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Lighting? What color, bulb type, and how long?
    #4679930 - 09/19/05 01:00 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

I have set up a desk lamp which has clipped to the outside of my aquarium-turned-fruiting chamber, and i was curious as to if the standard desk bulb would work fine, or if i could change it out with a BLUE one since i hear that fungus likes the blue. Secondly, they make BLUE reptile bulbs that output UVA light (not sure if this is anything special), but wondering if this benefits the mushrooms since it would simulate nature a little better. Also, does bulb wattage matter? Should i use a lesser watt bulb, say a 40w compared to a 60w simply to reduce heat out put? Lastly, how long each day do the mushrooms need light in order to produce the best fruiting conditions? I have a timer, but since its a desk lamp, with an on/off switch, i could just turn the blue light on during the day and close my closet to create all darkness but the blue light, and then simply turn off the desklamp at night to simulate dark night conditions. How many hours should i leave er on? Thanks for all the answers shroomery! u guys are the best!


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Re: Lighting? What color, bulb type, and how long? [Re: PookztA]
    #4680491 - 09/19/05 02:40 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

any light works, keep it low, 6-12hrs a day is fine


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Re: Lighting? What color, bulb type, and how long? [Re: PookztA]
    #4680524 - 09/19/05 02:51 AM (11 years, 9 months ago)

as for watage it really depends if your growing space is naturally hot or cold. if your space is cool go for a higher watage to help bump up the temperature. if its too hot go with a low watage light source. id suggest a compact flourecent with a cool white bule or something else with blue spectrum.

keep in mind that all the light really does is tell your mushrooms which way is up. so yeah, pretty much anything will work.


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