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supplying light to the terrarium
    #458224 - 11/14/01 02:50 PM (22 years, 26 days ago)

OK im planning a move for my terrariums, now their new home has no source of light, what type of lightbulb would be best to use? and should the light be on 24/7, 12 on 12 off?

anyone done any expariments with this?


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Re: supplying light to the terrarium [Re: joyride]
    #458250 - 11/14/01 03:19 PM (22 years, 26 days ago)

Light is mainly needed to show the fungus whaich way is up as well as to induce pinning. This can be accomplished with most any light source and as little as 5 minutes exposure per day.

Dude uses and recommends: 12-12 with a fluoro though.

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Re: supplying light to the terrarium [Re: joyride]
    #458254 - 11/14/01 03:21 PM (22 years, 26 days ago)

A 40 watt will do just fine, or even a 25 watt. Some people use christmas lights. Just watch the amount of heat they give off. I have done a couple of experiments and the best source of light I have found is No light. They get light once a day when I look at them for about 5 mins max. They will be much bigger than with light. They think they are still in the casing and keep searching for light, getting taller and fatter. I have noticed a 40-50% increase in yield by limiting their light to practically zero. If you have two terrariums try it yourself. One light (as much as you want), and one no light. The ones with light will mature faster but be smaller, and the ones with no light - woa boy!

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