Posts Tagged ‘REPTILECARE’

Snippet: UVB Radiation Affects …

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Source: Honors College Thesis, Oregon State University

 

UVB Radiation Affects the Quality of the Female Sexual Attractiveness Pheromone of the Red-Sided Garter Snake

 

In this study, pheromone and skin lipid samples collected from red-sided garter snakes (Thamnophis sirtalis parietalis) were exposed directly to either full-spectrum light or full-spectrum plus UVB light. In addition, female and male snakes were exposed to daily doses of either full-spectrum or full-spectrum and UVB light, after which the skin lipids were collected and analyzed.

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Comments: Yes this is a detailed scientific piece but we’re always interested in what the academics are finding. The relevance of this abstract is that light affects many more areas in our life than just our ability to see.

 

 


Full-Spectrum Light (issue 52)

Monday, December 19th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH
ZZ’s Haphazard Pro Tips on Winter Grad Life
Get good lights and turn them on. Most of you self-respecting graduate students aren’t waking up at 6 am (unless you are unfortunate like me) and thus are only exposed to 6 or 7 hours of sunlight per day, which is not enough to maintain sanity. To remedy this, build a ”solarium”in your house using full-spectrum light bulbs that simulate sunlight. They can be expensive, but not as expensive as a therapist.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 50)

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH – EYECARE
15 Routines to Enhance Visual Fitness
Make sure you have good lighting while reading or studying. Whenever possible use natural or full-spectrum lighting.

 

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Full-spectrum Light (issue 39)

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

HEALTH
How To Cure The End-Of-Summer Blues
To try this out, get a lightbox or a lamp designed to mimic full-spectrum light. Expose yourself to the light early in the day to see the most effective results. Many people feel better within one week of light therapy.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 38)

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

ART
Setting up a Still Life
Lighting is also important. If you want dramatic lighting, you can choose to set up near a window for natural light, or create your own dramatic lighting with the use of lamps and spotlights. Spotlights are especially good for glass or shiny objects as they will “twinkle” in bright light. Spotlights can also cast unwanted shadows, so be careful about placement. You will want to use full spectrum or “daylight” lamps for that purpose

 

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Full-spectrum light (issue 31)

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

HEATH
Acquiring Vitamin D through your…eyes?
According to two researchers, German Ophthalmologist Fritz Hollwich, MD as well as John Ott, Hon. D. Sci, the array of bodily organs and systems that depend on full spectrum light is astounding. “When the eyes are exposed to natural light the pituitary gland, thyroid, adrenal glands, ovaries, testes, pancreas, liver, and kidneys all function better.”
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Full-spectrum Light (issue 29)

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives. We feature some of the best here.

 

BIRDCARE
African Grey Parrot Lighting
Basically, full spectrum has UVA and UVB wavelengths of light that allow your bird to synthesize vitamin D, which is necessary for the absorption of calcium. Also, they actually can see full spectrum light, and humans cannot.

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 21)

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

 

PLANTCARE
Growing vegetables indoors in winter | Make it and Mend it
If you do decide to supplement with artificial light you need to invest in proper grow bulbs that emit full spectrum light. Another reason to go for smaller containers is that you may have to rotate pots to ensure everything you’ re …

 

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Full-Spectrum Light (issue 19)

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

 

PLANTCARE
How to Grow Lily Pads in an Aquarium | Flowers
Install a strong full spectrum florescent light into the aquarium cover. This will speed the growth of the plant. The lillies will grow very slowly under dim aquarium lights and may not form the long shoots that become lily pads. …

 

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Who’s talking about full-spectrum lighting – issue 4

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Around the world different people are talking about how they use full-spectrum lighting in their day-to-day lives.  We feature some of the best here.

HEALTH
Home Gym Design | Gym Design |
A great idea is having full spectrum daylight bulbs which create natural light frequencies that have a more energizing effect than yellow light. Remember never to use florescent lighting as it has a very draining effect.
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