Spore Vials
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Why and How to Use a Spore Vial

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Spore Vials make growing magic mushrooms even easier. Cultivate quality fungus at home and get the best results over using syringes alone.

Enjoying a special mushroom trip whenever you want, in the comfort of your own home, has just been made easier. Grabbing a spore vial is a simple, compact way to carry fungus between periods of cultivation.


A spore vial is usually made of glass and has an airtight, rubber sealing the top. Each vial contains fluid, which preserves the fungal spores. Each solution can contain over 1000 grow parts per millilitre.

Because mushrooms reproduce independently, they can be stored in a container and be brought out for use only when needed. Adding the spore solution to a culture growth medium, the spores will form into mycelium in substrates to germinate and develop fungal growth.


Benefits Spore Vial

There are a number of reasons as to use a spore vial over just carrying and storing syringes.

• Spore vials have a longer shelf life due to being airtight. Most vials’ life expectancy tops around two years while syringes expire around six months.

• Glass vials do not charge with static electricity. Plastic syringes do, so the spores have a tendency to stick to the edges of the syringe.

• Vials are easy to transport and take up less space.


Instructions Spore Vial

Spore vials are simple and easy to use. Shaking the vial briskly will disperse the spores evenly throughout the container. After the spores have been spread inside the vial, a syringe can be inserted through the rubber membrane. Slowly pulling back the plunger on the syringe, after it is submerged in the spore solution, can gather approximately 1000 spores per millilitre.

Get your substrate bags or grow box that you have prepared earlier. The grow box provides the spores with an environment wherein they can settle and grow into mycelium. After filling the syringe, slowly press down on the plunger. Each drop that falls on the substrate is a potential mycelium growth point, so it is beneficial to spread out the drops as evenly as possible to optimize colonization.

Alternatively, you can insert the liquid directly into your substrate via a cultivation or injection port, which ultimately has the same effect as dropping spore solution onto the substrate. Make sure your syringe is sanitized, and that you have sterilized the needle specifically, by heating it. Pull back the port protection cap and pierce the port with the syringe needle. Drop the spore solution as evenly as possible into the spawn bag or grow box. Remove the needle and close the protection cap.


Storing And Reusing Syringes

Storing vials is probably the easiest part of the whole process. Store in a refrigerator at 2-8°C or 35-46°F. The protector stopper needs to be in place when storing the vial, and always clean the top with alcohol before inserting a syringe. Vials can be stored and used for two years after purchase.

There is also no need to dispose of a syringe after one use. Empty syringes can be cleaned and sterilized. Place the needle to a flame until it begins to glow orange. Make sure to let the needle to cool down before it is used again.

Make growing magic mushrooms at home as simple as possible by using spore vials. Extend the shelf life and quality of cultivation yield by carrying glass containers over plastic syringes. Get the best trip possible every time.

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Adam Parsons
Adam Parsons
Professional cannabis journalist, copywriter, and author Adam Parsons is a long-time staff member of Zamnesia. Tasked with covering a wide range of topics from CBD to psychedelics and everything in between, Adam creates blog posts, guides, and explores an ever-growing range of products.
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