A Psilocybin spore syringe is a pre-made oral syringe filled with a mixture of water and mushroom spores. It comes sealed with a protective cap, called luer lock, that must be unscrewed before use. Spore syringes can be obtained online and are ideal for mycology beginners because they allow you to directly inoculate a substrate, without having to perform any intermediate steps that require sterilization or pasteurization.
Spores are microscopic cells that produce the unicellular reproductive organs of mushrooms. Mushrooms produce billions of spores each day, and their collection and preservation is now a popular hobby for mushroom enthusiasts worldwide. Spores are collected and stored in the form of prints and syringes, both of which can be purchased online from a variety of purveyors.
Before using the syringe, it’s best to make sure that you’re working in a clean and sterile environment. If possible, place your work area outside or in a well-ventilated room to avoid contamination from blowing dust particles or wind gusts. Wear latex gloves and a mask, as this will help to protect you from the mushroom spores and any potential toxins they may contain.
After sterilizing the syringe needle and preparing your jars, remove the syringe from the refrigerator and inject around 4ml of spore solution into each jar. Injection should be evenly distributed across the surface of the jars. Then, cover each jar with a piece of microporous tape. Once inoculated, place the jars in a warm and dark location. Within a week, you should begin to see mycelium starting to grow at the injection sites. If mold grows instead, or nothing happens, this indicates that the syringe was not sterilized properly or that the spore solution was contaminated.