will autoflowering plants actually flower under 24 hour light?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by johnwashburnx30, Feb 16, 2011.

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    johnwashburnx30

    johnwashburnx30 Well-Known Member

    some of these sites claim they will. has anyone actually done this?
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    lorax101

    lorax101 Active Member

    It really depends. I've heard that some need lights to be changed to 12/12, like the super cali haze. I've grown snowryder, russian rocket fuel, assassin, and blue himalaya, and they all finished using 24 hours of light every day.
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    I hear some need to be taken down to 20-18 hrs of light to trigger it, but their are definetley strains out there that have no qualms about flowering under constant lighting, every once in a while youll see a male from a non-autoflower strain start to flower under constant lighting, although that really doesnt have anything to do with this thread.
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    Oldreefer

    Oldreefer Well-Known Member

    I've grown autos for years and keep a perpetual grow going full time.....I've only had 1 not auto under 24/0.......
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    MellowHaze

    MellowHaze Active Member

    I always leave my atuos on 24hr lights and they do flower i do give it 48hrs of darkness before I chop though they really great if you dont want the mess about light times etc :bigjoint:
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    Oldreefer

    Oldreefer Well-Known Member

    Incorrect....you can "mess" with the lighting on an auto all you wish....they do their thing by genetic code, NOT light periods. I grow ALL mine under 24/0 for a month, then move to a hps system on 12/12....no problem whatsoever.....except perhaps a bit smaller yeild......but I grow for quality, not quantity. I have never done any dark periods before harvest and my autos are dank.....
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    the 24 or 36 hr dark period is for any plant, it is because thc is destroyed by light, if a plant is not given light its levels can build up to its maximum. its not a magic bullet but its been shown to increase thc in some strains up to 30%.
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    johnwashburnx30

    johnwashburnx30 Well-Known Member

    wow thanks for all the responses guys. I think i will definatley go with a autoflower strain then. just gotta find a good seed bank from canada.
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    94 Supra

    94 Supra Member

    can you cut clones off an auto like a regular plant?
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    choop

    choop Active Member

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    Oldreefer

    Oldreefer Well-Known Member

    There's actually a breeder doing some tests to determine methodology of cloning the new "super autos".....no final word on it yet....I believe the breeder is "stitch"....
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    SCARHOLE

    SCARHOLE Well-Known Member

    Dr Greenthumbs Iranian auto yield big, an they can be cloned....... check em out.
    And hes from Canada?

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