Artificial Lighting for Fruiting?

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By QuiDDity (Quiddity) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 01:56 am:

I have my terrerium in a space that is pitch black and recieves no natural light. I'm now using a small christmas candle type light. Will this work? What kind of a lighting schedule should a fruiting terrerium be on. Any help would be most appreciated>

By Brettiejams (Brettiejams) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 02:03 am:

Pretty much any light that is not too hot is O.K.

There is a lot of info here....

Read on Bro...

By quote: (Quote) on Sunday, February 10, 2002 - 10:48 pm:

pretty tough questions, more research really should be done on low light growing to see just what the bare minimums are, i frankly don't know.
i suspect brightness is important, but only to a point. i would guess that the shorter the exposure to light, the brighter it would need to be, to offset that.
and the light should to be bright enough to illuminate the entire jar, not just a patch on the front.
once pinning has actually begun, you could prolly get by with less light, it's really most critical as the jars are finishing colonization so they'll pin for birthing.

By Hatcher (Hatcher) on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 12:37 am:

I use an eighteen inch under cabinet type flourescent, plenty of natural spectrum light, uses about 20 watts, less that ten bucks at Wal-Mart..

By nuecrew (Nue) on Monday, February 11, 2002 - 05:14 am:

I bought a full spectrum spiral flourescent bulb at a bird store,cost $30. It is intensly bright for 20 watts in the blue spectrum. My mushies do just as well under it as they do(well almost)under natural sunlight. I've used regular light bulbs and had problems with drying. I can't wait for the Summer time light!