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Colonization: light or dark
    #734863 - 07/09/02 08:40 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Just about to get started here with my first attempt. Figure growing will be a nice diversion/relaxation once school starts up again.

Anyway, got a question about what to do with the jars while waiting for colonization... I'm planning on doing the PF TEK. Some guides say to keep them in a dark place. Other guides say to keep them in indirect sunlight. What do you guys recommend?

...thanks...


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Re: Colonization: light or dark [Re: tededfred]
    #734911 - 07/09/02 08:58 PM (14 years, 7 months ago)

You want to keep them dark. 86 degress is perfect incubation temperature.


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Re: Colonization: light or dark [Re: tededfred]
    #735651 - 07/10/02 07:03 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Which tek says to have indirect light? (Invert tek?)
Yes, total darkness until you birth them, THEN indirect light is needed. Good luck.


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Re: Colonization: light or dark [Re: Frog31337]
    #735753 - 07/10/02 07:53 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

I will quote directy from the all-mighty PF tek:

"After inoculation of the jars, tighten the lid bands and retape the needle holes. Place the jars in a safe place out of direct sunlight. Indirect light is all that is required. If the temperature is kept around 70 degrees, germination will begin within 3 to 5 days"

There ya go! Hmm, so what is the verdict? Im the newbie, need the info


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Re: Colonization: light or dark [Re: I_Fart_Blue]
    #736028 - 07/10/02 10:02 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

keep em in the dark until you want to induce pinning


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Re: Colonization: light or dark [Re: Farstrider]
    #736111 - 07/10/02 10:29 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Good quote of the PF-Tek!
I would keep them in total dark, because the three factors that trigger pin formation are reduced CO2, reduced temps, and light. Will you fail if you have light on your jars? NO. Is it nessisary? NO

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Re: Colonization: light or dark [Re: Frog31337]
    #736215 - 07/10/02 11:07 AM (14 years, 7 months ago)

Cool. Thanks for clearing up come confusion. Looks like even the PF Tek isn't perfefect. And besides, shouldnt that temp be 85 Looks like I will move my ghetto setup into the dark for now. I've got some growth going on, but maybe this will speed up the process some. Wouldn't the dark be closer to the natural growing environment of mycellium anyway?


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