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Spore printing mushrooms from outdoors is always a risky undertaking, wrt contamns and whatnot, but there are many people out there doing it. Maybe peek around on the mushroom hunting forum, there are usually a lot of people spore printing there, mostly for identification purposes, but I bet that some experienced people (like mjshroomer and ggreatone123) can tell you more about the pros and cons of outdoor spore printing.
As for cloning, I quote:
Quote: The Tissue Culture (Cloning):
Once you have living cultures you can keep living cultures on hand by doing live tissue cultures to agar plates. All you need is a living culture of fungus and MEA petri dishes. For me this works well because I can cut the cultured plates into 8 sections, sterilize 7 jars of grain and sue the last wedge of agar to culture about 3-5 plates of fresh MEA. I always have some cultures as a backup and I can cultivate as much as I want of a specific culture.
Here is how it is done:
- Carefully unwrap the Parafilm or plastic wrap off the petri dishes and stack off to the side.
- Choose a culture that you wish to use for the transfer.
- Sterilize a scalpel (a exacto knife will work for this) and cool the knife on the plate that you wish to inoculate.
- Carefully cut a sterile piece of the culture that you want to clone and remove the cultured piece with the sterile knife.
- Place the tissue on the agar plate with the knife, and replace the lid. Seal with Parafilm of plastic wrap to prevent contamination.