MUSHROOM SYRINGES VS SPORE SYRINGES
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LIQUID CULTURE MUSHROOM SYRINGES VS SPORE SYRINGES
Mushroom spores are microscopic units of reproduction created by a fungal fruiting body (mushroom). Under the ideal conditions with proper nutrients, these spores will develop into mycelium, which is the spiderweb-like root portion of a mushroom. Fruiting bodies will then grow from the mycelium, eventually producing spores. The cycle then begins all over again. Let’s start by defining regular spore syringes and liquid spore syringes, while detailing the differences between the two syringes.
What Are Liquid Culture Syringes?
Liquid culture spores are stored in a microbiological growth medium, meaning the liquid solution that it is stored in will contain necessary nutrients. These nutrients allow the spores to grow properly. The nutrient solution can vary, but it is usually a combination of distilled water, glucose, protein and malted grain extract. With the solution’s help, the spores will enter the mycelial phase of fungal development. The mixture outlined above will allow the spores to enter the mycelial phase, and once they have done so, the contents of the syringe are transported to a spawning substrate. This will feature more room and nutritional value, which is ideal for the mycelium to colonize upon.
What Are Regular Mushroom Spore Syringes?
Whenever a “regular” spore syringe is referenced, people are talking about standard spore syringes. These syringes contain spores that are suspended in a non-nutrient aqueous solution instead of a culture medium. The non-nutrient aqueous solution is oftentimes distilled water. Preserving spores this way can be very useful for mycologists who do not feel the need to cultivate the spores right away, or ever. This also makes spore microscopy feasible since spores are the only thing present in the distilled water.
The Main Differences!
THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN REGULAR SPORE SYRINGES AND LIQUID CULTURES
The main difference between these two syringes is the fact that one features nutrition for the spores while the other has no nutrients available. This is a crucial difference to understand for a few reasons, including:
- Uncultured spore syringes are best suited for long-term storage.
- Uncultured spore syringes are also best for a microscopist researching spores. This nutrient-rich liquid culture will change the structure of the spores as the germinate naturally.
- Liquid culture mushroom spore syringes are a great choice for mycologists who plan to inoculate a substrate with the solution once the mycelium grows to a suitable point.
NOT INTENDED FOR HUMAN CONSUMPTION!