Mushroom spore print
Mushroom spore print

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❓How long can spore prints be stored?

❓What is the best way to store spore prints?

❓Where do you store your spore prints?

❓How to prepare my own spore print?

☝️The guaranteed shelf life for spore prints is up to 5 years. For the first 2 years spores almost completely remain viable. Each spore print contains millions of spores (about 3-5% are capable of continuing life for the first 2 years of storage.

If spore print has been stored for 2 years or more a longer spore rehydration will be necessary during Liquid spore syringe or Liquid Culture preparation. Each year of spore print storage increases the duration of rehydration by 1 day. I.e. 2 years of storage is 2 days of rehydration, 3 years is 3 days of rehydration, etc. Or you can just leave spores in sterile water in syringe for a week to let them wake up for further germination.

🔬 Cases have been recorded where spores have germinated after 20 years of storage in the laboratory.

🔴 Spore prints should be stored in sealed airtight zip bags in a cool dry and dark place, preferably in the refrigerator.

Once you get your first crop you can easily make your own spore prints and provide yourself with mushroom spores for years to come.

How to make spore prints from your own mushroom harvest check out in our step-by-step guide How to make magic mushroom spore prints

Have a Happy Growing and Magic spores! Peace 🙏

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