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Invisiblecrookedcreek
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blacklight UV bad for genes?
    #1105417 - 12/02/02 11:06 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Can UV from a blacklight really be detrimental [sp]
to a strains genetics? Was it the cause for pf's
albinos a while back? Doesnt regular flouresent emit
this same UV?


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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: crookedcreek]
    #1105430 - 12/02/02 11:09 PM (14 years, 6 months ago)

A regular flourescent doesn't emit the same wavelength. A blacklight causes albinism of mushrooms because of the wavelength it emits. I'm not sure about exactly WHY they turn white, but they do.


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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: crookedcreek]
    #1105928 - 12/03/02 01:31 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

A lot of the stuff on fanaticus.com should be taken with a large grain of salt.
I have an enormous amount of trouble believing an ordinary blacklight is capable of causing genetic mutations. Anyway there is no reason to expose your shrooms to UV intentionally. Ordinary fluorescent lights emit very little to no UV




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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: crookedcreek]
    #1105977 - 12/03/02 01:58 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

I'm very tired of reading this and not knowing the exact answer. I will be doing some experimentation with this very soon.


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    #1106072 - 12/03/02 02:38 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: em_bre_O]
    #1106079 - 12/03/02 02:41 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:

Besides !% watt 


I think someone held down the shift key when typing numbers :tongue: I always do that. 


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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: ]
    #1106154 - 12/03/02 03:32 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

yeah, completely different. If it can kill germs, it will destroy your retinas in seconds


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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: zeta]
    #1106246 - 12/03/02 04:37 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

No it won't. I have one in my air conditioning system and I have looked at it many times. Never caused any problems.


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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: ]
    #1106321 - 12/03/02 05:24 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

No they are not.  UVC is the wavelength that is normally emitted by germicidal lamps used in certain professional microbiology labs.  This wavelength of light of UVC and the blacklights is totally different. The UVC is right around 260 nm wavelength, can't remember the black light .. I think it's somewhere around 360-390nm, but I don't know at the moment.  I am pretty sure they don't use these lights for residential air conditioners (at least not where you easily view them), due to our litigation happy country.  If your _skin_ is exposed to UVC for more than a few seconds you can get a very nice deep painful sunburn.  It does a nice number on your eyes.  Not as powerful as microwaves, but they'll fry your eyes like eggs anyway.
  Trust me you wouldn't be looking at (or perhaps seeing is a better word) the lamp for very long.
  To answer the original question I think that most likely the reason for the albinism is due to a lack of sometype of UV light.  These are the types of light that cause our skin to react by creating pigments also seem to cause outdoor mushrooms to be much darker than ones grown indoors.
  i'm rambling... time for another hit  :smile: 


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Re: blacklight UV bad for genes? [Re: Alkaloids]
    #1106363 - 12/03/02 06:12 AM (14 years, 6 months ago)

it depends on the wattage of those uvc lamps too. a small one, such as those in cabinets made for sterilizing public use goggles, would hardly give you a sunburn.

a mushroom evolves a bit faster than you think...being exposed to unnatural, flourescent lights for which seems like aeons to the mushroom would certainly, i think, have an affect on genetics. they're just trying to adapt.

you can also use these lamps for ozone generation...which is a powerfulair freshener. hint hint medicinal marijuana growers


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