Light intensity and time

Discussion in 'ADVANCED MYCOLOGY' started by TheDeathryder, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. TheDeathryder

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    I was going back through Stamets' "Growing Edible & Medicinal Mushrooms", and I was wondering if someone could explain to me in layman's terms how the lux rating affects the type of light used and amount of exposure? I understand that a mushroom with a low lux rating would prefer a shadier spot to grow in, but I don't have a firm grasp on how this applies to indoor cultivation in terms of time of exposure to light, and what measures should be taken to ensure proper light intensity, or lack thereof.

    I'd really appreciate it if someone could dumb it down for me or wisen me up to it :)
     
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    Thanks for the chart tazzman, it does give me a much better idea of what to shoot for with lower light species, but I'm still curious as to how time is affected. I noticed that on Coprinus comatus a shorter time frame of light exposure has been recommended (8 hours on rather than 12), and I was wondering if this was due to the lux rating, a finding from general experimentation with species, or more closely related to the locations it is usually found in the wild?