Confused about the cycle

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By dan k. (Cheerio) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 04:34 am:

OK, i get everything, but i keep reading that light is needed to trigger pinning. Does this mean after full jar colonization, i should begin exposing the jar to light for say...30minutes to an hr a day? Would this speed up pinning, or possibly slow it down/reduce the quality?

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 04:41 am:

You should start exposure to light at about 75% colonization if you are gonna fruit standard, and throughout the entire colonization process if you are gonna fruit in-vitro.

Anywhere from 2 to 24 hours of light a day is fine, provided it is the right type.

Plain flourescent tubes are what I reccomend using.

Read more about light here.. Light info.

By dan k. (Cheerio) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 05:08 am:

ahh, thank you, what about natural light though? Can i just throw them on my window ledge from ~ 5-sundown(this way the sun is not directly on the jars overheating them). Direct sunlight is best avoided because?? Heat? If this is the case them my jars should be fine, correct? Or is this indirect sunlight =x

"Direct sunlight is TOO INTENSE and not at all recomended.... Filtered or indirect sunlight can be O.K."

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 05:22 am:

Remember, the colony of mycelium would be growing under the ground, in nature. Direct natural sunlight is just too intense if it comes in anything other than a short burst. Prolonged exposure is just too much.

Any secondary reflected light(not off a mirror though) or light filtered through a curtain should do just fine, provided it doesn't get too hot.

By dan k. (Cheerio) on Tuesday, February 05, 2002 - 06:03 am:

alright, thanks, ill keep them where there at now then.