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Re: Old Spore viability???
    #92400 - 02/09/00 08:49 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

I would rehydrate only if you have problems. I have seen a 3 year old PF syringe germinate with about 90% success.
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Re: Old Spore viability???
    #92402 - 02/09/00 03:49 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Well in this case I am using a print. I ,ade up a batch of dishes, half well inooculated with an Ecuador print, half with my own strain on cub. which is two years old. All of the Ecuadors succumbed to contams, mostly aspergilus and brown mold. Mine haven't germinated (3 days) or formed contams.


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Re: Old Spore viability???
    #92403 - 02/11/00 10:35 AM (16 years, 9 months ago)

my first EQ-print is 10 years old (lives in the fridge) and still germinates...you can put the spores in destilled water for a couple of days to rehydrate and then make syringes with it...

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Re: Old Spore viability???
    #92404 - 02/12/00 04:03 PM (16 years, 9 months ago)

Hrmmm. I have a two year old print, kept in a ziplock bad the whole time. It's been on agar for over a week now and no germination, no contams for that matter either. Used to be a really good strain.


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