Thermostat system

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By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Sunday, January 13, 2002 - 06:59 pm:

Has anyone tried using a thermostat system with their terarrium? I'm thinking something like a thermostat attached to a fluorescent light. Thermostats are like $10-$15 at Home Depot. Would those work?

By Joe Mamma (Madscientist) on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 02:38 am:

Get a line voltage thermostat. Install it in the terrarium and wire it to the light. Make sure that you use the correct wattage for the size terrarium you have. Pick one that will give you soome light for pinning. One that will be on at least ten hours.

By Mr. Tambourine Man (Tambourine_Man) on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 03:18 am:

10 hours of light per day for good pinning? Will an amount of light like that actually stimulate greater pinning than a few hours a day? I thought that they only need like 1/2 hour of light per day, and any above that does not provide any extra benefit.

By Joe Mamma (Madscientist) on Monday, January 14, 2002 - 03:44 am:

I have heard alot of things, but with my experience I have found that longer periods of light work better. The timming is important as well. After birthing, especially if you have crumbled your cakes for casing tray fulls, give it a few days of darkness, then wackem! I give them constant light, low wattage, 7watts, and blue light. The light helps get the pinning going. Then they need it to grow sraight up. They will follow light very well.

By nuecrew (Nue) on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 09:35 am:

I can't wait for the long Summer days of strong sunlight!

By Dr. Cubensis (Shroomzilla) on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 - 07:57 pm:

Yep Tam,

Have been using light 24/7 on colonizing and fruiting, seems to work fine...