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InvisibleAhab McBathsalts
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Light cycles?
    #3187492 - 09/27/04 07:20 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

has anyone done any experimenting into the difference between having longer light cycles, and shorter ones? For example one batch on a 1 hour on, 1 hour off cycle, and having another on 12 hour on, 12 hour off cycle?

or something like that?

I got the idea from my strobe light.

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Re: Light cycles? [Re: Ahab McBathsalts]
    #3187536 - 09/27/04 07:27 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

Yes many people have experimented with this but you will hear varied results.

This seems to be one of those topics that will forever be debated... just like the effect of heat on psilocybin and psilocin.

After you get the basics down try different stuff and see what works best for you.

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Re: Light cycles? [Re: ricelicker]
    #3187614 - 09/27/04 07:48 PM (12 years, 1 month ago)

I doubt that 1 on 1 off would be any better then 12 hours on 12 off. If any difference is noted I'd guess that 12/12 would be better only because its more natural. However there might not really be a difference because theyre still getting the same like. And then if you have a particularly hot light 12 hours on might be worse for heat on your chamber as opposed to 1 hour on 1 hour off.

However I have done experiments with different light amounts. I've tried about 6 hours a day for pinning and about 12 hours a day for pinning and found I had a better yeild and pinset on the 12 hour cycle. I also have used 12 hours after the pinset however I noticed they seem to grow more when the light was off. I switched to a 4-6 hour light cycle and have noticed that they seem to grow slightly longer (time wise) and get bigger and stay thicker. Also seemed to yeild better.

By no means were these experiments scientific and many varibles were involved however I do alot of casings at once and so had large batches to notice differences..I now use about 12 hours for pinset and less once they start growing. Or sometimes I'll put them more in the shadows of my closet for the 12 hours if some casings are in the pinning stage and that seems to work ok. Just enough light to make them go up is all I give them now once growing..

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