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Offlinekillroy
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lighting question
    #1881042 - 09/04/03 02:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

hi,
im starting to grow some mushrooms (mexican) for the first time. how much light do they need? im going to grow in a hidden place with very few light. mushrooms dont do photosynthesis (?) so i think the dont need much light.
is it possible to use an artificial light source? what light spectrum do mushrooms use and how many lumen is enough?

thanks

Light source for the fruits


Edited by killroy (09/04/03 02:11 PM)


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Re: lighting question [Re: killroy]
    #1881050 - 09/04/03 02:11 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

a little LED or even a desk lamp with provide enough light, even at like one hour a day, just to tell the mushrooms which way to grow (up) i think they are called phototrophic..they gain nothing from light except a direction indicator, spectrums arent really an issue from what i have seen, so any kind of lighting should work.


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Re: lighting question [Re: killroy]
    #1881061 - 09/04/03 02:14 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

your right, they dont need much light at all, yes you can use artificial light, i think they prefer the blue sprectrum, but anything will suffice, i use a string of small x-mas lights, hope that helps


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Re: lighting question [Re: GregHimself]
    #1881068 - 09/04/03 02:18 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

thank you, that makes it much easier for me.
its called phototropic (spell check *G*)


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Re: lighting question [Re: killroy]
    #1881082 - 09/04/03 02:22 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

there ya go, photoropic!


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Re: lighting question [Re: KidTripper02]
    #1881084 - 09/04/03 02:24 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

are there any manly blue lights (hqi?) with low power?
colored bulbs use absortion spectrum which is veryinefficient and creates perhaps the wrong blue.


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Re: lighting question [Re: killroy]
    #1881314 - 09/04/03 03:43 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

12/12 or at least 8 hours a day.


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Re: lighting question [Re: killroy]
    #1881330 - 09/04/03 03:46 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)



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Re: lighting question [Re: Magash]
    #1885343 - 09/05/03 02:59 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Hi Magash;
thanks for the nice information. where did you get it from?
im new to this and im always looking for good information material.


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Re: lighting question [Re: killroy]
    #1886149 - 09/05/03 07:17 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I got it from Stamets book The Mushroom Cultivator


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