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    Possible light issue in drying

    So last night when I was hanging everything to dry, I left my cell phone with approximately a 60 to 80 Lumen flashlight on pointed toward the plants for about 6 hours. As soon as I realized I did this I immediately got the phone out of the room. My question is, there is a lot of people who say any light will ruin a harvest. I've always done the first 3 days 100% Darkness so I'm curious if anyone has had any negative results from doing what I've done? Maybe a stupid question, but I can't find anything about accidental light posted on here. More just drying with grow lights and open bedroom doors... thank you for any help

    #2
    I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. Few lights leaks during drying - big deal. It's not like they are going to revert back to males or anything......
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      #3
      Morning gmoney, I don't know about the others but I have always checked on mine wherever I hung them tent, closet.barn rafters . A little light for a little while ought not hurt anything, I know it ain't never hurt mine.

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        #4
        I don't understand this dark concept: What is it that light is supposed to do to damage the cure?

        I've seen numerous how-tos on curing that never mention darkness at all.

        Explain, please!
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          #5
          Something bout messing up the trichs I think 600m, diminishing the quality.

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            #6
            Once you harvested, the light issues no longer apply. It is true for storing weed for an extended period that light is the enemy of THC. I always keep my storeroom dark. I even go so far as storing my weed in black Mason Jars. But for the short period you're talking about, I wouldn't worry about tit.
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            • kingfish
              kingfish commented
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              bluecanoe, I got mine on line. I also found them at Kmart.

            • bluecanoe
              bluecanoe commented
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              Thanks Kingfish, we don't have Kmart down here, all the ones we had have closed. I'll look at maybe Bed Bath and Beyond. But wouldn't painting mason jars black or covering them in black construction paper be just as effective? As long as no light gets to it. I'm hoping to get enough yield to put in more than one jar! My goals are small but each grow, they get bigger!

            • kingfish
              kingfish commented
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              bluecanoe, I don't see why not.

            #7
            Agree with kingfish

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              #8
              Gmoney I think you have two separate issues confused. 1. You don't want any light leaks once you've switched your plants to the flowering phase because the light will mess with the flowering hormone. 2. Like others said above, best to dry harvested cannabis in a cool, dark place.

              And then there's how folks treat the herb after it's cured. I never leave herb out exposed to light and warmer temps; I don't put baggies of herb in my pants pocket where my body heat will cook it; I never leave it in a hot car, etc. Many people are careless about how they treat herb without realizing how they let it degrade by these practices.
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              • kingfish
                kingfish commented
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                Baggies are the worst things to store weed in. Static electricity will make the Trichomes cling to the bag. Instead of getting smoked.

              • alltatup
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                Baggies are the devil's spawn...

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