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How to Take a Spore Print

Updated: Aug 19, 2020



One of the most important steps in the process of growing mushrooms is being able to take a spore print. Spore prints are used for three main purposes – mushroom cultivation, mushroom identification and art!


Step 1. Find a Viable Mushroom


You will need to find a fresh mushroom will gills not pores.



Step 2. Prep Mushroom For Printing.


If the mushroom you have chosen is still damp, you can set it gill-side up and allow it to dry before continuing. Once dry, use scissors to cut the stem from the cap of the mushroom.




Step 3. Take Spore Print


Place the mushroom cap gill-side down on paper or tinfoil and place a container over top of it to prevent air flow. Do not disturb for 6-8 hours to allow maximum amount of spores to drop




Final step. Remove container


Once 6-8 hours has passed you may remove container from covering the mushroom cap. let dry if needed and there you have it ! Your print is ready to be examined and used.



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