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Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:45 PM GMT

I don't remember what my first print was on, But I'm pretty sure it wasnt tin foil. I just can't imagine how hard it is to scrape spores off tin foil without breaking the foil n messing everything up. Especially since I use the needle to scrape the spores. Well this is how I do my prints and I hope it catches on...

start with a soda can...Cut the tops n bottoms off..



Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:46 PM GMT

flatten it..


Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:47 PM GMT

Cut it into two peices..


Posted by: maryxmas Apr 02 03, 03:49 PM GMT
wink.gif looks intersting so far, wheres the rest of it?


xmas

Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:49 PM GMT

Flatten out the peices... I use the edge of my counter.

Fold in half again, then unfold it into a L shape...



Posted by: maryxmas Apr 02 03, 03:50 PM GMT
uh huh..... i like where this is going





xmas

Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:52 PM GMT
then drop some nice dark spores on it ;D I just set a jar ontop...

I cut them stem a little below the cap so the cap can sit above the aluminum without touching it.

And 1-2 days later... Nice dark print! Take the cap off, fold the aluminum over, put inside clean new baggie and tape closed and into the fridge they go...

(and damn you xmas you couldn't wait could you?!?!?)


Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 03:58 PM GMT
I do steralize the aluminum before printing. My first times I used high bleach water and wiped off. But the last couple ive steralized with rubbing alcohol. I just print on my dresser...I've made about 4 prints that I've used myself and no contam problems. And sent out about another 4 (not including recent ones) and havn't heard of any contams...

But doing it this way, far easier to scrape the spores off... re-usable, and easily shared with others inside a christian greeting card!

lol biggrin.gif

Well with all the people in the free print thread seeming to share prints on aluminum foil i felt the need to post this and I hope it catches on.

Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 02 03, 04:07 PM GMT
Yes - works quite well.

I believe Nan came up with this one.
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Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 04:19 PM GMT
Yep! Nan's the one who told me about doing this. I am hoping if I put up a how-to with pictures it might catch on... wink.gif

Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 04:25 PM GMT
And remember.... always use Sprite

*fine fine...I'm really not worried but oh well...*


Posted by: Mycota Apr 02 03, 04:29 PM GMT
If you do it this way? Suggest you go to any good harware store & buy a 6 inch X 10 or 20 foot roll of thin roofiing type aluminum flashing. Then cut it into small squares w/ heavy sheers or tin snips.

Mycota tongue.gif

Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 04:36 PM GMT
QUOTE (Mycota @ Apr 02 03, 03:29 PM GMT)
If you do it this way? Suggest you go to any good harware store & buy a 6 inch X 10 or 20 foot roll of thin roofiing type aluminum flashing. Then cut it into small squares w/ heavy sheers or tin snips.

Mycota tongue.gif

Yeah thats a nice way too! But your Glass prints idea was my favorite wink.gif

Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 02 03, 04:39 PM GMT
Glass prints no good for shooting across the country in trade. tongue.gif

Mycota, you always seem to find the most expensive, cool way of doing everything. If only I had 'compost loot.'

tongue.gif tongue.gif tongue.gif

Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 04:46 PM GMT
Naw not always most expensive, he has some pretty cheap ideas too laugh.gif No really though.

Some quick prints here: Prints in a Bag

Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 04:48 PM GMT
QUOTE (Teknos @ Apr 02 03, 03:25 PM GMT)
And remember.... always use Sprite

Damn thats pretty MF'in BOLD Teknos.ohmy.gif
Mucho cahonies amigo

Obviously you in the pic Huh? Look at the fingernails and hand shapes from pic 2 pic, must be you?? CRAZY

Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 05:06 PM GMT
ah well i figure if you just need to blur your eyes to post on overgrow, then a small personal grow like mine shouldnt draw any attention...

Unless your referring to me endorsing Sprite in this obviously Pepsi preferring community wink.gif


(pepsi is my cola of choice)

Posted by: Teknos Apr 02 03, 05:13 PM GMT
errr... i mean... no thats not me in the pic!! its uh.. a foaf ...

It's not like I actually grow anything, I thought this was a role playing message board. huh.gif Ive just been roll playing... And my pics.. well I just steal them from other people for my role playing.... blink.gif

Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 02 03, 05:16 PM GMT
QUOTE (Teknos @ Apr 02 03, 04:13 PM GMT)
errr... i mean... no thats not me in the pic!! its uh.. a foaf ...

It's not like I actually grow anything, I thought this was a role playing message board. huh.gif Ive just been roll playing... And my pics.. well I just steal them from other people for my role playing.... blink.gif

yea me too!! laugh.gif

Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 02 03, 05:24 PM GMT
Please post no incriminating pictures of yourself.

I guess its still legal to drink sprite in this country. tongue.gif

Be careful, though.

Posted by: debianlinux Apr 02 03, 08:59 PM GMT
QUOTE (Teknos @ Apr 02 03, 08:52 PM GMT)
then drop some nice dark spores on it ;D I just set a jar ontop...

I cut them stem a little below the cap so the cap can sit above the aluminum without touching it.

And 1-2 days later... Nice dark print! Take the cap off, fold the aluminum over, put inside clean new baggie and tape closed and into the fridge they go...

(and damn you xmas you couldn't wait could you?!?!?)

I have to say that it seems wiser (to me) to use a jar that is wide enough to cover the whole of the aluminum. that's a long time for something to sit in open air only to be folded over and pressed into your fresh spore print.

Posted by: Teknos Apr 05 03, 09:15 PM GMT
And the final product.... And for a reference, this is how all the prints I send out look... biggrin.gif


Posted by: schm000ve Apr 05 03, 09:32 PM GMT
wow, SUPER tight spore droppage there!!! I'm gonna give that a try tonight on a PF strain that's ripe for some reproducing. Much luv Nan....truly revolutionary website.... wink.gif

Posted by: Molester Apr 05 03, 09:45 PM GMT
Hmmmmm nice print Teknos! What strains you got for trade? biggrin.gif

I've been using those thick pie pan type things, just cause I don't wanna cut myself on a can edge. But its always better to reuse our waste if we can!

Posted by: Teknos Apr 06 03, 03:23 PM GMT
Well I found rocking a razor blade back and forth to cut it works very well. Using sisors left burs in it.

Right now these GT's are all I have going. Second flush is comming in right now so if you want a print just let me know. But I have PR, Maz, PFC, and Taz in my library.

I think next I want to do some PFC's just to get a good supply of those and also share them due to the bust and what not. Cant let the PFC's dissappear!

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Posted by: ShroomZilla Apr 06 03, 05:45 PM GMT
LOL!!

Little chance of pfc's dissapearing tongue.gif
But, nice of you to consider it!! LOL

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Posted by: looselucy Apr 06 03, 06:04 PM GMT
incriminating? That is a strpharia ruguso-annulata fruitbody...Not like it is a psilocybe or something. Come on people...you assume to much looking at those CRTs of yours

Posted by: Voodoo Apr 06 03, 07:05 PM GMT
Why wouldnt glass be good for trades? I started printing on glass recently because of foil ripping and I havent had any complaints yet. I just stick the glass in a photo mailer and send them out. Never had one break yet.

Posted by: ShroomVator Apr 06 03, 07:08 PM GMT
I just don't think it is as practical to buy and care for lots of small pieces of glass for trades. I also thought that by 'glass,' FM meant a jar, but...good point! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Fungusmaximus Apr 06 03, 11:24 PM GMT
Man you can buy a 3'x3' piece of glass for bout 3$ and a glass cutter for 2-3$.
Cut your own squares to print on. thats what I did cheap than a mug too! wink.gif

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