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The Black Dog

Canis lupus familiaris 'Bodhi'

This is the original black dog mascot for Black Dog LED.

Scientific classification:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Canis
Species: lupus
Subspecies: familiaris
Cultivar: 'Bodhi'

Bodhi the receptionist

Natural habitat and growing conditions:

When not manning the reception desk, Bodhi is frequently found supervising operations or sleeping on our feet under our desks. He greets all visitors to the Black Dog LED office. He has a weakness for jerky treats (he's staring at one in his mug shot) and has 4 pet chickens, of which he is very protective. Well-adapted to a temperate climate, he doesn't mind snow or cold temperatures, though prefers not to be watered from overhead. While Bodhi doesn't perform photosynthesis, he does appreciate full sun for basking-- and is relatively unimpressed with the LED grow lights named for him as they don't create the same fur-and-leaf-warming infrared light as the sun and HID lights.

Bodhi helping with the garden construction

Notes of interest:

  • Bodhi loves to chase flies around the office. Unlike the carnivorous plants in his indoor garden, he doesn't know what to do with flies if he manages to catch one, and doesn't digest them.
  • Bodhi supervised the construction of his state-of-the-art indoor grow room, though his physical contributions to the process were minimal.

2 thoughts on “The Black Dog”

  • Rob Hill

    I just read your lst article.
    I like what black dog is doing, and appreciate the r&d that is underway.
    The conclusion that using black dog leds would require higher
    Ambient room temps to achieve the same lst (9-10 degree f)
    Seems like a minus to me in terms of operating a room such that the environment
    Is less conducive to pests, ie spider mites and thrips reproduce much faster
    In a room that is 10 degrees hotter, approximately double the reproductive rate in the case of spider mites.
    Any comments on this observation would be welcome.
    Kind regards

    • Amanda Herman

      Hello Rob, Great questions! We now have a FAQ for this topic! Please reach out with any additional questions!

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