Never..... Please never wipe or heat the needles we send you.
The needles we provide with every spore syringe are British Medical Quality. Our needle supplier also supplies the NHS.
The needles come Gamma Irradiated and housed in a sealed packet. Just unscrew the black tip from the syringe and screw the colored end of the needle in its place. Only take the needle protector off when you are ready to use.
We do test the spore solution in much the same way our customers do before sending. We feel that viewing the spore solution under microscope before sale helps us reduce your chances of viewing contamination. With experience, customer error does account for a large majority of potential problems. We also understand that we can not view every ML of spore solution we sell.
If you do have a spore solution contamination issue. Please report the spore syringe that your were studying under microscope to the team.
If you have an issue with contaminated substrate please let us know as soon as the contamination is seen. Contaminated substrate on delivery will be replaced asap.
Unfortunately any growth that is not white. Fury OR Hairy round spots of dark Blues, Greens, Reds, Yellows and any other color of the rainbow other that white growth is contamination. Spores are black to purple in color. Bruising can be light to dark blue.
A very short answer is nothing. If it showing in the substrate, it is already over growing the gourmet species you wanted to grow. Some tiny spots of fungal growth will not affect the fruits but may spread fungal spores around your other efforts. Contaminated projects should be discarded and reported to the team here at SporeBuddies.com
We fall and we stand up.
Life is full of little set backs and mycology is a learning process too. Take a seat and think about where and how the contamination started. This will help you prevent it from happening again. Perhaps the kit has dried out? Perhaps you panicked and just threw it in the bin only 4 days into the fruiting cycle....
Don't worry you can do it. Contact the team for some advice and try again.
Problems with our substrate are rare and your feed back is always appreciated. Please report any problems as we are happy to offer replacements within reason.
I am working all alone so please bear with me!