Viable SPORES...too hot? too cold?
Ralph D. Arnold
rarnold at teleport.com
Tue Oct 22 03:23:54 EST 1996
I am trying to preserve spore-laden fruitbodies of Shaggy Parasols and
others for spore-slurry inoculations in a few months. I need to know
if the spores would still be viable on mushrooms in general if
(a) the mushrooms were dried in a heat source (how hot is too hot)?
(b) frozen to be thawed and slurried.
A friend has made successful slurries of Tuber gibbosom
after freezing the mature fruitbodies and then thawing when needed.
Please share your opinions! Ralph Arnold in Oregon rarnold at teleport.com
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