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Spores Viable? Lifespan
    #4361143 - 07/01/05 10:24 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

How long do active spores remain viable? I have found actives in a pasture 2 years ago, but last summer was pretty cold, is there still a chance to find them this year?

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Re: Spores Viable? Lifespan [Re: hardwaters]
    #4361447 - 07/02/05 12:13 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I've heard after one year the viability drops to 1/10. And after 5years it's pretty much bogus. Don't quote me. I want to hear from the experts.

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Re: Spores Viable? Lifespan [Re: flowstone]
    #4361635 - 07/02/05 01:02 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

heat is an enemy to spores, not cold.

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Re: Spores Viable? Lifespan [Re: MadSeasonAbove]
    #4361674 - 07/02/05 01:10 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I had a half pint of spore solution I made up a little over a half year ago. I used it almost two weeks ago to knock up some jars and they still haven't shown signs of growth. The jar of spore solution was stored at room temp.

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