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Question on colonization.
    #3243497 - 10/11/04 04:34 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

This doesn't seem to be covered in the PF Tek instructions and there seems to be some conflicting stories in the forums. Should the jars see light while they are being colonized? Some say it won't hurt if they are exposed to light during this time and some say it will. What's the verdict?

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Re: Question on colonization. [Re: ymhrswrider]
    #3243506 - 10/11/04 04:36 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

I keep mine in the dark.

If you are planning on pinning invitro, introduce light.

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Re: Question on colonization. [Re: Silven]
    #3243516 - 10/11/04 04:40 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

If growing invitro (never take them out of the jars, mushrooms grow in the jars), give them light...if your taking it out though, dont give them light. A little light is ok (peeking at them once a day untill colonized) but exposing them to light on purpose is a bad idea (unless going invitro).

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Re: Question on colonization. [Re: Silven]
    #3243521 - 10/11/04 04:40 PM (12 years, 15 days ago)

you are right. There's been a lot of conflicting info. I think the verdict is you can expose them to light. It won't have big affect, but you will be taking away 1 of 4 pin inducing mechanisms.

In all reality, you have to take them out and check for contam. So, I think unless you are border lining other pinning strategies with danger, light isn't going to hurt the cultivation.


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