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Matthew Riedl (Xfsrg)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 05:13 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I read somewhere that ultra violet lights can be used for lighting. I was going to use an old fish tank light, but I was unable to find it. I cam across a hand-held black-light (ultra violet). It is not very strong (aprox 6" long), but I was wondering would this work for a light substitution? If not, any advice would be great. Thanks.
-XfSrG
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Cygnus X 1 (Rufusdelta)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 01:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I think that I read somewhere that UV lights break down Psilocybin and Psilocin, so it won't be any good for growing cubies. But I might be wrong.
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Muira (Muira)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 01:54 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Another thing that seems to be a problem with using a black light is that it produced albinos after a few generations. I think I read this off of PF’s site a while back. Albino shrooms have genetic mutations and shouldn’t be propagated is what I’ve read.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 02:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

correct,
don't use blacklights as they cause harmful mutations over time.
use any thing but blacklights.

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XSG (Xfsrg)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 04:43 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

will def not use black light. thanks for the advice, always appreciated.
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XSG (Xfsrg)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 04:59 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If they maid fluorescent bulbs that fit into a 6" light, would that be any good for growing or would it not be strong enough to actually be beneficial to initiate pinning and what not?
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Friday, September 26, 2003 - 06:48 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

fluoro's will work fine.
anything but not a blacklight nor direct sunlight.
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sprout roots dao (Sproutlocs)
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Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 07:20 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

One good use for the back light I read some where is that it kills a lot of bacira how much? i do not remimber but you could use it in your glove box or in the genral inoculating area
IRieSProut,
confusious say "one who stand on toilet, is high on pot
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rodger rabbit (Skyypilot)
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Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 12:23 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Those handheld blacklights are for health inspectors to use to check for rodent piss.
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Hippie3 (Admin)
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Posted on Saturday, September 27, 2003 - 02:06 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

sprout,
a blacklight like you get at the store won't kill bacteria,
what you need for a glovebox is
a much more high-powered shortwave UV light,
which is not safe to expose yourself to,
unlike blacklights which are toys.
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Shroomzhilla (Shroomzhilla)
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Posted on Sunday, September 28, 2003 - 07:06 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

heh,my paranoid ass went ALL over the box I got from PF with a black light AND a magnifying glass when I got my order as I read he had his bust!!
it seemed clean of all markings though, I love the crime that gives me the most pleasure!!!
Reality is for people that cant handle drugs.

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