Spore syringes contain a medium (a sterile solution) with spores floating in it. They represent an easy and convenient way to preserve spores in order to use them later, for inoculating substrates and starting a mushroom cultivating process.
Regardless the type of mushrooms you choose to cultivate (magic mushrooms, oyster mushrooms and so on), using mushroom syringes will make the process easy, whether you are experienced or not.
However, there are some special requirements that you need to consider to avoid contaminating the spores. You need a clean working area, disinfectant for your hands as well as sterile gloves. If your spore syringe is stored in the refrigerator, you should take it out 12 hours before using it, to allow the sterile solution to reach the room temperature.
Right before using it, unscrew the sealing cap of the syringe and add the needle included in the pack. Now your syringe is ready for further use whether we are talking about inoculating a sterile substrate or performing microscopic research.
A ready to use spore syringe contains about 20 milliliters (ml) of solution and you will only need about 3 ml to colonize one liter of substrate, so you can do plenty of things with one single syringe.
It is not necessary to use an entire syringe at once; just reattach the cap after using it and store it in the refrigerator for up to 12 months.