Your purchase includes:
- 2x Soda Glass slides bonded together with tape on one side.
Have you wondered how to preserve mushroom spores for years? Or perhaps you are interested in collecting spore prints and keeping their geometry intact. This Glass Spore Print Slides booklet lets you collect spore prints for many years and keep their shape intact. This way, you could collect spores worldwide, observe their unique geometry, or save them for later use.
What is a spore booklet?
2 Panes of glass are taped on one side, creating a spore booklet. A tape Is used to bind one side and masking tape is used to seal the remaining three sides once the spore print is collected.
*Please note- Masking tape & actual mushroom spore print is not included with your order*
Preparing the slide
Clean the inside of the glass with soapy water. Once dried, use alcohol to wipe the glass. Place a mushroom to collect the spore print. After 12-24 hours, you should have your spore print. Close the glass and seal the 3 sides with masking tape.
The glass is big enough to take spore prints for the majority of the mushroom strains.
Spores can be stored inside these Glass Spore Print Slides for years if protected from light, moisture and drastic temperature changes. Thus, keep the slides with mushroom spore print in a dark, cool, dry spot at room temperature. Prints stored in this fashion can be kept for years.
These slides are of premium quality and are made in Germany. Edges of this glass are cut at 90 degrees and polished to protect against any cuts on the hand while handling.
To germinate the spores
Use an inoculation loop and flame sterilize. Cool on the same agar plate, you wish to germinate spore, collect a few spores from your spore print and make an ‘S’ pattern in your agar plate. Leave it in a dark spot for 2-3 weeks to germinate.
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