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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74105 - 02/11/00 06:47 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

that's fine. they only need light in order to know which way is 'up'. they don't need much. if you can see them, it's enough, so that light is plenty.

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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74107 - 02/11/00 06:54 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Link is right..but light has an effect on the shrroms...if it`s not enough the shrooms tend to get longer but not very fat and if it`s too much they will get very fat but with a shorter stem...a 50W bulb should do the job perfect

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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74108 - 02/12/00 10:58 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Any light will work, but if you wanna go with the best you need a Vita Lite, or this other light I forget right now, as mentioned in the TMC by Paul Stament. But again any light will work.


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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74109 - 02/13/00 12:16 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

thanks you guys, we'll see how it turns out!
(I'm also growing thyme, parsely, forget me nots, chives and some other herbs with my light) it makes quite the little garden!! I am so pleased.


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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74110 - 02/13/00 03:23 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

PanTrop-

Why do you suggest a vita-lite? Those are just floros with added blue spectrum I think. Mushrooms aren't plants, they don't make chlorophyl, so why would they need anything more than enough light to know which way is up?

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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74111 - 02/13/00 03:45 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

88b18c5,

Im not a professional mycologist so I cant break it all down for you, but shrooms do better in blue spectrums. below is a quote from the TMC about lighting.

"The best type of light tube is ne which most closely resembles natural outdoor light: i.e. one that has at least 140 microwatts per 10 nanometers per lumen of blue spectra (440-495nm)In contrast, warm white Florecent lights has only 40-50 microwatts/nm/lum. and cool white has 100-110 microwatts/nm/lum. Commercial lights meeting the photo-requirements of species mentioned in this book are the "Daylight 65" kind manufactured by the Durotest Corporation and having a "color temperature" of 6500k and the "Vita Lite" flourescent at 5500K These color temperatures provide the proper amount of blue light for promoting primorida formation in the Pleaurotus ostreatus, Psilocybe Cubensis, and other photosensitive species"

they may not be a plant, but light still has an effect on them beside knowing which way is up. Hope this helped :smile:



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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74112 - 02/13/00 11:07 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Pan Trop is correct. I haven't been able to find a Vita Lite, however I have seen the flourescent verision of the plant grow bulb at Wallmart. Unfortunately they don't list the K values or wavelengths for the tube. I used a grow bulb and also an incandescent and didn't notice a large difference.


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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74113 - 02/14/00 02:05 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Is that light the same as a Gro Stick . I bought that light i think at wal-mart its only 25watts so what you guys are saying is this isnt the right light or not enough watts, i have a blue gro bulb 60 watts and 120watts, would 60 be too much awful bright i would think, the ends look blue on the bulbs but when you turn them on it looks like sunlight.


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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74114 - 02/14/00 02:47 AM (16 years, 11 months ago)

If you can't find one of those Vita Lites, go to your local pet store and they have lites especially for lizards, tropical plants, and cold blooded reptiles.

These lights are made with the intrest to radiate the blue spectrum. Some lights even have charts on the side showing how well their light compares against others when it deals with "blue light"

Sometimes pet stores have almost as much stuff as WalMart or Home Depot:-)



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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74115 - 02/14/00 02:48 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

Im sure the lights at petstores for reptiles would be a good choice as blue is a good spectrum for reps as well, but if you want to find vita lites search online petstores. I found one place that offers the light, 24" and the fixture for 35.95. Now I know its not cheap but I figure what the hell. I dont have the URL to that particular shop online but its Big Apple Herptilogical, so do a search and you should find them :smile:


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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74116 - 02/14/00 02:54 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

you can go to petland discounts, they are a national chain and i know they carry a wide assortment of vita lites.
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Re: Plant light for shrooms?
    #74117 - 02/14/00 06:24 PM (16 years, 11 months ago)

OOOOOPS! I stand corrected here is the link to where I found the Vita-Lite and fixture, its also only 39.75 not 39.95 :smile:
http://www.jurassicsnacks.com/shop/light.html


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