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#41 dial8

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 04:17 PM

A regular ole light bulb will work maybe not as well as some other types of lighting like fluorescents. More lighting does not necessarily mean a better pinset. I would at least keep it on there about an hour or two a day though. I typically leave the lights on for 12 hours and off for 12....just more natural that way.

The best way I have found is to use the light from a window. Not direct light though.

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Posted 21 September 2006 - 04:22 PM

Yeah, its funny, the literature says that the light requirements for fruiting are minimal but I have seen quite a bit of anecdotal evidence that indirect sunlight is hands down the best. I had that experience myself.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:31 PM

Do jars in the incubator need light? If they do I would imagine its not much.

Maybe just a little bit of light exposure every few days??

Thanx Folks

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:34 PM

They do not need light but it won't hurt them either. The only thing it'll possibly do is speed up the pinning time, but probably not in a noticable amount. All the light mine get is when I fan the fruiting chambers 3 times a day. Otherwise they stay in the dark in the incubator and the fruiting chambers aren't equipped with light either.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:40 PM

If your doing them Invitro,it wouldnt hurt to give them light soon after innoculation

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:44 PM

Light being one of the triggers for pinning, I generally keep it away from my incubating jars to prevent side-pinning from occurring; as light is not too useful for incubating mycelium anyway.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:49 PM

If you aren't doing invitro they need very little light, if not none at all.
For invitro,YES you would want to introduce light as soon as possible!:)

#48 Sky Rayven

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 06:51 PM

This being my first real attempt I feel like a nervous parrent.

Ok light will not be given to these little babies. They can have some when fruiting.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:53 PM

Keep those babies nice and warm Sky... say 80 degrees.

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:57 PM

i try not to even look at em for about 2 weeks..
some contams LOVE light, and many need it.
with no light mycel has time to get strong(just in case contam spores are presant.)

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 07:58 PM

BUT... if your real clean, wtf eh?

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:21 PM

no

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Posted 24 September 2006 - 08:23 PM

no



Good answer...lol:eusa_booh

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 04:18 PM

im going to do some pf cakes in 1/2 pint, pf cake formulae in 1 pints, wbs in quarts 1/2 full , and a few bags with 6 cups wbs (filter patch with additional breathing thru rolled cotton rubber banded inside the bags "neck" ,think bottle shape with cotton as the stopper.

the pf tek suggests letting the jars have light from the start , and also says 70 to 75 degrees f is fine, im wondering if all of the above mentioned container styles will do ok like that?

ill be useing mexi-cub , ban thuan, and john allen spores if they ever get here )

thanks

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#55 dial8

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 06:05 PM

Those containers will be just fine.

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Posted 26 September 2006 - 06:09 PM

pure grains like wbs generally do not perform well invitro
better results if mixed with coir or vermiculite
as per the rez-effect tek
but yeah, any invitro method can get light from germination onward

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 11:46 PM

recently bought a florescent closet light that is operated off 4 AA batteries to light an incubator housing an invitro grow. My question is what kind of light cycle should I use? for example 2 times a day for 10 minutes ect.

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:14 AM

im sure someone has this all scientifically figured out and whatnot, but really it dosent matter so much. as long as they get some light on a regular schedule they will be fine. its not like plants which actually use the lights for nourishment, its just a trigger to start producing fruit bodies. 12h on/off cycles work fine, ive seen people use as low as an hour a day with no huge problems

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:16 AM

When I was doing invitro my light and heat source was one and the same so I had constant light. It works great and you'll get early pins. A few minutes a day is enough though if you don't want to burn batteries. Good luck!

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Posted 11 October 2006 - 12:20 AM

thanks alot your all your help is greatly appreciated. Nearly 100% colonized ohh the anticipation is killing me!




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