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PF's explanation for the Albino and degenerated PF raceFanaticusion ewe6 1 02-06-02  07:20 pm

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nuecrew (Nue)
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2001 - 07:53 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I've noticed when our shrooms get a full days worth of sunlight they thrive. The light is like a magnet that the caps are drawn towards. What I'm wondering is if it is the UV or the IR in the sunlight that they respond to? The point is this, in the Winter months maybe a light would help and knowing the wavelength they like would help in which bulb to buy. I really want to stay away from electric technology as much as possible though. I suppose I'll have to do an experiment to find out unless one of you knows for sure.
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Nan (Nanook)
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2001 - 05:06 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Hi Nue... I think I can save you the trouble of experiments. Go to Light and pick two of the links at the top of the page. One to Stamet's Mushroom Cultivator (P. Cubensis Growth Parameters), I forget where the other link goes, but it's labeled down there and has additional spectrum info.
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Hatcher (Hatcher)
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 06:49 am:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I figure shoot for a light source close to the specrum of sunlight, which florescents have, and incandecents do not. (sp.) Burn less juice too. I'd guess the UV though...
Dunno, personally, like ta leave mine in the dark most of the time of the time. I've wondered from the git-go what, if any, the prime cycle of light to dark would be...Nan??
And peace to all.
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hippie3 (Hippie)
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 04:12 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

to mimic nature is prolly optimal,
but in reality it makes very little difference.
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Hatcher (Hatcher)
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2001 - 08:57 pm:Edit Post Quote Text Delete Post Print Post Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

That's been my ovservation too hippie. Almost like it's too damn convenient. Love this hobby.