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Light, pinning and mushroom growth
    #4466863 - 07/29/05 12:52 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

I've done some searches, but haven't found a definitive answer to my question:

I know that pc's need light stimuli to pin... however, once pinned, does the colonized substrate need continued light to mature? From what I've read I think that I can get away with pinning in light and then moving to a darker area. Anyone care to chime in with some pearls of wisdom here? Thanks.


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: PsychoChipmunk]
    #4467433 - 07/29/05 02:47 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

they dont need light to grow persay...but the deal is that since they are photogenic...they need to know where "up" is and grow that way. If ya dont they could grow everywhich way and become very untidy.

...i think im right


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: PsychoChipmunk]
    #4467780 - 07/29/05 04:43 AM (11 years, 4 months ago)

They grow towards the source of the light. Best to give them that target daily, so they grow like big tree's in a forest (straight up -thick), rather than like skinny twisted vines on a forest floor.


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: agar]
    #4538781 - 08/15/05 06:21 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Ive been seeing fruiting with zero light. they just grow all over the place. they dont need light to initiate pinning or fruit, the temperature alone can provide that.


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: kake]
    #4539078 - 08/15/05 07:21 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hey I thought I'd throw my light question in hear. Im using a 24" floresent light it dosent put off ALOT of heat but in my small space it still makes the diffence between a good pining temp and a bad one. I want to have it on the LEAST amount of time possable with tidy growth. Just wondering what somebody experanced would suggest. Im thinking 4 hours/day??


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: musher_420]
    #4542068 - 08/16/05 01:33 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

you might get different opinions about this one, but I'd say 4 hours a day is probably enough coming from a 24" flourescent. if you can split it up into intervals, say one hour of light every 6 hours, thatd be even better.


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: kake]
    #4542960 - 08/16/05 06:02 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I've had terrific results with 15 minute periods of 40W flouro light every 6 hours.  They need less than one minute of direct light just to know which direction to grow. With even 1 minute every 12 hours, they will grow directly towards the direction of the light.  Without any light they will just grow every which way.. just looks like your cakes/casing is growing out some funky dreadlocks :laugh:


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: PsychoChipmunk]
    #4543911 - 08/16/05 10:39 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Ive been seeing fruiting with zero light.  they just grow all over the place.  they dont need light to initiate pinning or fruit, the temperature alone can provide that.



Just so you guys are on the same page here here is the facts using all the triggers at the same time will give you a much better pin count. Why do something half assed after putting all that effort into this hobby? Cubies do require some light to pin prolifically and in my book thats what I want. :wink: How about you? I hear what your saying kake and mean no disrespect towards you bro.


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Re: Light, pinning and mushroom growth [Re: hyphae]
    #4544055 - 08/16/05 11:14 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Hey thanks for the input. I was on the same wave lenth with spliting up the light periods into intervals. I'll try it..log it and see my results. Next time I will try something new im sure.


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