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Offlineparanoid2
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Why do these spores look different than those?
    #741887 - 07/12/02 03:57 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I bought my first P.Cub. Ecuador syringe from vendor "X". I used it all up, being as sterile and clean as possible, but all I got was black pin mold. I decided to get my second syringe from a different vendor, which arrived today, but these spores look different than the first ones.

The first syringe was filled with what looked like pure black particles--almost like finely ground black pepper. This new syringe is filled with something that is not as black, is much finer in granularity, and each particle seems to have a very faint cloudy substance surrounding it. In fact when I first opened the package and looked at the syringe, there was just one big cloudy blob in it. I then shook it up to break the blob, but it still is quite differnt looking that the previous one.

Anyway, is this common, that spores from the same strain can look so different, or is it more likely that either one was not a viable or contaminated?

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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: paranoid2]
    #742173 - 07/12/02 05:35 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

The second description sounds fine to me. Infact, I've had great success with the 'blobby' syringes

While you can make syringes that are really dark, one would have to question why a vendor would sell them that way. It's not necessary. Maybe it wasn't spores at all? Who knows...

-psyco


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: psyconaut]
    #742497 - 07/12/02 07:59 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Your syringe is fine. It usually depends on what the original print looks like that determines what the syringe will look like. But don't worry, its viable...


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: paranoid2]
    #742538 - 07/12/02 08:12 PM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I got 9 diff syringes from 3 diff vendors. All of em looked diff (each vendor's that is). All worked well, Xcept for one. Fuck u shaman shop, u sell rust particales in saline.

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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: paranoid2]
    #742972 - 07/13/02 12:30 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

I too thought that the new blob-like spores were starting to germinate. I'm glad to hear at least one of you has had good results with these. I'm thinking that my first syring was contaminated. I'm sure they were spores--I got growth--but like I said, all my jars got black pin mold too. In all I did 11 jars from that one syringe. All were PC'd at either 12.5, 15 or 20 psi for 20 mins. I also tried different teks, i.e., taped holes vs. not, Ramsey seal, oven tek, honey tek, etc., but each ended up the same way.

Anyway, "onward and upward, growing like the tree of life!" It's time to start with the new syringe, and see what happens

Thanks all for the responses!


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: paranoid2]
    #743049 - 07/13/02 03:24 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

my spores that look blobby show signs of growth in less than three days.

like a cloud around the clump.

first time i got one like that i worried a little.
but like 60hrs later i felt blessed.

i doubt the first one was contam. either.

have also recieved some with black specs. they are spores too.


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: walt]
    #743054 - 07/13/02 03:31 AM (14 years, 5 months ago)

Sometimes the spores stick together and form clumps which resemble the black pepper. Other times, they just kinda 'dissolve'. Remember, individual spores are too small to see.


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: paranoid2]
    #743377 - 07/13/02 10:02 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

"All were PC'd at either 12.5, 15 or 20 psi for 20 mins"....hey paranoid...i dont think that 20 minutes is adequate time to sterilize your substrate...you need to go at least 1hr with 15psi...


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: strang]
    #743383 - 07/13/02 10:08 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

20 min works o.k. for me.

strang huh.


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Re: Why do these spores look different than those? [Re: strang]
    #745651 - 07/14/02 04:35 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I was PC'ing according to the PF tek, and other sources, which stated that longer than 20 min. would dry out the substrate.


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