie3!

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:01 AM

I like the extra heavy duty aluminum foil.
It's easier to work with.
Good for on top of jars too.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:44 AM

Some of our bulk suppliers use acid-free paper. If using foil, it should be the thicker kind.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:38 PM

Depends on the end use for me. For syringes, PF jar is a must. Foil for shipping and storing. Glass slides are real nice too for storage and light prints.

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:21 PM

Thank you all very much :)

I got excited and tried the heavy duty alum foil, and the prints are nice hehe I just forgot to cover them lol to much celebrating I guess. Oh well not much lost, I'll just do it again correctly.

Yes Chosen one, I'm with you there, differant ways for differant purposes. This is for storage as I don't want to loose the strain but not my best producer. So I'll run it with the heavy alum foil.

I have already created 2 very nice jars of spore water printing directly into the jars. My best 2 strains. This all happens so fast! What a wonderful thing when you don't have to worry about how much you use hehe

Take care all!


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Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:32 PM

I use heavy duty aluminum foil. I cut a piece twice as wide/long as my cap so I can fold over the extra lenght and seal the edges

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:02 PM

Foil or tyvek...

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Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:41 PM

Tyvek for me. :)

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:50 AM

Something sealed in plastic. Not ziplocked, but sealed.

(ex- a monkey bookmark)

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Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:17 PM

For flat/mailing storage: tyvek squares. Cut up about a hundred, toss them in a pint jar and PC 'em. Sterile print squares for days (thanks, Ms. Freakachino). Once I've got a print on tyvek, it goes into a ziploc for three days to dry. Then the ziplock is trimmed down square and the whole thing goes through my Brother Backster cold laminator. The resulting "bookmarks" are actually quite cool to look at (thank you, Mr. Monkey).

For my own personal microscopy: I print in pint jars with airport lids. If you glue an old syringe needle to the inside of a jar lid, you can skewer the cap and let it print (suspended in mid air) without ever touching the inside of the jar. The prints make cool smokey/swirly patterns on the bottom of the jar, too. Once printed, seal the jar up with an airported lid. When ready to use, inject sterile LC broth and wait for the fun.

For less than $40 you can get a contraption that shoots nitrogen gas into wine bottles (keeps the wine from spoiling). After your prints are dropped/dried in the pint jar, you can use the nitrogen shooter to displace all the oxygen and then put a sterile airport lid on it. Should have a shelf life (in the dark) of a few decades, easily.

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:23 PM

inside 3 inch by 3 inch ziplock baggies for sure, easy to make, store, and mail,. and make syringes from

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Posted 29 December 2005 - 09:24 PM

....snip.... The resulting "bookmarks" are actually quite cool to look at (thank you, Mr. Monkey).


Youre welcome. They are wonderful stealth too as long as you don't put something silly like spelling out "Cubensis Spores from Hawaiian Strain". I just write a two letter code like PE for penis envy and AZ for Amazon etc..if NOT cubensis they get a third character...anyway, imitation is very flattering. :D I think I am getting the itch to make some more.

by the way, i use the same technique exactly for making the bookmarks and I would bet it will last a decade or more but I have no data on it. YET...give me a few years and I will break open a 10yr print just to see. :)

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:22 PM

Hi, I have been readin, but dont get edgy, I have almost everything ready to start my mush., but i have the print, now what?? Thanks in advance!!~have a great weekend everybody!!:hippie:

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Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:42 PM

There are a couple options, you can make up a sterile spore syringe and use that to inoculate jars.

Or use the print to make a liquid culture jar. This will grow live mycelium. Either way, you'll need to get some syringes.

Are you going to build a glove box to do sterile work in?

What type of stuff do you have?

And shoot me a pm, I'll send you a spore syringe if you want, so you don't have to worry about messing with your print right now. Though making spore syringes is really quite fun and easy once you read up on it.

Here is a link to making spore syringes:
That link is to the old archives, and has lots of syringe teks in it.

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:57 AM

Or you could just use the oldtimers way, scrape some spores onto your substrate and hope for the best!

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Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:33 AM

This is the way I did it for the longest. Worked pretty damn well too, but only if you are using grain. If you are doing the pf tek you have to use syringes.

Or you could just use the oldtimers way, scrape some spores onto your substrate and hope for the best!

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