Mushroom Print Post – Spore Drop

Now wait a good 24 hours and voila! It’s good if you cover your mushrooms with a box or a bowl or something similar while you’re waiting for your spores to drop or you’ll probably end up with a blurry print just from random drafts of air. The spores themselves, are actually located on the underside of the mushroom cap, in the gills, teeth or pores of the mushroom. One mushroom cap can produce hundreds of thousands of spores so you can see where any kind of air/wind shift pattern will send a good chunk of spores astray.

After you do the reveal and are very happy with what you see, again, because of all the spores, make sure to spray a fixative over this delicate creation so random spores are just not flying off the print when you don’t want them to.