Comes with 10cc of Tasmanian spores, an 18g needle to get your spores onto the slides, and an alcohol wipe so you can ensure that your microscope is super clean.
Anyone remember the cartoon Taz-Mania? It was pretty good! It starred a Tasmanian Devil, which is a real animal, unlike a Ugandan Knuckles (I lost a lot of money on that bet). The main character in this cartoon was called Taz. Anyway, Taz (unlike the real animal) can spin around like a little hurricane and such, it’s essentially an agent of chaos, the wildcard. I absolutely loved it as a kid. He originally appeared in Looney Tunes, and he wasn’t a particularly verbal character, but then got his own weird cartoon and the rest is now literally history. He even got voiced by Mel Blanc and Brendan Fraser at various points! I am now old, and have a kid, and I’m going to make him watch all of it whether he likes it or not.
In the wild, they look like this which seems to be pretty awesome! Obviously that’s just in the wild, that’s the sort of stuff that happens when things escape containment. I’ve seen films. Nothing good happens when stuff escapes containment. Keep your laboratory locked down tight or anything could happen!
Ideally, keep these Tasmanian spores refrigerated, where they will happily last a couple of years. Don’t let them freeze though! Failing that, you can keep them in a nice dark cupboard where they’ll be just fine for at least six months. They’re pretty simple to store. You can even use them multiple times, just replace the needle cap back on (don’t remove the needle as that’s one more chance for contaminants to get in there), and the next time you go to use them, heat the needle up with a lighter until it glows red. Simple! You could even put them back into the supplied bag if that’s your jam.
All microscopy samples have been produced using a flowhood in order to make sure that what you see under the microscope is exactly what’s supposed to be there and nothing else – just premium spores!