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Re: Darkness...
    #25271 - 07/22/00 07:11 PM (17 years, 3 months ago)

mushrooms aren't photogenic but they are phototropic which means that they do not need light to grow yet do need light to initiate pining/fruiting. if you expose the mycelium to a light source too early, then you're essentially telling the mycelium to start pining prematurely. keep your jars in a dark place for the first 2 weeks of the 3 week colonization cycle. when you near the end of the cycle, allow some light to hit your jars.

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Re: Darkness...
    #25273 - 07/23/00 12:43 AM (17 years, 3 months ago)

Recent posts state that, for PF strain, introduce 12 on 12 off light after a week or so of darkness and that most other strains pin better with light from day one. This revision to conventional wisdom is recent and not all temperature / strain / illumination combinations have been studied.

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