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Offlinegrownoob01
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Newbie Grower need help
    #2161396 - 12/05/03 02:26 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Ok, i have not been able to find the answer to this very simle question, can i grow shrooms using spores scraped from caps of shrooms i buy ( they will be dried, do i need fresh caps or will dried caps work?


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: grownoob01]
    #2161416 - 12/05/03 02:30 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

yes, you should be able to make a spore suspension from the remnants of the bag (i.e. that little black dust.) It'll be difficult, but it is possible.
think they're something in the info section bout it...suggest you go look.
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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #2161430 - 12/05/03 02:33 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

ok awsome, do i have to make a syringe or can i just sprinkle the spores into the initial growing jars?


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: grownoob01]
    #2161449 - 12/05/03 02:36 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Dude, if you have ANY options at all (and you do): DO NOT MAKE YOUR PRINT IN THIS FASHION.

There are people on this forum that could do that sucessfully , and I am going to take a wild guess and say you aren't one of those people. Don't feel bad, I am not 1 of those people either.

try Ralphster for a decent spore print, and go from there.


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: grownoob01]
    #2161460 - 12/05/03 02:38 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Syringe is probably better...just to be sure that contaimination doesn't come from outside...here's a syringe tek..
http://www.shroomery.org/index/par/7963
Honestly, i have no idea what success rate you're going to get with this...seems to me that the odds would be pretty good of you getting contaiminents. But it's worth a try. Good luck, and
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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: JetBlackNinja]
    #2161465 - 12/05/03 02:39 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

YEah, or the free spore ring. They're helpful.


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: Randolph_Carter]
    #2161618 - 12/05/03 03:18 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

The chances of them germinating are very small!
The chances of you getting contams are very high!


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: Boobylip]
    #2161910 - 12/05/03 04:35 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I understand that contams would be hideous in this case, but why do you say that the germination would be low? Spores are pretty hardy things... i don't see a realy problem with germination as long as they were properly hydrated before hand. Care to explain your reasoning?
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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: grownoob01]
    #2161926 - 12/05/03 04:41 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

I think you need fresh shrooms. If you buy fresh shrooms to someone and then you try to take a spore print, it will probably be contaminated cause you don?t really know how the guy handled the shrooms. Do some agar and see if there is any contamination, this way you can do transfers of healthy mycellium to sterile agar plates till you get a 100% free contam plate.


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: Semilanceata]
    #2162053 - 12/05/03 05:12 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

Do yourself a favor and go buy a spore syringe online. They're only 15 bucks and you will save yourself a major headache. It is possible to use spores from dried shrooms, but given your level of experience it is very, very likely that you will get contamination. I'd give any newb about a 2% chance.


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Re: Newbie Grower need help [Re: Demiurge]
    #2162084 - 12/05/03 05:23 PM (17 years, 2 months ago)

If you want to resurect dry shrooms, you will probably need to grow on agar. My friend, Don Quixote has tried to do what you suggested many times without success (well, one jar worked... 'till he killed it with Lysol)... but he hasn't tried agar... yet.

His success rate with sporeprints and store bought syringes is 100%


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