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Mushroom cultivation => Cultivation => Topic started by: jimboyia on January 16, 2012, 03:55:57 AM

Title: using soap to break up spore clumps
Post by: jimboyia on January 16, 2012, 03:55:57 AM
Hello all,

When using spore prints to make syringes is it OK to use a tiny amount (0.01%) of a non-chlorine soap to break the surface tension of the water & ensure good spore dispersal? Would normal NaOH kill spores? 
Title: Re: using soap to break up spore clumps
Post by: ollandia on February 13, 2012, 03:03:29 AM
Yoho,

i don't know about that, looks agressive, i use lubricant with the same effects. Less than 1% in a spore solution of 100ml, it also contains a preservative but less agressive...
It's lubricant that the farmers use, for their cattle. It's cheap too.
Title: Re: using soap to break up spore clumps
Post by: jimboyia on February 20, 2012, 10:53:07 PM
great advice, thanks!