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Ciaranos

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Using fluorescent to grow shrooms?
« on: May 24, 2008, 10:34:27 AM »

Hello,

I was wondering if it is possible to cultivate magic using moist perlite and a moist towel, and for light I could use three methods
1) fluorescent light in an old refrigerator?
2) fluorescent light with an incubator or
3)just used the sun naturally with an incubator,

I just wish to know which is best and/or if the other two are any use?

also Can i sterilize the substrate without a pressure cooker?
thanks and please email me back! =]
msn:osciaran@hotmail.com
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Re: Using fluorescent to grow shrooms?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 04:34:12 AM »

You can use either  fluorescent or natural light for the fruiting phase. You don't need light for the colonization phase.

If you are unable to find or buy a pressure cooker, you can also sterilize the jars using a big pot with a lid.
In this case steam the jars for 1.5 hours in a pot lid on. Use only approximately 1 inch of water at the bottom.
You might have to add some water to the pot during steaming due to evaporation.
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