Kit: Spore Prints
prints are collections of spores taken on a sterile
medium under sterile conditions. The spores are
collected by placing a mature mushroom cap on
the medium and allowing the cap to release spores.
The spores then adhere to the surface of the medium
after drying and form a "print" as pictured
to the right, bottom.
may be utilized to create
sterile spore syringes. If spore syringes
are your ultimate goal, then please check out
our sterility packaged 10cc syringes and needles
on the Laboratory Supplies
prints (most exotic Psilocybes) are collected
from outdoor specimens and therefore may not be
suitable for use in hydrated spore solutions.
prints are collected on standard white paper and
are stored in small ziplock, labeled baggies (pictured
at right, top). Our prints contain generous portions
of spore material. Some exotic Psilocybe
species may produce lighter prints and therefor
orders may contain multiple prints.
microscopy kit spore print order will include
a clean microscope slide, glass cover slip, and
cardboard slide case to protect the glass in shipping.
properly view your spores under a microscope place
a small amount of dried spores into a small amount
of water and then place a small drop of the resulting
solution on a glass slide and cover with a glass
cover slip. Excess water can be absorbed with
the corner of a paper towel to prevent the cover
slip from floating and drifting. Pre-made
spore solutions in hypodermic syringes can
be conveniently dispensed directly onto the slide.
Spores can be accurately measured with a stage
micrometer (a glass slide with a tiny engraved
containing only prints will be shipped in small
4 x 8 inch white bubble mailers. We discourage
normal envelop mailing due to the damage a print
and the packaged slide case can receive if sent
unpadded. Please notify if you would like normal