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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.
Always send picture to help us understand the problem.
Please allow 2-3 weeks of uninterrupted fruiting conditions before trying manual fruiting.
So, if you have had a bag in fruiting conditions for more than 28 days and it has not started to fruit. You may not have warm enough temps around the upper part of the bag. Make sure you have a clear box or similar over the sprinkle bag and heat mat to help keep the heat in. Please now take a manual fruiting approach.
To fruit the bag manually follow these steps
1. Open bag at top
2. Spray the 4 inner sides of the bag
3. Fan the top of the bag to drive fresh air into the bag for 30 seconds
4. Seal the bag back up and leave alone enjoy your day
5. Repeat the fanning misting process every morning and evening until you see small pins form.
6. When pins form please leave the bag sealed and the mushrooms will grow.
7. Should take 2-3 weeks to fruit
8. If bag does not work then the fruiting conditions have not been satisfied
9. Fruiting conditions are 26 – 27 degrees and similar light levels found in a normal family lounge.
10. NO DIRECT SUNLIGHT "TREAT LIKE A VAMPIRE"
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.