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#21 Dr_Love



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Posted 24 May 2006 - 08:09 PM

Bump to that Hogwild.
Your fine antranik, and you dont need anymore light than you got going right now.

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Posted 24 May 2006 - 08:26 PM

From the avatar Dr Love how much daylight do you get out from those wunderful tits?
Tell the truth!

#23 night_ryder



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Posted 25 May 2006 - 04:47 AM

i like to give my mushies a full 12 hours light, it makes me feel better as this is how they usually grow

#24 Hippie3



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Posted 25 May 2006 - 06:37 AM

it makes me feel better as this is how they usually grow

are they outdoors too ?
because that's where they usually grow...

a few minutes, even a few seconds, of bright light is enough.

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Posted 25 May 2006 - 10:27 AM

Awesome, this thread served me well because this was my singular concern for this week. Next week I'll have a new noobie question probably, hehe.

I hope this stops people saying "a couple hours of light is good." Because I don't have a few hours, I can't just set it out there in the open.

Okay so a few seconds to a few minutes is really all that's needed!

The only technique that i've read that benefits from all the light as possible as early on as possible is the invitro tek, but I'm not sure why that is different. Oh well!

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:04 AM

just wonderin what a nice good potent and easy to grow mushroom may be to start with? ive done a shitload of reading and im a pretty good gardener so how hard could it be... a friend of mine used a b+ spore sample for their first and they got screwed with contams. im just wondering what a good spore would be and, what a good easy fruiting chamber for a begginer would be? along with how much light? i know they dont need much.

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:21 AM

I recommend Texas, it's a pretty fast colonizing and potent strain. To avoid contams make sure to practice sterilization when pressure cooking your jars and inoculating your jars.

This is where I started.

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#28 hogwild



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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:26 AM

Gt is a nice strain,
Seems that people here favor texans, cambos, South Americans ... etc.

Pretty much all cubensis strains are going to give you love. GL w/ your grow.

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 05:52 AM

GT=Golden teacher right?
and shadyfigure i dont think they like ppl linking other ppl to stuff that is off site when it is stuff we have here :) just so ya know

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:01 AM

As far as a fruiting chamber, put about 3" of moistened perlite in the bottom of a large Rubbermaid storage container. Cut a window in the lid (if it's not clear) and tape some Saran Wrap along the edges. What is that, maybe $10 or $15? Give the FC 12 hours of light a day (any kind but direct sunlight).
Contaminations are our worst enemy in this hobby, so be as clean as possible around your grow at all times. GL

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:25 AM

Im a first time grower also. I started with mex-cub.Ive got 20 or so little babies right now in my fruiting chamber! GO MYCOTOPIA:dance: :hippie: :eusa_danc

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 10:31 AM


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Posted 10 August 2006 - 01:04 PM

I'm just curious what we know about how the mycelium responds to light, I'm trying to set something up in my grow chamber for my babies. Does the light have to be constant for a little while, and should I shine it straight on them or point it off in the distance so they get very little? Also had this crazy idea to light them with a strobe light, I wonder what would happen? If I set it for equal periods of on and off, it would get 12 hours of light evenly dispersed amongst a 24 hour period. This may be a try it and see what happens situation, but maybe someone here knows if they need constant light for a few hours and then constant dark for a few hours?

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 03:53 PM

You are complicating things. Just get a 12 hour on/off cycle going. A room lit by a window will be just fine. Diffused light through a window always worked wonders for me.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 04:24 PM

light only has a few minimal effects and no need for any long periods
nor any particular cycle.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 04:57 PM

i get by with whatever light leaks from a bathroom window into a closet...not much, but it works.

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 06:44 PM

i've used daylight,12/12 with flourecents and HID,even 18/6 with flouros and have not found it to make much difference,worry more about proper temps for fruiting and incubation,as well as proper amounts of air exchange during fruiting

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 07:51 PM

I just have mine exposed to indirect sunlight from the sun in my room, w/ a moon light for salt water tanks. Thats only cause it looks nice at night.....shrooms by moonlight:love:

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Posted 10 August 2006 - 08:26 PM

Mushroom mycelium is generally underground or in the cow paddy and never see's light in nature. Forest mushrooms and those in your lawn pop up from underground and never see light until they are already a mushroom.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 04:00 PM

I want to know if artificial light can be used when fruiting. Lets say maybe using a low wattage lightbulb? how much light is really needed?

most teks vary greatly on this point, some say 5 minutes a day and some say 16 hours. thanks.

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