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OfflineDannyBoy
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How Much Light Per Day?
    #1780416 - 08/05/03 03:55 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

I've read several times that mushrooms don't need much light to grow. I've heard everying from 14 hours of light per day to just a flash of light can do the trick. I'm wondering what the REAL answer is.

I was thinking of doing this...tell me if this sounds good (I read this in a FAQ research post)

1 hour of light every six hours, every day.

How does that sound?

I was also wondering:

Does the amount of hours which the cakes/casings recieve light a day effect how fast it will take for them to pin? As an example, which would pin first, a batch of cakes exposed to 10 straight hours of light a day or a batch of cakes exposed to 5 hours of light a day spread out?

Any thoughts?


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Re: How Much Light Per Day? [Re: DannyBoy]
    #1780424 - 08/05/03 04:00 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

As long as there is a window in the room, there will be sufficient light for your mushrooms to grow. In fact all your mushrooms really need is a few minutes of light a day to grow. All they need the light for is to know which way is up so they know which way to grow, but the amount of light given will not affect wether you get mushrooms or not.

The heigth of your mushrooms will also not be determined by the amount of light provided. Sometimes mushrooms will grow longer if they have less light.

I use about 6-10 hours or so of light


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Re: How Much Light Per Day? [Re: Psilocybin_monkey]
    #1780819 - 08/05/03 09:04 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

you could experiment...a friend's mycologist colleague has also experimented with light cycles...she noted that light promotes hyphal knot formation and darkness promotes mushroom growth...she started off with a 12hour light/dark cycle with great success...then when the pins developed caps she changed the cycle to 4 - 6 hours of light and 20 - 18 hours of dark...she was astonished at the amount of growth accomplished in the time between lights out and the next light cycle...


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Re: How Much Light Per Day? [Re: DannyBoy]
    #1781078 - 08/05/03 11:18 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

12/12 is the way to go.


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Re: How Much Light Per Day? [Re: DannyBoy]
    #1781127 - 08/05/03 11:35 AM (13 years, 4 months ago)

Mushrooms (P. Cubensis) do no need lght to grow. They do need light to pin. Less than a second in the blue spectrum is enough to initiate pinning.

...BUT...

A strong lamp in the blue spectrum that is on for several hours each day will produce a much larger pinset.

The mushrooms use light to tell them what direction to grow. If they are left in the dark after pinning, they grow in wild and random directions.


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Re: How Much Light Per Day? [Re: Seuss]
    #1781283 - 08/05/03 12:42 PM (13 years, 4 months ago)

how come you get some people that swear 24/7 light is the same if not better then less light?when all teks & mycologist's state 12 hours light is the max you should give it and less light is proven better.


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