create Spore Prints & syringes ? [merged]
Posted 26 December 2005 - 07:37 PM
Posted 26 December 2005 - 09:05 PM
or tyvek...they both work very well...
and are readily available..:D
Posted 26 December 2005 - 10:40 PM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 03:08 AM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 08:01 AM
It's easier to work with.
Good for on top of jars too.
Posted 27 December 2005 - 10:44 AM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 01:38 PM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:21 PM
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!
Posted 27 December 2005 - 02:32 PM
Posted 27 December 2005 - 06:02 PM
Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:50 AM
(ex- a monkey bookmark)
Posted 28 December 2005 - 05:17 PM
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.
Posted 29 December 2005 - 01:23 PM
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. :)
Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:22 PM
Posted 12 February 2006 - 04:42 PM
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.
Posted 13 February 2006 - 08:57 AM
Posted 13 February 2006 - 10:33 AM
Or you could just use the oldtimers way, scrape some spores onto your substrate and hope for the best!