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Simon Smith (Thog)
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 06:38 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi,

My friend has a small setup and she wanted to know how much light is actually needed for optimal growth.

Would it work to put the lights on a timer so they are on for 1 or 2 hours every 6 hours or should there be more light.

The reason is that the lights take away from the humidity and create a lot of heat when they are on 24/7... To make less head I need the lights on less I'm guessing but I still want light so they start to pin...

Anyways hope you understand my question and I can get a little help!

Thanks,
Thog
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inexorable (Inexorable)
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 07:31 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Amount of light isn't as important as type of light. Really, just 15 min. a day should induce pinning. What I jus discovered was that when I changed from using an 'aqua-gro' and a 'sun-gro' type bulbs together to using a 'gro-lux' my most recent casings have EXPLODED with pins. Most types of light will get them pinning, but evidently, wavelengths in the blue really get things growing.


--inex.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 09:46 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

don't be too hasty in drawing conclusions like that, odds are pretty high that the light is not why your casing is pinning well. your skill is proly much more important than the light.
ANY light for even just a few seconds duration on a regular basis [daily] will trigger pinning.
more does help the shrooms grow straight up instead of any old direction, but light has no other effect than that.
just don't use blacklights.
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rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2003 - 11:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The light doesn't need to be close enough to the trays to cause heat. A flourescent light on the ceiling of the room is more than enough. 12 hours/day should be considered the max. I tried 24/7 as an experiment, and all the fruits were smaller.

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