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How important is light?awalter44hippie34 2 12-12-01  02:13 pm

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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 09:26 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ok, I hooked a green computer LED up to a 9v battery and dropped it in my incubator today to help induce pinning. My jars are gonna be 100% any time now.
I'm doing this since I cant leave my jars out to get light (tried that with one, my mom spotted it only hours later. Now I have one thats just full of wet flour, she thinks its growing mold. I convinced her that the white stuff was the flour, and the patches of "green" were mold).

Question 1:
How long will this battery hold this light on for?

Question 2:
Is green light bad for the jars?

Question 3:
Any other light source ideas? Something I can drop in the incubator

Question 4:
Should I kill the heat on this incubator when they hit 100%? I have 2 new jars in there, but I dont care about how fast they go once these are ready.
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Kaijan (Kaijan)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 09:33 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Not sure how long that LED will last, Probably quite awhile. The green is not bad for them, but I have heard they like blue.

Tap lights work, but batteries are always a pain in the ass if you dont have rechargable ones.

As for killing the heat at 100%, yes thats what you do to induce pinning. You are growing invitro i take it?

increase oxygen levels, light and drop in temperature. are all triggers to initiate pinning.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 09:45 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No, not invitro. I have two terraniums set up with perlite already.

And I also have a yellow, red and an orange LED here... No blue though
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Kaijan (Kaijan)
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2001 - 09:47 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Green should work fine.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 01:05 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well I did post a response to this, but its gone? I know it posted, because if I hit back a few times, its still there. Anyways, here it is again:

No, not invitro. I have two terraniums set up with perlite already.

And I also have a yellow, red and an orange LED here... No blue though
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 01:09 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Well thats certinly odd.... Now that I posted it again, it re-appeared (i even hit refresh on it before and it didnt show up..)
HOw odd...
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 01:20 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

i can't say for sure on shrooms, but i know plants don't respond to green light. just to be on the safe side, i'd use one of the other colors, maybe yellow instead.
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Kaijan (Kaijan)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 02:50 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

or you could use green and tell us about your experience :)


kai.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 02:58 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Brad, it's a cache error in your browser. If you ever have any doubts, delete your old cache...
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 03:08 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Nah... cache smash...
And I dont think I'll use green, dont wanna fuxor my first attempt
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 01:31 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

What else can I use to give light in here? Something battery powered and that doesnt have to have a new battery every day
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plinkerdink420 (Plinkerdink420)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 01:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

just use a flashlight or something... you don't have to leave it on all of the time, just leave it one for a few minutes a day or something... or even a couple of hours if you like
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Cragith Kilbonith (Kilborn)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 02:49 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

brad if your trying to find a way to give your cakes light you could just cut hte lid and then put plastic ontop then duct tape the sides. or you could just get a light and put it inside of the rubbermaid. my 1st and 2nd grow i broke a small 15 watt flo and just put it ontop of the rubbermaid and duct taped it so it wouldnt fall off.
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Martaxus (Martaxus)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 05:10 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If you can get a power cord to your project, x-mas lights work well.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 - 09:03 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

No power cords, no hole cutting. I'm going stealth here. I have two terraniums and an incubator here (my feet are resting on them actually :P)
My parents would never go thru my stuff, so they're safe. But if there's like a window or a power cord they might, as that would be blatently obvious.
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Imok Urok2 (Imok)
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 01:01 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

You might try the battery powered Christmas lights.
They do come in different colors.
My wife made potpouri in flower vases and embeded the lights in there.
Just warm enough to cause the smell to come out.
So they will cause some warmth.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 02:14 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I'll keep an eye out for those. Heat isnt an issue, this room's a little con the cold side anyways.
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 02:11 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

ever seen those yard lights that charge up daily from the sun ?
if you had a few of those, you could have some charging outside everyday while you use one inside your box for light.
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Brad (Raze)
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 - 09:36 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

lol
Mom: "What are these things sticking in the lawn for?"
Me: "I'm afraid of the dark, and dont want to waste electricity"

Anyways, I rebuilt my incubator the other day, and the jars now sit on 1/4" plexiglass over a smaller rubbermaid full of water with a heater in it. They used to sit on an opaque lid. The heater has a pilot light on it, that gives a small glow. I was wondering, while the jars are in there, is this small glow that comes on (how often I'm not sure, whenever the heats on) enough to iniate pinning for the jars that I have sitting in there now? My 100% jar is sitting on my shelf behind some stuff where it gets only indirect light.