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    #3821825 - 02/23/05 01:07 PM (13 years, 3 days ago)

After reading the basic grow guide I think I am ready to start. However, while reading, this statement was unclear to me "Psilocybe cubensis is a phototropic mushroom. It needs light to initiate pinning and to tell the mushrooms which way is up" Does the light need to be sunlight? or would ordinary lamps suffice?

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Re: lighting? [Re: gilbertjunior]
    #3821847 - 02/23/05 01:12 PM (13 years, 3 days ago)

ordinary lamps are fine, florescents are excellent- it doesnt need much light either

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Re: lighting? [Re: gilbertjunior]
    #3825794 - 02/24/05 02:29 AM (13 years, 2 days ago)

if you have a window where your growing then you have all the light you need :smile:

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    #3825861 - 02/24/05 02:41 AM (13 years, 2 days ago)

for me daylight is OK, but no direct sunlight please.


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Re: lighting? [Re: Fidelius]
    #3828065 - 02/24/05 05:04 PM (13 years, 2 days ago)

FOAF used day light mimicing bulbs(75 watt). One was enough to initiate pinning by holding the bulb about 12" away from the casing for about 2 minutes a day for about 2 days. Doing the same was also successful in directing the shrooms in the right direction during growth; they are very responsive.

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