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OfflineSpaceCruiser
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How to get dark thick Prints?
    #616177 - 04/23/02 10:49 AM (19 years, 24 days ago)

Hey my friends. I have not been able to get a solid dark spore print. I find that my prints are light and not nearly as dense as spore prints I have received from others. Any thoughts on how to attain a darker print: Humidity? Length of time print is left to collect? ect. Thanks all.


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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: SpaceCruiser]
    #616374 - 04/23/02 02:48 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

My friend just puts some peices of cardboard paper in an open oven at 400F for 15 mins, and then after they cool down, he puts his cap on that cardboard paper and covers it with a see-through glass. I don't if the "see-through" glass is a must (probably not) but that's what he uses. And then he places the paper with the cap and cup on it, near his heat register, but not on it because it gets too hot. He usually leaves his caps anywhere from 6-12 hours. He just waits until he has a dark print. If you don't see something satisfactory to yourself then just leave it longer. Hope this helps.

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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: SpaceCruiser]
    #616397 - 04/23/02 03:10 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

To make prints I bake tinfoil at 350 for an hour then let cool in the oven. Then I put the tinfoil on a cookie sheet, put the cap on, turn a mug upside down over it with a little space underneath and put the cookie sheet on top of my monitor.
The heat from the monitor dries the cap out faster so the print is totally done in about 6 hours


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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: SpaceCruiser]
    #616471 - 04/23/02 04:25 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

It took my friend a while to figure this out, but the size of the jar/glass that you cover the cap with seems to make a lot of difference. It seems that the larger the jar/glass the better the prints turn out. Has anybody else noticed this, or is my friend smoking too much?


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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: Seuss]
    #616562 - 04/23/02 06:23 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

larger coverings are better because they don't allow so much humidity to build up from the moisture in the cap


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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: Seuss]
    #616591 - 04/23/02 06:49 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

Seuss....I don't have proublems with prints ....but I might try your way
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All I do is cut the cap .......place on clean foil......cover with jar .......leave for 12...........24 hrs....very dark print


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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: knurd]
    #616624 - 04/23/02 07:39 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

you want to catch it before the first spore dump. if you can do that, youll usually have a opaque print in 24-36 hours. however some just dont throw alot of spores.


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Re: How to get dark thick Prints? [Re: Seuss]
    #616758 - 04/23/02 10:13 PM (19 years, 24 days ago)

Yes Seuss I have noticed this too.

I use the large Ziplock food containers....the big ones with the blue lids.
I can get 3 spore prints out of each container...have like 40 of these...lolz
What I do is this.
I cut up my alum foil....wipe it with alcohol.
put it in the container.....let it dry out. (very important to let the alcohol dry).
If the alcohol doesn't dry....you will have a mushy mess...just plain nasty.
Then after the alcohol dries.....place the caps inside the containers...on the foil.
Within 24 hours you will have the darkest prints you have seen.
Check them to make sure they are dark.....if not... let them sit a little while longer.
After they are done....pull the caps out....I use a sterile exacto knife.
Let the print stay in the container for several days to dry.
Ta Da....kick ass prints!

It is very important to catch the caps at the right time.
You don't want imature caps.....but you don't want caps that have already dropped alot of the spores.
If you look at the caps and they have just flattened out....and look and see dark spores visually....this is the best time to make prints from the caps....IMO



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