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#41 anticheffy

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 03:37 PM

light is not critical at all, a few minutes a day is fine
they dont react to light like a plant does
a little dab L doo

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 03:41 PM

cool thanks, i had the light on all day for like 5 days now

#43 hogwild

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 03:57 PM

as long as your light isnt overheating them it wont hurt at all.

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 04:51 PM

ya, I've had success with 24/7 lighting, and am now experimenting with very little light a day.

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Posted 21 May 2006 - 08:47 PM

yeah temp is no prob, i kinda thought constant would be good, but i wasnt sure, good to know it cant hurt

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 08:36 AM

i leave it on as it's easy.
brighter light seems to help promote pinning,
some indirect sun thru a nearby window
seems to help most,
i've seen examples where the side nearest the window
clearly put out more shrooms.

#47 hogwild

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Posted 22 May 2006 - 10:55 PM

agreed. You simply cannot beat natural sunlight.

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 11:13 PM

Quick question, does a botanical/aquarium light effect the process of fruting cakes at all??

#49 hogwild

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 11:18 PM

Yes it will affect them by causing pinning, which is exactly what you want. If they are already pinning cakes then the light will tell the mushrooms which way to grow, which is also good. As long as your not using a blacklight your good.

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Posted 05 June 2006 - 11:53 PM

Has anyone compared a full spectrum flouro with a regular one? Or does anyone know if the red, green or blue spectrums are preferrable for fruiting?

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:39 AM

i dont think it matters incandesent bulbs are fine

#52 scotia

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:05 AM

I'm sure that all users that have replied here to your question have better gen. knowledge than I as I'm still a novice at this but I have read from many sources that blue is the answer you're looking for

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 06:51 AM

never used blue light,
and i've never heard of success with
something like blue leds, for example...
just stick to flourescent lighting
or regular old incandescent.
that's my advice =]

#54 SharkieJones

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 07:47 AM

I've heard of blacklights causing mutations.

#55 Hippie3

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 08:00 AM

just doesn't matter enough to bother with fancy lighting.
any kind of light except UV is fine.
i personally find indirect sunlight to work very well,
but i think that has more to do with
brightness/intensity
than it does with spectrum.

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Posted 06 June 2006 - 12:11 PM

Has anyone compared a full spectrum flouro with a regular one? Or does anyone know if the red, green or blue spectrums are preferrable for fruiting?


No comparison needed. As our fungal friends contain no chlorophyll there is no benefit (that I'm aware of) to using selective spectrum lighting.

#57 Requiemforyou

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:16 PM

How much light do these things need i mean i got a 10 gallon standard aquarium light can i just leave it on 24/7 in a dimly lite room or does it need to be set on a timer?

#58 Spark

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:23 PM

you could leave the lights on.
but it's not really neccessary.

#59 alpiner

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Posted 17 August 2006 - 11:40 PM

I used to cut out hole in the tops my bins that are not clear but this is not needed at all so I don't do it anymore
ambient light is fine

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 05:00 PM

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but i am wondering how much light i should apply to my invitro jars? Some places say a few minutes is satisfactory while others claim a few hours ( per day). And what would happen if i left them under a flourescent bulb 24-7? Thanks in advance.




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