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How can I make a spore print?

This is a short outline.

This is just a short outline. Obviously you will want to wash your hands and work in a clean environment to perform the following steps:
  • take a clean material you want to print on (fresh tin foil, index cards, wax paper, transparency, typing paper, glass slides....)
  • cut a mature cap off the stem as near to the gills as possible with a clean scalpel or knife
  • place the cap on the printing material gills down
  • cover the cap with a jar or place the printing material in a plastic container (Tupperware...) with lid on.
  • let sit for 12-24 hours at room temperature
  • pick up the cap, replace the jar and let the print dry for a few hours.  Do not let it dry in open air or contaminates will settle on the print.
  • fold the print and tape the edges or leave it as is and put into a new small plastic zip baggie.
  • label and store in a dark, cold and dry place.
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