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    #2372744 - 02/23/04 05:58 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

What's the advantage of using malt extract and agar as opposed to using a syringe? If i clone a specimen, is there an advantage to grow the clone on agar and extract instead of sending it a spore syringe?

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Re: agar [Re: xwave3000]
    #2372823 - 02/23/04 06:22 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

With the agar you can isolate one growth. If you pick the best growth all your mycellium will exhibit healthier growth then with just using a spore syringe. And the fruits should pin and grow more even.

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Re: agar [Re: xwave3000]
    #2372845 - 02/23/04 06:26 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well, its a good way to save your favourite strain,
unlike a spore syringe you can store it over a long period
and use it throughout that period. Were as spores need
to be recollected every grow. And flushes are more variable.
From a clone you seem to get better, more even flushes,
plus you know you have a fruiting mycelium (though a
blind multispore is pretty rare anyway actually)
but what is more, is the fact you get to play mad scientist :grin:

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Re: agar [Re: Loki]
    #2373776 - 02/23/04 11:44 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

yeah, i'm down with the mad scientist. Building a culture library. I am their god.

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Re: agar [Re: Scourge]
    #2381073 - 02/26/04 10:24 PM (12 years, 7 months ago)

that shit kicks ass :beer:

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