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First time grow/ light allowed?
    #829537 - 08/20/02 07:00 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Hello, I am growing equador mushrooms in a Philosopher bag (from sporeworks.com). It's been in my closet for maybe 1 1/2 months in the dark with no light and I just checked it and theirs little mushrooms growing from the side (1 side) and I was wondering, is it ok if I take the bag out of the closet and let it have light or just leave it in the dark and never let it see light for a bit?


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    #829542 - 08/20/02 07:04 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)



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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: Macey Howard]
    #829830 - 08/20/02 09:24 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks moe, I didn't know the bag was concidered a cake which is why I posted.


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: deadbyte]
    #829837 - 08/20/02 09:28 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Yes, you should start giving it light now.


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: rheidiohed121]
    #829864 - 08/20/02 09:40 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Ok, well I will take them out of the closet now and give them about 1 hour in the light, but currently the weather is Temp: 66F - Humidity: 88% - Wind: 5mph (West) - Conditions: Overcast so I will put them near a window and add some light..and just wondering can I use a grow bulb as well (60WATT)?


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: rheidiohed121]
    #829866 - 08/20/02 09:40 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Just a question, why are you growing Equadors in a Philosophers bag? Isnt the Philosophers bag made for Psilocybe mexicana and other sclerotia producing species?

Anyways i would give them some light, the mushrooms wont begin to grow withough light. Light initiates pinning, it makes mushrooms begin to grow. Give them some light, the amount of time they get light doesnt matter as long as the light isnt very bright.
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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: Fd3000]
    #829914 - 08/20/02 10:06 AM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Well here are some pictures of what they look like now, anything I should do?



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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: deadbyte]
    #830447 - 08/20/02 02:21 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Take clearer pictures?


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #830460 - 08/20/02 02:28 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

I wish I could, but my cam is no good.


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: deadbyte]
    #830470 - 08/20/02 02:34 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Mail them to me. I'll take some pics for you....


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #830484 - 08/20/02 02:43 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

that would be a good idea..haha...but quick question..since the mushrooms are to the sides will they go stright up/curve up?


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: deadbyte]
    #830486 - 08/20/02 02:44 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

I find they usually grow towards the light source..


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #830491 - 08/20/02 02:46 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Ok, well then I will get a overhang light then ;D and treat it as if it was like marijuana, it will grow towards the sky


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #830494 - 08/20/02 02:50 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

They do indeed grow towards light, and if at all possible try to let them get natural sunlight, mabe through a partially open window blind or similiar. bluhoney


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: bluhoney]
    #830525 - 08/20/02 03:09 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Well done, i will put them on the window seal and hopfully they will grow good and I will have mushrooms.


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: deadbyte]
    #830938 - 08/20/02 07:10 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Don't expose them to direct sunlight for long periods of time. The bags are mini greenhouses and can heat up quickly!


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Re: First time grow/ light allowed? [Re: mickey_rourke]
    #831011 - 08/20/02 07:43 PM (15 years, 10 months ago)

Thanks for the tip!


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