DonJaime wrote:At least the following questions urgently require clarification, preferably by rigorous statistical analysis of a large sample of controlled gardens running on dedicated servers:
I too would very much like to know the answers to these questions, although not enough to personally embark on such a research program myself ... but definitely enough to keep refreshing this page in the hope that somebody else has.
It seems clear that certain colours produce certain objects, i.e. blue light = octopus, red light = tortoise and cactus. It also seems that objects tend to come in groups, so once you have a certain thing you are more likely to get more of that thing.
I haven't noticed any particular pattern with light intensity, either distance or beam width, or with the effect of pruning on future growth.
Maybe there are some initially assigned parameters which affect how well a garden grows? I had one which grew a pair of octopuses and then nothing more in a 24 hour period, regardless of how much I meddled with it or left it alone. I then reloaded and started a fresh garden in the same browser tab and grew all sorts of things within an hour or two.