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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73101 - 01/27/00 03:13 PM (17 years, 30 days ago)

I'm waiting spores from Ryche to.... :eek:
I know that a solution 10%/90% glycerol/water can stores the spores at very low temps for years..but i don't know if Ryche use some storing agent in his syringes..


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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73103 - 01/27/00 03:59 PM (17 years, 30 days ago)

I wouldn't worry TOO much about freezing. Unless they're going to be frozen for LONG periods of time (weeks? months?) I don't think that there would be too much of a problem. Especially since IF they do freeze they wouldn't be frozen for longer than a day or two (unless you let your packages just sit outside...)


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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73104 - 01/27/00 07:20 PM (17 years, 30 days ago)

Spores consist of an outer husk, a tiny amount of oil, and a package of DNA. They can survive in the absolute vacuum and hard radiation of interstellar space. Cooking will kill them, but overall, they're pretty resilient.

There was an experiment done in the 1930s where spores were frozen in liquid nitrogen, then every so often, a bunch were defrosted and germinated. Fine crop, every time.

If they can take liquid nitrogen for thirty years, you needn't worry about it being a bit chilly...



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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73105 - 01/27/00 09:18 PM (17 years, 30 days ago)

A few months ago my girlfriend thought the milk was going bad to often and cranked the cold up on the fridge, freezing everything including all my spores. They were frozen solid inside the syringe. I happy to report that it appears not to have affected them at all. So nope, no need to worry.


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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73106 - 01/27/00 11:33 PM (17 years, 30 days ago)

Very seldom is this a problem at all.

It does happen from time to time... but hardly at all. And the few times it has happened the water expanded pushing water out the needle guard and into the bag, breaking the seal in the syringe.

If you include your email with your order I will email you letting you know when approximatly they are going out so you can keep any eye on your mailbox if your buried in snow where your at.

Which brings me to anohter point, the mail is taking 7-10 days to get here from some parts of the country, where storms are going on. I have pulled my one week shipping guarentee temporarily because I'm giving away way to many free syringes to letters that are taking 7-10 days just to get here.
That was the scenerio last week anyway.... it doesn't look as bad this week.

Anyways.. as posted above.. please everybody.. dont worry about your spores being frozen. Like I said its rare freezing kills the spores... and if it does... provided you send me a snail mail with S&H I'll send you more out.

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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73107 - 01/28/00 01:13 AM (17 years, 30 days ago)

Good info there. Maybe a tougher question: would freezing spores be better for long-term storage than just putting them in the refrigerator?

I know its not ideal, but if someone had some extra syringes and couldn't use them so fast, just curious..



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Re: What's the verdict on freezing spores, then??
    #73108 - 01/28/00 04:30 AM (17 years, 30 days ago)

You guys dont even need to put them in the fridge unless you live in a place where it gets warm in the summer.

On my trip to WA a few months back, I visited a friend who had ordered a good dozen syringes from back in Nov 98. Which means they were probably made around Sept98-Oct98.
He had just used them in Nov 99, about 12 of mine, and one PF MR syringe.

He lives in WA were its very cool most of the year, and he just kept them sealed in ziplock bags in a dark drawer in his cool basement.
The PF syringe was like 18 month old he said.

ALL OF THEM GERMINATED without contamination.

Needless to say... I was quite surprised.
I bought seperate refridgerators for my spores because its very hot where I live and I keep the stored around 65F.

Just a little FYI :smile:

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