Appreciate the kind words. I DID do some google searching, and most everything I read is that chlorophyll is mostly present during lights on as light is necessary for chlorophyll to break down nutrients. I do not know if this will be prevalent as the lights will be off for 48+hrs before harvest but whatevs. This was part of a post I read and makes total sense to me.
“Well harvesting at night does infact make your buds taste and smell better. chlorophyll is produced during the day as photosynthesis occurs. the plants break down sunlight and nutrients and turns them into energy for the plant. if the plants are cut during peak photosynthesis the chlorophyll will be abundant in the plants stems leaves and buds and produce a very grassy like smell / taste. during night hours chlorophyll production is halted. it makes sense that 72 hours of darkness would infact degrade all active chlorophyll in the plant and allow for the plant to taste much better. I always give my plants atleast 24 hours dark before I chop but try to give them 72 if I have time and patience enough.”
As i’ve said before…i’m all about experiments. Then again, like a conversation i’ve had with @Todd.grobo, i’m always changing strains so at this point there’s no way for me to know if there’s any difference with any of the experiments lol. As for what I read about the blue light and stem drilling, there should’ve been a change in the amount of trichomes and the length of trichome stems…didn’t see either so I won’t be doing those again. I will check the trichs during harvest to see if the 48+ hr darkness has made a difference. Either way…if it doesn’t kill the plant and ruin my harvest, I’m all about the experimental treatments!