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Invitro, mycelium, and light
    #1305035 - 02/13/03 09:46 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I am wondering...hypothetically...if somebody was going to grow in-vitro, how many hours of light a day (approximately) is required for optimum results?

Would someone need to change lighting patterns once his in-vitro jars started fruiting?


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: MrNobody]
    #1305040 - 02/13/03 09:50 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Expose them to light when you want to initiate pinning. A couple of minutes a day is enough.


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: taters]
    #1305053 - 02/13/03 09:55 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

hmmm, i'd guess a couple minutes will do nothing. i'd recommend at least an hour, probably more like 2 or 3. if it were legal, i'd use 10 to 12 hours with success.


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: Bilge]
    #1305065 - 02/13/03 09:58 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Take a look at TMC.


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: Bilge]
    #1305067 - 02/13/03 09:59 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Yep, Bilge is right, you need a lot more that a few minutes, treat them like fruiting cakes, or casings. I would even air them out once in a while after you got primordia formation, or better yet put them on their lids(upside down), with the lids loosened, to allow air exchange. I never tried this, but sounds promissing.

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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: ISH]
    #1305129 - 02/13/03 10:17 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

I suggest that you join Bilge in reading The Mushroom Cultivator , page 147, "The Influence of Light on Pinhead Formation".


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: taters]
    #1305154 - 02/13/03 10:25 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

i wish i had that book.

does it say what the lower duration limit is for causing pins? there has to be a lower limit. i mean turning the light on for 1/1000th of a second doesn't do it, does it? and i would expect it would depend some on the brightness of the light, i.e., the number of photons striking the mycellium.


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: Bilge]
    #1305177 - 02/13/03 10:33 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

quote from TMC...

"... more pinheads are initiated upon exposure to blue and untra-violet light with distinct peaks at 370, 440 and 460 nanometers.... light stimulation at these wavelengths for as little as half a millisecond per day caused primordia to form."


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: taters]
    #1305214 - 02/13/03 10:53 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Ok, Now think about this, when mushrooms are outside and growing naturally about how much light do they get a day?
Mushrooms are phototronic(ithink that's the word) they grow towards light, ask Anno, he mentions this in his stop motion thread.
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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: ISH]
    #1306235 - 02/13/03 05:41 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

The original poster was talking about growing invitro. The fact that cubies are phototropic is of no consequence.


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: dog]
    #1306272 - 02/13/03 05:55 PM (14 years, 4 months ago)

Have the jars exposed to light while colonizing for best results.


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Re: Invitro, mycelium, and light [Re: MrNobody]
    #1307601 - 02/14/03 09:16 AM (14 years, 4 months ago)

many people argue whether or not mushies grow towards light. please read page 112 in stamets' GG+MM... (don't even have to be able to read, just LOOK at the damn picture)


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