Jump to content
The Corroboree
Sign in to follow this  

Spores to Syringe

Recommended Posts

Looking for advice on how to transfer spores to a syringe. Any tips would be appreciated :)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

If its spore print, scrape spores carefully into a shot glass/egg cup or of the likes using the tip of a clean blade. Using a sterile syringe full of sterile water, shoot some water into the shot glass. Suck up the spores. You want to empty the whole syringe into the shot glass and suck the water back up trying to get it all back in.

It's best done in 'one fell swoop'.

It takes some practice to get the hand of it.

If print is on foil, glass slide, or a petri dish you can shoot some of the fluid from the syringe back on to the print and into the shot glass, to get to the last of the spores.

Once you're happy with the amount of spores you've captured in the syringe, you can empty it back into the shot glass, and then suck the multispore (MS) solution back into the syringe, do this a few times. 2 or 3 times will suffice. This helps to separate the spores as they love to clump together.

You now have a multispore syringe :)

Just keep in mind that MS syringes usually do carry a few contaminants with them.

  • Like 2

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

^ sterility is key.


Put the clean shot glass on a baking tray, cover it with a larger glass, chuck it in the oven and heat to 130C for 10 minutes.  Remove and allow to cool.  You can then remove the covering glass when you're ready to go.

  • Like 1

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this