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By Scotsman (Barrowland) on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 05:16 pm:

Well i managed to get the Spore Printing Together, at last, it took me a few times with a few failures i used the PF cap in the jar TEK now i have good paper and i am going to try printing onto paper instead of the jar , whats the best link for printing onto paper.

One question when mixing substrate you are told half a cup or a third of a cup , is there another way to measure it using litres or ml , my cups seem to big.

2 parts Verm + 1 part BRF + 1 part Water = Perfect Substrate - Nan

By An guy (Boomer) on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 06:05 pm:

you shoot those from your own print? if so, congratulations man :)

from, this page

By An guy (Boomer) on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 06:07 pm:

ps- printing on foil seems really a good way to go if you're not printing directly into water. The foil take up way less space than paper and is easier to work with since it can be it's own wrapper.

By Scotsman (Barrowland) on Saturday, January 19, 2002 - 07:11 pm:

Sure it was my own print it was the 3rd time i had tried it , i need these cakes to make it cause i am low on spores.

When i made the spore syringe i left some spores in water in the jar with the lid sealed and in a draft free area at room temp , how long will they keep for?

Here is the glovebox , made following the tek here,that my experiments were acomplished .
Thanks all...........


By Imok Urok2 (Imok) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 03:01 am:

Hey Scotsman,
The ratios are:
1/2 to 1/4 to 1/4 or .5 to .25 to .25 (verm/brf/h2o)
Don't matter cups or ml
Hope this helps :)
PS Fine looking lassie in the background pic

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 03:44 am:

looking good, congrats!
the spores in the water are good for a long time, a few years in most cases.
since you mention being low on spores,
now might be a good time to use a little spore solution to start a jar of mycellial/sugar water [dextrose or honey or karo syrup]. have you ever tried that ?

By Scotsman (Barrowland) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 02:03 pm:

Yes i tried it but with no joy i printed off a lot of details on it and i know about the honey and how it can carmalize and ruin it , i will go to the supermarket and look for corn syrup or dextrose but now its time to prepare more jars.cake

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 03:12 pm:

i think, if done the way i do it, that liquid culture is very easy and relatively low risk.
i just take a half-pint jar, fill it about half-way with water, then stir in a teaspoon of pure dextrose aka corn sugar.
the lid of the jar is prepared by drilling a 3/8" inch hole in it, near the outer rim. the hole is then stuffed with a wad of polyfil fiber.
i then place a piece of duct tape over the polyfil plug on the underside of the lid, to keep the water from getting it wet.
i then seal the lid on the jar,
and sterilize it by the usual method of steaming it 30-40 minutes.
allow to cool to room temp, then all you do is slide a spore syringe needle thru the polyfil plug, squirt in .25-.5 cc of spore solution,
and place in a warm area for a week or so.
once you see little clouds of mycellia growing,
you just reverse the process by inserting a clean syringe/needle back thru the polyfil, and draw up the solution without ever opening the jar.
tilt the jar slighly to get the liquid up high enough for the needle to reach.
that's it.
you can easily get several syringe-fuls of mycellia from a single jar, and it grows fast.

By Scotsman (Barrowland) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 06:14 pm:

Thats all noted quote ,by Steaming it do you mean in a Pressure Cooker cause i dont have 1 unfortunatly so can you use semi sterilisation via the pot of boiling water method.
Pure dextrose aka honey sugar what exactly is that used for , some kind of beer making if i remember correctly is that all, could i get it in a large supermarket is it used for anything else?

Karo Tek

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 06:48 pm:

you don't need a pc, boiling is fine. cover the jar's lid with foil first, so no water droplets get on the polyfil.
the sugar is to feed the spores after they germinate, lots of different sugars will work.
honey, corn syrup, dextrose also called corn sugar, find it at places that sell beer making supplies. hell, you could probably use just plain granulated cane sugar for that matter. you don't need or want much, just a teaspoon will feed them fine for a month or more if you store in refrideration after it grows out.

By Spun Yun Gi (Spunion_Elf) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 10:47 pm:

Will mycelia go into stasis once it's consumed all it's food, or will it simply die?

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 11:45 pm:

it will slowly die off. refridgeration will prolong the process considerably, as the cold slows the metabolism of the organism.

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