Home | Community | Message Board

Avalon Magic Plants
Please support our sponsors.

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Welcome to the Shroomery Message Board! You are experiencing a small sample of what the site has to offer. Please login or register to post messages and view our exclusive members-only content. You'll gain access to additional forums, file attachments, board customizations, encrypted private messages, and much more!

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Agar

Jump to first unread post. Pages: 1
Old Timer
Registered: 04/24/01
Posts: 118
Loc: Houston, Texas
Last seen: 7 years, 1 month
Syringe life span...
    #1738422 - 07/22/03 03:59 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

OK..I have been out of the game for awhile and I still have all of my equipment...agar, prints, perti dishes, I even still have some of the old zoodoo! Anyways, I have kept some amazon, cambodian, and EQ syringes in the fridge for 1 1/2 years..will these still be viable for my future projects? I have to go back and re-read all of my grow logs to brush up on the hobby!

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
stranger thanmost
 User Gallery

Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 4,317
Loc: Around the corner
Last seen: 1 month, 4 days
Re: Syringe life span... [Re: Horseman]
    #1738445 - 07/22/03 04:08 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Try making a mycelium solution using the Honey Tek. If your spores are still viable you will see mycelium in the water in a few days and then all you have to do is make a mycelium syringe from that and knock up your jars. Good luck.



Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Well Versed In Etiquette
 User Gallery

Registered: 10/16/02
Posts: 4,571
Last seen: 2 years, 25 days
Re: Syringe life span... [Re: Horseman]
    #1738453 - 07/22/03 04:11 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Should be OK as long as the syringes were produced with the utmost care and sterility in the beginning. Spores are more durable than most give them credit for.

Personally I used syringes 9 months old without any problems.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 06/19/03
Posts: 1,340
Loc: Dragon's Den
Last seen: 5 years, 6 days
Re: Syringe life span... [Re: Jackal]
    #1738812 - 07/22/03 06:17 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Syringes should be used within a month or two, but have been known to last 6 months or more. the reason for using them soon is that spore prints can contain things other than mushroom spores due to the the fact that mushrooms do not grow in perfectly sterile conditions, and anything you do to destroy bacteria or other spores may harm the mushroom spores. the idea is that you have young vital mushroom spores able to out compete any other little bugs that may be in that syringe. Syringes last longer when kept in a sterile plastic bag in the refridgerator. As for spore prints, if kept cool and dry they can stay vital for a year or two with no problems. And lastly cultures take more care and better equipment to maintain than a newbie even needs to think about. start with the basics. baby steps before leaps.

Welcome to my world!

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator

Registered: 05/03/03
Posts: 355
Re: Syringe life span... [Re: Psilocybin_monkey]
    #1739049 - 07/22/03 07:38 PM (13 years, 3 months ago)

Syringes can last only a few months, to several years. Depends on the quality of the syringe making process. Prints can last for many years, if kept dry and cool they can last 5-10 years and still produce. Longer term storage is possible of cultures and spores as well, but requires special care and expensive techniques, such as freezing in liquid nitrogen with a cryoprotectant or freezing with mineral oil.

Post Extras: Print Post  Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Jump to top. Pages: 1

Amazon Shop for: ½ Pint Jars, Agar

Mushrooms, Mycology and Psychedelics >> Mushroom Cultivation

Similar ThreadsPosterViewsRepliesLast post
* spores viable after nearly two years? jonas 628 8 11/08/04 07:51 AM
by hyphae
* Life Span Koh Sumai MadKrazyCubensis 372 2 03/28/06 05:54 PM
by cookeman
* Newbie about to dive in head first - amount of spore syring CCs into 4 lb grow bag?
( 1 2 all )
ChrisHippyLoser 10,155 25 06/02/16 07:47 PM
by OldSawbonesHisself
* spore syring is in trouble? mulan 7,088 12 08/29/09 11:15 PM
by HaRo On KoRn
* frozen spore syring pipeDream 3,746 8 01/24/14 04:50 PM
by Fungal growth
* Syring atomheartmother 373 2 10/10/05 01:02 PM
by ShroomArtist84
* 28 month old syringes still viable...test results Horseman 730 6 09/19/03 03:38 PM
by Horseman
* LC life span..
( 1 2 all )
flipside13 1,510 20 04/25/07 09:09 AM
by Silllo

Extra information
You cannot start new topics / You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled / BBCode is enabled
Moderator: Magash, Shroomism, george castanza, Prisoner#1, RogerRabbit, Citric, total, FooMan, 13shrooms, stonesun, EvilMushroom666, cronicr, PussyFart
593 topic views. 24 members, 87 guests and 23 web crawlers are browsing this forum.
[ Toggle Favorite | Print Topic | Stats ]
Search this thread:
Kratom Eye
Please support our sponsors.

Copyright 1997-2016 Mind Media. Some rights reserved.

Generated in 0.038 seconds spending 0.006 seconds on 14 queries.