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Spore Syringe Storage: The Ultimate Guide

Are you venturing into the fascinating world of mushroom cultivation, but struggling with spore syringe storage? Then you’ve likely come across the essential tool known as spore syringes. These little wonders are crucial for researching your very own mushroom kingdom, but they do require some special care and attention.

It’s important to note that spores are delicate and sensitive to environmental conditions. Once you open the package, there is a risk of contamination. We advise against splitting the spores and using only half while storing the rest. It is best to use the entire content of the kit for microscopy purposes at once to ensure the highest chance of success.

Spore syringe storage is the key to successful mushroom growth, and it’s easier than you might think! Whether you’re a seasoned mycologist or just starting on your fungal journey, these 6 quick tips will guide you to keep your spores happy, viable, and ready for action.

Ready to dive into the world of spore syringe storage? Read on to discover the secrets to keeping ’em cool, standing upright, and more!

Three 10cc Psilocybe cubensis spore syringes for microscopy and taxonomy

1. Keep ‘Em Cool

Spore syringes love the cold! A refrigerator is their best friend. Just find a nice cozy spot and let them chill out.

2. Avoid the Freezer!

Remember, cold is good, but too cold is not cool! Freezing your spore syringes might kill the spores, and we don’t want that.

3. Darkness is Key

Spores love to play hide and seek in the dark. Keep them away from sunlight and UV light to maintain their viability.

4. Stand Upright

Store your syringes standing up, like soldiers ready for action(tip pointing up)! This way, you prevent them from getting clogged. You can also store them horizontally if the space allows. 

5. Label Everything

If you’ve got more than one type, labeling will save you from a mushroom mix-up! (Don’t worry we will do this for you.)

6. Sealed Environment

Spores syringes are susceptible to contamination from moving air currents around them that are carrying bacteria and harmful spores. To keep your spores safe, please keep your syringes stored in the original sealed packaging until ready for use. 

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