Author Topic: How to take a spore print  (Read 2945 times)

Offline themushroombloke

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How to take a spore print
« on: March 20, 2011, 08:51:17 PM »
How can I make a spore print?
This is a short outline. (shroomery)

This is just a short outline. Obviously you will want to wash your hands and work in a clean environment to perform the following steps:

    * take a clean material you want to print on (fresh tin foil, index cards, wax paper, transparency, typing paper, glass slides....)
    * cut a mature cap off the stem as near to the gills as possible with a clean scalpel or knife
    * place the cap on the printing material gills down
    * cover the cap with a jar or place the printing material in a plastic container (Tupperware...) with lid on.
    * let sit for 12-24 hours at room temperature
    * pick up the cap, replace the jar and let the print dry for a few hours.  Do not let it dry in open air or contaminates will settle on the print.
    * fold the print and tape the edges or leave it as is and put into a new small plastic zip baggie.
    * label and store in a dark, cold and dry place.

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Re: How to take a spore print
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2015, 10:30:44 PM »

A lot of useful information. I learn a lot I JUST read that it is very simple.