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Offlineaak
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No spores, but want to grow
    #1480557 - 04/21/03 11:55 PM (14 years, 9 days ago)

Hey, I unfortunately live in a place where it's pretty much impossible to get spores, but I want to grow Natures Goodness, so my question is: How do I go about inoculating a jar with dry mushrooms? I've been reading a lot of the teks and I think that scraping the powder from the bottom of the bag onto an agar dish might do the trick. Actually onto several dishes and then hopefully one will be succesful.
I know that this is not optimal in any way, but it's the only option I seem to have (so if you're just posting to say that I can't do it, never mind :tongue:).

Thanks in advance 


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Re: No spores, but want to grow [Re: aak]
    #1480568 - 04/21/03 11:57 PM (14 years, 9 days ago)

I sent you a PM.


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Re: No spores, but want to grow [Re: z@z.com]
    #1481908 - 04/22/03 11:13 AM (14 years, 8 days ago)

well just for the sake of curiousity, what did you recommend zaz??? can u somehow isolate mycelium from a dry cap?


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Re: No spores, but want to grow [Re: jakeholman]
    #1482453 - 04/22/03 03:12 PM (14 years, 8 days ago)

Once a cap is cracker dry, it will never grow myc. But, if the gills are intact, w/spores still clinging to then, you could scrape some gill material onto a fresh agar plate & you MIGHT get some spores to germinate. Odds are there will be some contams, as most dry caps are FAR from clean.

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Re: No spores, but want to grow [Re: jakeholman]
    #1482553 - 04/22/03 03:52 PM (14 years, 8 days ago)

I recomended a good place to get a sterile print.


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