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OfflineChinaBoy
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How much light?
    #3272592 - 10/24/04 08:33 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

This is my first grow by myself and I'm starting to hatch some cakes. I'll be doing some cases in a week or so when they get colonized. I have made myself a pmp and now have a question. How much light should I give these guys? I have a colored tub, so light can't get through. When I take the top off for light I know I will lose on humidity. So, how much light will I need to give these guys? Thankyou for any help --Chinaboy


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Re: How much light? [Re: ChinaBoy]
    #3272609 - 10/24/04 08:36 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I use 12/12 for prepin and 6/18 after pinset.


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Re: How much light? [Re: atomic1]
    #3272623 - 10/24/04 08:38 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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I use 12/12 for prepin and 6/18 after pinset.




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Re: How much light? [Re: Sam1912]
    #3272666 - 10/24/04 08:51 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Do you guys stuff lights in your pmp, and if so what kinds of light? I have a white light that would fit in perfect. I think I read that blue light is what they need and I think white lights have more blue than a regular yellow bulb.


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Re: How much light? [Re: ChinaBoy]
    #3272693 - 10/24/04 08:58 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

white light will work. I just cut the lid and put a large clear plastic on the lid. I just prefer to keep the light on the outside.

Good luck!

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Re: How much light? [Re: Sam1912]
    #3272729 - 10/24/04 09:10 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

When i first started I only gave them light when I fanned my grow chamber, maybe 20 minutes per day.

Now I just open my pmp and cover it with a piece of clear plastic. The rh stays high and the light can get thru. The pmp is just sitting against the wall of my closet. I was using a 75watt light bulb but now Im using a screw in floro.


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Re: How much light? [Re: niteowl]
    #3272750 - 10/24/04 09:15 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I never use lite anymore but what come in from the window


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Re: How much light? [Re: dopegud]
    #3272963 - 10/24/04 10:07 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Afoaf uses this little setup ziptied to the lid thru 2 holes



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Re: How much light? [Re: ChinaBoy]
    #3273012 - 10/24/04 10:23 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I got a flouro growlight from walmart for like 7 or 8 bucks that is screwed to the underside of the lid and is hooked up to 5 dollar timer from walmart also. Works for me.


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Re: How much light? [Re: atomic1]
    #3274741 - 10/25/04 11:25 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I use this that I got at Wal-Mart for 5$. I picked it because of it's high spectral energy output between 350 and 500nm, which is what our mushrooms respond to the most.





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Re: How much light? [Re: discman1]
    #3275626 - 10/25/04 04:29 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Cut hole in lid. Replace with saran wrap. Leave likght on 12 hours a day until pins form. Reduce light to about 4 hours a day. Increase light if they don't grow directly up an hour or so a day until you find the least light they need to grow straight up. Four is usually more then plenty though.


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Re: How much light? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3276399 - 10/25/04 08:02 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

aquaman, that's an awesome setup you posted a pic of up there. i'm curious though, is it safe? it seems like it'd be dangerous to have an open plug in that high RH with all the moisture? I have no idea, but if it is, I am going to set that up on my PMP tomorrow.


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Re: How much light? [Re: kingkoopa]
    #3277413 - 10/26/04 12:21 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I have many multiple light fixtures, humidifiers, fans, a power strip and a HEPA in each of my closets in the high humidity. It doesn't cause any problems. And I know aquaman has been running that for around a month now with no problems.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: How much light? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3286825 - 10/27/04 10:55 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

12hrs prepin, 6hrs fruiting's good. I justa have a rubbermaid container terrarium in my closet. I have a few in there but only 1 w/ shrooms. I almost put one of those spiral flouros in there w/ one of those lamp cords (just a cord w/ a socket on one end and a plug on the other) in there but then I took a trip to home depot and bought a closet lamp, it's maybe about a foot long and has a plastic case. the plastic case made me feel better about the moisture, metal & electricity combination in my closet. So in an attempt to make it a lil safer, I wrapped it in plastic wrap and connected it to the top inside (the lid) of my setup. When the light is on for many hours (maybe 8-12) it can get warm in there...maybe up to 80-83F. I'm growing cambodian and palenque which are warmer strains anyway, cambodian could fruit up to 95F so they handle it fine.


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Re: How much light? [Re: Elfmachine]
    #3287038 - 10/27/04 11:24 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

What the hell is all this about light. I thought that as long as you could see the cakes they had enough light. Great now theres something else i have to worry about. Growing shrooms is becoming a real time-consuming, expensive bitch.


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Re: How much light? [Re: metallicarules]
    #3287244 - 10/27/04 11:57 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

well, you don't have to follow the ideal conditions... Hell, you can even grow them in nothing but bags... but ideal conditions will give you a lot more...

you choice...

Sam


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Re: How much light? [Re: metallicarules]
    #3287850 - 10/28/04 03:11 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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What the hell is all this about light.  I thought that as long as you could see the cakes they had enough light. Great now theres something else i have to worry about.  Growing shrooms is becoming a real time-consuming, expensive bitch.


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Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: How much light? [Re: scatmanrav]
    #3287927 - 10/28/04 03:50 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

growing shooms is for one who enjoys reaping the rewards of their hard efforts and patience! I love my shrooms and it is worth every second you put into it! :shroomer:


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Re: How much light? [Re: justin85]
    #3287977 - 10/28/04 04:13 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

No kidding. A 15 watt flouro costs 1-4 dollars depending on the deal you get and is enough to produce a pound of shrooms (more even) per week. Even just your room light being on if you have a hole in the lid for a while is enough. More the better for pinset though..

If its that big of a deal for you then this isn't for you because you obviously don't appreciate mushrooms enough.


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"life is like a drop of rain getting closer and closer to falling into a lake, and then when you hit the lake there is no more rain drop, only the lake."

Growing with bags, start to finish (including my new grain and substrate prep)
Anyone looking to start bulk tubs/mono tubs/shotgun hybrids? Good tubs to use..
How I do grain (old still good tips)
Turn your closet into a fruiting chamber
Casing layer colonization and overlay


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Re: How much light? [Re: justin85]
    #3288053 - 10/28/04 05:07 AM (12 years, 1 month ago)

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justin85 said:
growing shooms is for one who enjoys reaping the rewards of their hard efforts and patience! I love my shrooms and it is worth every second you put into it! :shroomer:



yes, if your into growing shrooms for "free money" then your in for a rude awakening...... :smirk:


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