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light question.....
    #1923934 - 09/17/03 02:34 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

so our little fungi friends use light to determine which way is up. even further more they react to blue spectrum light more than anything. so the question is......

would any light with a blue gel or filter be more benifical for inducing pinning and growth direction?

if i am wrong in anyway let me know please....


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magician26]
    #1923942 - 09/17/03 02:36 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I dont think it would matter to such an extent that results are noticeable. Light initiates early pinning and which direct which way they should grow in. Thats it, it doestnt play a major role per say.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magician26]
    #1923983 - 09/17/03 02:50 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

Light is the most insignificant factor in mushroom growth.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Zwieback0]
    #1923992 - 09/17/03 02:53 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

I've noticed that they seem to grow better with more dark time than light. So experiment and see what works. Light is more important to initiate pinning. After that you can cut the light back and have more dark time. You'll see better results this way I'm sure. Also regular daylight, such as light from a window in the room could be all they need. They enjoy natural light over artificial, I've noticed. I use a metal halide just because I had one readily avaliable but any light should do.


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Re: light question..... [Re: EnCHaNTeDHoBBiT]
    #1924025 - 09/17/03 03:07 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

i read in the mushroom cultivator that they react to light in the blue spectrum. if i were to use a blue light to initiate pinning i'm hoping that would promote a large pinset. i figured that if it was worthy enough information to mention in the book it must hold some importance to the growth of the mushies...


" Light

Psilocybe Cubensis is a photosensitive mushroom, meaning certain spectra of light are necessary for pinhead formation and development. Ps. Cubensis responds best to light heavy in the blue- and ultra-violet spectrums, specifically which peak at 370, 440, and 460 nanometers. Red, infra-red, and green light on the other hand are ineffective at initiating pinheads. A few hours of light per day is really all that is needed. If you can see the casings then you are doing fine. Just remember that mushrooms are not like the pot plant that's in your closet; they won't grow bigger or faster with more light"

taken from the Apprentice's Casing Tek.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magician26]
    #1924113 - 09/17/03 03:42 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

blue lights sure make you feel good, its all a placebo, if you think big, you get big right?. blue party lights, also dont make your bin glow as much. min a day is enuff light, shit even less


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Re: light question..... [Re: High_On_Magic]
    #1924120 - 09/17/03 03:46 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

i'm really aiming this question towards pin formation...sorry for the vauge nature of the question.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magician26]
    #1924137 - 09/17/03 04:00 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)








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Re: light question..... [Re: Magash]
    #1924145 - 09/17/03 04:07 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

That is exactly what i read, but i was wondering if a normal light with a blue film or blue plastic over it do the same job. i don't have a nanometer to measure the wavelentghs of the light.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magician26]
    #1924154 - 09/17/03 04:12 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

The blue film will block out the rest of the spectrum. I'm not how sure how important that is but you may want to give it a test.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magash]
    #1924202 - 09/17/03 04:35 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

thanks.....i want to maximize the growth potental of my casing so i want to do as much as i can do to help that. i mean if blue light is what they react to then why not give it to them..we do everything else to try to ensure a great grow so why over look even teh smallest detail. as far as i'm concerned if this helps me form one more pin that aborts to a edible size i'm happy.


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Re: light question..... [Re: Magician26]
    #1924287 - 09/17/03 05:27 AM (13 years, 6 months ago)

So the question is really: does light other than blue light damage the mushrooms? By using a blue filter, you simply block all other colours (as Magash said), leaving just the blue light, which was of course present in the original unfiltered spectrum as well. My guess is that the other colours don't hurt much (apart from UV, of which it is established that it damages lots of species), so adding a filter won't make much of a difference. Just my two cents.


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