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lights... are they very important?
    #612019 - 04/18/02 04:51 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)


I am trying to set up a terrium and I don't know how important lights are. I know that mushrooms grow towards light, but how much light does it need?

Does it need direct light? I see all these terrium set ups with lights on top, but then in a few teks i have read it says they just need indirect light.

I am going to set up a terrium in my basement, and use the indirect light my basement recieves through the windows. It is not very bright, but it is like if you were in shade under a tree type of light with clouds out on the day.

My question is, what should the minimum light requirements be for good fruiting?

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Re: lights... are they very important? [Re: cdlove69]
    #612121 - 04/18/02 06:50 PM (14 years, 11 months ago)

Yes they need light. They are phototropic, so it doesn't have to be really bright. If you can see the cakes, it's enough light. When I did this what I did was buy on of those 33 watt brite stick floresent lights at Walmart for $10. Then I put it on a timer for 12 hours on, 12 hours off. I noticed the slight heat from the light really helped them grow too. The room was like 70, but the light helped raise the temp around the terrium closer to 80. I just laid the light on its side on the floor by the terrium. It worked great.

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