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Ecuador Cubensis Mushroom Spores

Since Ecuador is a classic, this is one of the more popular cubensis strains. Ecuador colonizes slow but when the fruiting occurs there is no holding back! The mushrooms of the Ecuador are beautiful with long meaty stems and medium sized bell shaped caps. Ecuador produces three or more flushes and generally the second one is the largest. PFTEK is its friend.

Regular Price: €14.95

Special Price: €12.95

Details for Ecuador spore vial

Argentina magic mushroom spore vials are produced under sterile conditions and should be kept dark and refrigerated (2-8°C) to increase the shelf life of the spores.

Vial vs. Syringes

Spore vials are superior to the spore syringes in most fields. Get the best results when cultivating Argentina magic mushrooms with this quality spore vial. Using spore vials will result in a higher success rate in the colonization and fruiting process.

Reasons to go Vial:

  • Longer shelf life than most spore syringes (2 years vs 6 months)
  • It's easier to get ALL spores out of the container. Plastic syringes are often charged with static electricity making the spores stick to them. Glass vials are never charged, so 100% of the spores will come out.
  • Works great with liquid culture growth media. Syringes can be prepared with a different solution, rendering any liquid culture medium unusable.
  • Spore vial solution has over a 1000 grow parts per milliliter, versus 500 g.p.p. ml or even less in most syringes.
  • Professional look and feel
  • Takes up less space
  • Easier to transport

 

Contents

 

Instructions to use a Argentina spore vial

The vials have a cap with a circular rubber membrane. The rubber membrane, or septa, can be pierced by the needle of a syringe, but will stop any airflow, micro organisms or anything else to go through by itself. 

Shake the Argentina spore vial vigorously to spread the spores evenly throughout the vial. Remove the protective stopper cap from the top of the vial and sterilize the septa with an alco prep. Unpack the sterile syringe and remove the protective cap from the needle. Insert the needle of the syringe through the septa.

The point of the needle should be submerged in the spore solution. Pull back the plunger of the syringe slowly so that the syringe will fill with spore solution. Just 3 milliliter of spore solution is needed to colonize 1 liter / 1.05 quart of substrate. After having filled the syringe with the required amount of spore solution, slowly take out the needle from the vial.

To proceed from here to the inoculation process, there are several methods to choose from:

Dropping the spore solution onto the substrate

After having prepared your own substrate or cakes, you can drop the Argentina spore solution directly from the syringe onto this. Press the plunger slowly so that dropplets of spore solution will come out of the needle. Every dropplet that will be in contact with the substrate is a potential mycelium growth point. Spread out these dropplets over the substrate evenly to colonize the substrate with mycelium.

Injection through injection ports

This is almost identical as dropping the spore solution onto the substrate. Open the injection port by pulling back the port protection cap. Use a alco prep to sterilize the injection port entry. Pierce the opening with the needle. Now drop the spore solution evenly over the substrate inside the spawn bag or grow box. After the Argentina spore solution is injected, remove the syringe and close the injection port with the port protection cap.

Liquid culture for faster colonization and stronger mycelium

When injecting the Argentina spore solution in a 'bath of nutrients', such as the Liquid Culture Growth Medium, the spores will form into mycelium inside this liquid suspension. This is called liquid culture or LC for short. Liquid Culture Growth Medium itself can be used to inoculate substrate and cakes. Liquid culture growth medium has a higher success rate and will be much more reliable than trying to germinate the spores without the use of  LC. In short: Using LCs will increase the chance on mushrooms.

Note: The Liquid Culture Growth Medium will not work well with our spore syringes.

Study spores and research using a microscope

Seen from a scientific point of view; all Psilocybe cubensis are alike. But they do differ slightly in appearance and fruiting speed (phenotype). There are numerous Psilocybe cubensis that have different phenotypes. These different cubensis are not considered subspecies, but different strains. The Argentina is a strain of Psilocybe cubensis.

The differences in phenotype can be seen with the naked eye, but the true beauty lies under the microscope. TThe wondrous world of the spores. Many of our customers are scientists, doing research on these differences in a homemade laboratory. After having prepared your microscope slide, drop some of the Argentina spore solution on it. Cover the specimen with a microscope covering glass. The best magnification for Psilocybe cubensis and Panaeolus cyanescens spore research is a magnification of 1000x or higher.

The syringe and reusing it

After using the syringe to inoculate the substrate, cake, or LC  with Argentina, you can reuse the empty syringe after you have sterilized the needle. This can be done with a spirit burner or lighter. Burn the needle by keeping it in the flame long enough to make it glow orange. Let it cool down before you insert the needle again. Instead of reusing one, you can also order a sterile needle separately.

Storage

Store the Argentina vial in the refrigerator between 2°C - 8°C or 35°F - 46°F. Leave the 'septa protecting stopper cap' in place when storing the vial. After removing this protective cap, always sterilize the septa with an alco prep before you insert the syringe.

Argentina spore vials can be stored this way for 2 year after leaving our warehouse.

Instructions Video


Productcode sv-1ecu
Weight (KG) 0.1000
Species Psilocybe cubensis
Potency Average
Difficulty Easy
Origin Ecuador
Not shipped to: Germany, Mexico, Finland, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, United States
  1. Quality

    Review by Rudy
    Rating

    Very effective and concentrate spore vial, just one problem, one of my spore vial done nothing, after a long exchange with customer service, nothing, so 4 stars only.
    [MMS Edit: Hi Rudy, could you please contact customer support to find out what happened?] (Posted on 7/6/2015)

  2. happy me

    Review by Christophe
    Rating

    it works (Posted on 7/10/2012)

  3. 5 stars

    Review by ALESSANDRO
    Rating

    introspective and powerful .. do not joke with them and it will be very satisfied! (Posted on 5/22/2012)

  4. spore vial 10 ml

    Review by anthony ian
    Rating

    great product, great website, will buy from you again pity i had to send cash why not get paypal? (Posted on 2/20/2012)


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