I don’t have the reference but I read in an article that being in long days and then going directly to short days, there is an inhibition of the flowering effect for the first few days caused by the recent long days. But, when they gave a 24 hour dark period first it neutralized the inhibition. So you probably speed up the beginning of flowering by a day or two
The article wasn’t about Cannabis in particular, just other short day plants, but there are Cannabis related articles which say that growers have found that 48 hours was best. Personally, I wouldn’t go beyond 24 because that’s how long it takes for a plant to burn off all starch reserves. I can’t see whatever extra flowering speed you might get being worth the plants starving for 24 hours after all the starch is gone.
I know millennials making 6 digit figures, driving fine cars, fine dining, living in fine houses raising functional, creative kids. They went to school, became a doctor, engineer or lawyer……took risks and started a business. They are/were smart enough to invest and take advantage of RECORD LOW mortgage interest rates also. You wouldn’t recognize or take advantage of all the opportunities this great nation offers if they hit right you between your crossed and twisted eyes.
The way I look at this particular kind of request is something that is bound to fail…and it’s not surprising to see it go on for 6 months.
The patient asking for free stuff, with the promise of extras, all for graciously allowing the grower to “expand” and “increase numbers”, ends up being a pain to deal with. The demands increase. The sense of entitlement grows, and it’s not worth being hassled when you’re trying to help people.
On the flip side, the grower who needs to double their plant count is either a) doing it wrong, or b) is doing it for the wrong reasons.