Type of lighting for cubensis pins
Posted 23 May 2006 - 11:36 PM
Posted 24 May 2006 - 12:52 AM
indirect sunlight is best. and even then its not 'supreme' P. cubensis is phototropic not photosynthetic so any light will work equally as well providing it has penetrating power (High Intensity Discharge lamps have the best)
I know that many factors are involved in the pinning of cubensis, or any fungus for that matter, but i was wondering if anyone could tell me if cubensis in particular favors a more blue or red spectrum light to pin. I'm going to buy a few small fluroscent lights, and was wondering what kind i should buy, or if it really matters at all.
note he asked which color flourescent lamp to buy, NOT your opinions on what other types of light are better than what he is using.
the answer to the question you asked, is a lamp marketed as 'full spectrum' or 'daylight' which appear blue but most closely resemble the suns rays. to be honest with you it doesnt really matter which ones you use. id just use CW (cool white) which is the standard 1-2 dollar shoplight bulb that appears white/blue as opposed to warm white (WW). 4000-6000 degrees kelvin is the color lamps i use, dependin on whats around.
Posted 24 May 2006 - 12:56 AM
so if you have to use fluoros get the cool white like 6500k or higher.
I have had good luck with LEDs
Posted 24 May 2006 - 01:07 AM
i believe the 'full spectrum' flourescent lamps would be 8K
1 tip if buyin compact flourescents (screw-in;spiral type) --
buy a good manufacture. "Domestic". as in Sylvania, GE, Phillips...
NOT import made in china garbage (usually all thats available at depot or walmart is junk)
go to an electrical supply house and spend twice as much if you have to. its worth it if you want a decent lamp you wont need to replace every few weeks
Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:03 AM
Posted 24 May 2006 - 10:45 AM
but if that's not possible
any incandescent or fluorescent will work fine
brighter = better