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Lights on 24/7?
    #3213915 - 10/04/04 03:19 PM (12 years, 24 days ago)

Will leaving lights on 24/7 to initiate pinning benefit or harm anything? I've always seen people say 12-14hrs/day.

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Re: Lights on 24/7? [Re: kaky711]
    #3213971 - 10/04/04 03:30 PM (12 years, 24 days ago)

No, it won't hurt.  It's just unnecessary.  Shrooms only use light to lead them which way to grow (up) and only a very small amount is needed.  Seems like i read once that shrooms grown in mostly darkness tend to grow a lil larger.  Anyways, do what you want.  Myself, i'd probably give them anywhere from 12-16 hrs./day until primordia formation then kick it down to 6-8 hrs./day. :thumbup:

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Re: Lights on 24/7? [Re: kaky711]
    #3214019 - 10/04/04 03:37 PM (12 years, 24 days ago)

12/12 is the most I would recommend. Anything else is just not needed. They need darkness as much as they need light.

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Re: Lights on 24/7? [Re: atomic1]
    #3214338 - 10/04/04 04:47 PM (12 years, 24 days ago)

To much light IME can hurt. I've found shrooms grown in darkness to be thicker and larger then shrooms getting to much light. I've used light on almost all the time, sometimes for 36 hour periods but over 12 every day...usually from like 7-9 am to midnight or 1. Basically when I slept they got darkness but sometimes I'd forget and wouldn't turn them off until the next day I went to sleep.

I have since switched to 12-16 hour for pinset and 6-8 hours after that (or 12 hour very indirect shaddowed light where you can barely see them). Same strain, same substrate same conditions and thicker fuller mushrooms and flushes were noticed.

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