Do you shake? I’ve seen so many mixed experiences with the “break and shake” that I’ve just gone the wait longer route at this point.
I’ve actually never shaken my mediums for fear of breaking potential contamination loose. I did it with grain bags a few times and it seemed like those were the ones that experienced contamination.
That’s very consistent with what I’ve heard from others…
I’ve never seen any research on it. It’s just an opinion and personal preference.
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There are lots of posts here with great advice! You should check those out too!
I always shake my grain jars. It’s seriously helps increase the surface area of your mycelium
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They’re too packed now…
That is why I make up grain jars filled only to 75% so I can shake them
But this isn’t just for Rye Grain Jars… it applies to bags as well… it’s simple escience. Take it for what you think but it works.
Quick question. I will need to store the syringes for maybe 2 weeks to finish set up. What storage method is recommended and easy for about 14 days. Also if I need the store for a few months, is there a best way? Basic questions, like temp, humidity, darkness, time they are still usable. Etc. Thank you as always. Hope you have a great day. .
I put mine in the refrigerator. They’ll keep for a while in the fridge.
@MidwestGuy , So a regular fridge set at below 40 f . How long will they last? If opened or if unopened?
I put mine in the fridge also. I feel like I read somewhere that they would last about 6 months without a problem.
Interesting video to watch. Thanks for posting it!
I put mine in the door of the fridge and have used them over 1 year later. they were still viable and colonized just as fast as they did the day I got them.
I have mine in the fridge as well. I have them in a resealable baggie and in the crisper. My last store bought syringe was about 8 months old when I used it and it was fine.
Hey I’m here for the weed growing forum but I’ve been growing shrooms for many years. Your spore syringes will last months even if you don’t refrigerate them. I’m not sure of the total lifespan as I’ve never had one go bad, but in the fridge you’re looking at potentially years the syringe will be good.
Keeping them in a dry cool place will keep them for a long time I wouldn’t worry too much about the fridge and what specific temp it’s at as long as it’s not freezing them.
Not sure how along you are but you can also refrigerate agar cultures and they will last for years and years.
Gonna be a long weekend for me putting these all into bulk sub. In that pic is Colombian Rust from a syringe and B+ and Costa Rican isolates from agar I transferred to grain.
Pin porn coming in about 3 weeks!
Welcome to the thread, @weise.guy. It’s always good to have experienced growers around. I’ve been growing for about 2 years.