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OfflineTrippySpirals
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Buying spores, experienced growers please read...
    #1110198 - 12/04/02 04:29 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

This site here says for $25 you can have "a life-time supply of spores". It said there are at least 10 million spores. Would it be wise to buy it, since I thought $10 could get you enough spores for one harvest.

The site is here. Scroll down and click "shrooms" and then click the thing for $25.


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Re: Buying spores, experienced growers please read... [Re: TrippySpirals]
    #1110258 - 12/04/02 04:45 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Thats just a gimmick. All prints have millions of spores and technically all you need to grow a mushroom is 2 spores. So it is true.

But typically, non-agar users make prints into spore syringes and each syringe has tens of thousands or millions of spores in each one. Each 10cc syringe is used to innoculate 10-12 standard brown rice flour and verm (PF) cakes each resulting in about 5 dry grams of mushrooms on average (50-60 grams total).

So if you don't use agar and you plan on making a syringe from that "life time supply" of spores. And you don't make prints from your resulting crop (assuming you get a crop) then it won't last a lifetime.

If I recall correctly, Homestead book company sold prints that advertised "10 million spores" and the print I received was only 1/4 of a whole print and not very dark. I'd go with the $10 spores. If you lack experience, a premade syringe is recommended. Good luck!



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Re: Buying spores, experienced growers please read... [Re: Workman]
    #1110418 - 12/04/02 05:23 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

That site is absolute crap! $100 for a mushroom cultivation video!? Oh please...


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Re: Buying spores, experienced growers please read... [Re: TrippySpirals]
    #1110628 - 12/04/02 06:26 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

You could always get a print for $1/1 ?uro from the Free Spore Ring. I use the FSRE, they have a large variety and I have never been disapointed yet.


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Re: Buying spores, experienced growers please read... [Re: TrippySpirals]
    #1110873 - 12/04/02 07:47 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Don't bother with that crap.


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Re: Buying spores, experienced growers please read... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1114443 - 12/05/02 05:33 PM (15 years, 5 months ago)

Rip off!


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