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Invisibletak_old
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Do shrooms grow towards light?
    #1560731 - 05/19/03 06:36 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

When a friends casings are in a dark fruiting chamber with a light right on top(LED) they seem,to grow right for it. When in a clear fruiting chamber with indirect light bouncing around the room, and hitting hte top of hte casing in weird ways, they seem to grow at odd angles. Is this actually because of the light?


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: tak_old]
    #1560751 - 05/19/03 06:44 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Mushrooms need light to know which direction to grow. They do not gain nutrients from light as green plants do.

If you place your cakes or casings on a wire rack and place a lamp below them without other lights, they'll grow upside down. Neat trick, huh?


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: tak_old]
    #1560753 - 05/19/03 06:45 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

yes.


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Ainasko]
    #1560765 - 05/19/03 06:48 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

they'll grow upside down until it's time
to sporulate, then they instinctively flip
their caps upright.

light affects basic direction, but ultimately
I think gravity has the final say when it
comes time to reproduce.


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: afoaf]
    #1560775 - 05/19/03 06:54 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Quote:


I think gravity has the final say when it
comes time to reproduce.




I think so too.

I'm constantly trying stupid tricks when growing shrooms. A strobe light has no noticable effect.

A party laser light seems to stunt growth.


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Ainasko]
    #1560792 - 05/19/03 06:58 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

hrm... so any light will do?

why do most experts think that light in the 5500-6500K scale is the most beneficial to shrooms?? if they dont need it for nutritional/health reasons why be specific?

i have a set of 100 blue xmas lights... would this do?? ive always grown in indirect sunlight but recently had to change my fruiting chamber now i need to provide light i would like to use those if i will get the same results..

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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Ainasko]
    #1560793 - 05/19/03 06:58 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

afoaf is growing in total zero gravity.. i will be posting the results shortly.  :tongue: 


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Fr0ggy]
    #1560827 - 05/19/03 07:09 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

They grow towards light According the Stamets and Chilton in TMC.


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: goldenora]
    #1560842 - 05/19/03 07:13 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

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hrm... so any light will do?





I've been using a weak 50 watt bulb on a timer set to 1 hour every 6 hours. That's four hours a day. I have the light positioned about 4 feet above my growing area.

I've never had problems associated with light at all and some will argue that 4 hours a day is too much. Try it for yourself. If it doesn't work for you, adjust accordingly.



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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Ainasko]
    #1560903 - 05/19/03 07:35 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I know this guy named bruce wayne that uses a 15 watt growlux. He says he noticed that cakes pin faster with this than incondesent light.


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: jtseaweed]
    #1561022 - 05/19/03 08:14 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

zero gravity? how are you doing that?


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Ahab McBathsalts]
    #1561047 - 05/19/03 08:22 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)



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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: Ahab McBathsalts]
    #1561137 - 05/19/03 08:58 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

he doesn't, it was a joke.

as for type of light, I think that the
consensus is that pretty much any
old light will do, but light in the ideal
spectrum will aid the pinset, both the
onset and the quality.


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: afoaf]
    #1561262 - 05/19/03 09:38 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I just stick my cakes and casings under my bedroom light for about 10 min a day....seems to do the trick


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: ]
    #1561608 - 05/19/03 11:10 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

hrm... im gonna line up the roof of my fruiting chamber with some cobalt blue xmas lights set it on a timer on for one hour a night... should be fine then... dope...


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Re: Do shrooms grow towards light? [Re: goldenora]
    #1562630 - 05/20/03 12:03 PM (13 years, 6 months ago)

blue xmas lights work great. They are very easy to hide to, they dont give off much white light that prying eyes tend to be attracted to


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