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Offlinewuotan
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Shelf life of spore syringes?
    #4536816 - 08/15/05 05:40 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I was hoping to order several syringes so that I can experience different types of mushrooms as well as save on shipping. The only thing is that I won't be growing that many, these syringes should last me a pretty long time. So I was wondering how I should store the extra syringes and how long I can expect them to keep while properly stored. Am I better off just buying 1 or 2 syringes?

I originally posted this in the General Questions forum, but felt it would be better off posted here.

I've been lurking around here for a little over a month, so I figured I'd also introduce myself. I'm Wuotan, I've been familiar with mushrooms for a couple years and I've decided to try my luck at growing some. I, like most of you here (from what I've gathered), am a mind tripper with a passion for creating music.


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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: wuotan]
    #4536831 - 08/15/05 06:13 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I have had syringes that were stored improperly last more than 2 years, properly stored they could last more than double that time, the claimed life for syringes
is about 6 months but thats simply like a 'freshness' date


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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: wuotan]
    #4536891 - 08/15/05 06:49 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

same thing with me. ive had mine for a little over 2 years now and baked some cakes a few weeks back and have had very aggressive mycelia growth. i agree with prisoner, its like a freshness thing, so they seem to work fine when you keep em in a dark cool place, like a fridge :wink:


good luck


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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: Prisoner#1]
    #4536926 - 08/15/05 07:23 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

ahh, excellent. ty very much


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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: wuotan]
    #4537801 - 08/15/05 02:19 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Teddykgb and I had a EQ syringe for 8 months before we used it. The syringe contents colonized the jars we used fairly quickly, however, it never produced good fruits at all. The syringe was not properly stored at times so I suppose that had an effect on the fruiting. In my personal opinion, as long as you store them properly, they should work long after 6 months.


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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: Bagsby]
    #4540152 - 08/15/05 11:20 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I've had viable syringes after 6 years in the fridge. So you be the judge. :wink:


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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: hyphae]
    #4540450 - 08/16/05 01:04 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Go ahead and order them??...  just keep them till whenever and report then if they have sustained their microscopic integrity

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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: wuotan]
    #4540769 - 08/16/05 02:43 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I have a few syringes in the frig that are over 4 years old and still viable.

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Re: Shelf life of spore syringes? [Re: wuotan]
    #4541513 - 08/16/05 09:44 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The longest I have kept a syringe in the fridge was about 2.5 years and I still used them without problems.  What they usually say is if you are going to keep them longer than 30 days, you need to put them in the fridge. 

IMO I think they will last forever in the fridge, so long as your fridge isn't a piece of shit, and has problems with freezing your food like my old one did :noway:  Anything that was on the left side of it(closest to the freezer) would freeze.  I lost a few syringes that way.


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