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OfflineTheDoc
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Best conditions for storing prints?
    #1910861 - 09/12/03 09:57 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I was wondering about the shelf life of s spore print and what conditions would shorten or lengthen that time? I'd like to be able to store prints for more than a year ideally.

Gee, its hard to print these Oysters but I'm trying anyway....using a tek close to DarkWings yogurt container Tek but with a few mods. (like using a special cap with a needle attached to keep the cap off the cup and print) Should I try to keep it as dry as possible or do the spores need some humidity to survive.

Any info or links on the storage of spore prints would be appreciated.

Doc


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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: TheDoc]
    #1910862 - 09/12/03 09:57 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Fridge would help.


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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: TheDoc]
    #1910877 - 09/12/03 10:06 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Paul Stamets says, in his book, that he stores them in between two panes of glass at room temp. in a dark storage bin. I take prints on rolling paper and fold it up then put it in a glass jar. Those prints are over 3 months old and in a few days I will try to spawn them. Make sure you rehydrate the spores before innoculation.


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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: TheDoc]
    #1910947 - 09/12/03 10:34 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

for long term storage, they should be well dried, then sealed air tight, and kept away from heat and humidity .
i keep my backup collection in a jar of rice .
Edit; i just recently started printing on sterilized tyvek paper, for just this purpose .


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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: deanofmean]
    #1911037 - 09/12/03 11:01 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I guess humidity is THE factor. You want the most dry environment.

Taking spore prints on a blank sheet might help instead of on aluminium paper.

Next, store them in a no-air disturbing are, in a dark cold place.



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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: THATS iT!]
    #1911164 - 09/12/03 11:50 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I have some glass cuttings, I took them from some broken windows using a glass cutter. I'm not quite sure the best way to sterilize them considering the windows were outdoors for what seems like quite a while. Should I be wary of scratches and such and what would be the best way to sterilize if there were scratches?


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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: TheDoc]
    #1911335 - 09/13/03 12:52 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Glass, foil, tyvek, ect. It depends on the conditions the print was taken, as well as the conditions you use the print (in). I perfer foil prints stored in acceptable conditions, yet that does not mean it is the "best".


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Re: Best conditions for storing prints? [Re: ]
    #1911475 - 09/13/03 01:56 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

printing on foil is completely acceptable .
if you print on glass or plastic, don't seal the edges .(the slightest bit of moisture will cause the spores to sprout .)

the reason i'm going to tyvek is, i can take a print, tape the edges, and stuff it right into a jar of rice .without wondering if the spores are dry enough .
(hoping prints will stay contam free and last longer .)


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