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OfflineBigBlazer8586
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Does more light equal more pins?
    #4647591 - 09/11/05 09:49 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I know that light is a pinning trigger. My question is: Does more light equal more pins? If there is more light and it is brighter will more light penetrate the top of the casing and signal more pins to form? The reason I am asking is because I am planning on buying some flourescent lights and I didnt know if I bought multiple lights if i could have a much better pinset?


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: BigBlazer8586]
    #4647604 - 09/11/05 09:54 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Light does trigger the myc to pin but once the pinset is formed you can ease off of the light. I just use natural light right now but will be buying a light to use over the winter. I think 1 light would be sufficient.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: spaceman]
    #4647676 - 09/11/05 10:07 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

So you dont think that multiple lights creating brighter light may reach areas of colony under the surface and signal pinning that one light might not reach?


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: BigBlazer8586]
    #4647888 - 09/11/05 10:43 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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So you dont think that multiple lights creating brighter light may reach areas of colony under the surface and signal pinning that one light might not reach?




No. Light is what lets the myc know that it has reached the surface. I have gotten pins from jars that I had in a closet that I had forgotten about. At most, they probably got 20 minutes of light a day. Any light will do. IMO indirect sunlight is best.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: FooMan]
    #4647912 - 09/11/05 10:48 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

myc also likes certain wavelengths of light over others. I think myc likes blueish light and not red at all.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: FooMan]
    #4647915 - 09/11/05 10:49 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Light doesn't really equal more pins. It just lets the myc know that is time to initiate pinning, and gives it a direction to grow in.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: License_to_Chill]
    #4649699 - 09/12/05 12:28 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

So what lighting produces blue light? I would use indirect sunlight but no one at my apartment needs to know about my friends little project so he is trying to keep things stealth.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: BigBlazer8586]
    #4649713 - 09/12/05 12:34 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Most lights bought from hardware/garden stores will tell you what color of the spectrum the light produces. Most flourescent lights are blue... which is what you want.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: Blek]
    #4649763 - 09/12/05 12:52 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Crazy idea.. but...

So given that light initiates pinning:

What if you put sheet of tinfoil over your casing, then poked holes in the tinfoil every 3CM (or whatever distance) or so. Would that initiate localized pinning so you could essentially have a pattern of mushrooms growing up much like a farmers corn field?

Somebody's gotta try that. They should pin where the light is since the darkness in the other areas would signal that it wasn't at the surface. In addition, you could eventually work-out the effecience and number vs. size calculations for optimnum mushroom growth. There is only so much nutrient/myc available to grow the mushroom, but this should ensure semi-regular pinning.

(the light would be held ABOVE the tinfoil so that only spears of light would make it through to the myc).


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: canadarocks]
    #4649941 - 09/12/05 01:38 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I think people worry too much about light. I only use natural light that comes from a close blinded window. Now, when winter comes, then I will turn on the cieling fixture, lol.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: Blek]
    #4649955 - 09/12/05 01:43 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

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Most lights bought from hardware/garden stores will tell you what color of the spectrum the light produces. Most flourescent lights are blue... which is what you want.




Yep. A simple CFL would easily do the trick. They don't need light, like plants do. Just a small amount.


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Re: Does more light equal more pins? [Re: BigBlazer8586]
    #4649998 - 09/12/05 01:53 PM (11 years, 9 months ago)

Light intensity as well as duration does affect pin count IME. It all depends on what a person considers a killer pinset I guess. :wink:


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