Trichomes & Harvesting

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by k0ijn, Mar 27, 2012.

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    twalte

    twalte Well-Known Member

    I still see a lot of clear...especially in that second photo. I don't think your harvest window has opened yet, but it's looking close.
     

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    CriticalCheeze

    CriticalCheeze Well-Known Member


    I just looked over them again i do aswell see a few clears in the photo. He is getting close.
     
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    PungentPete

    PungentPete Member

    One of my plants that I think could be close still has mostly white pistils with some curled back and turning color but some trichomes are already turning amber. The trichs say yes but the pistils say no. What should I do.? Don't want to wait to long for the pistils while the trichs are turning amber quickly. Suggestions please..
     
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    twalte

    twalte Well-Known Member

    Are you looking at the trichomes on the leaves or the buds? The trichomes on the leaves often change color earlier than the buds. If your pistils are still white, the trichomes are likely still clear on your buds.
     
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    PungentPete

    PungentPete Member

    Thank you twalte i will look later and see if that is the case. Good call.
     
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    darkzero

    darkzero Well-Known Member

    week 9 will be week 10 tomorrow been watching the trichomes for week was clear diamond 2 days ago first 2 crit + last sweet cheese what do u think IMAG0561.jpg IMAG0562.jpg IMAG0563.jpg
     
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    So according to this, as long as the majority of "older" trichomes are cloudy or amber, my plant is ready to harvest? Does my plant look ready? The trichs are all milky/cloudy, 50-70% hairs amber. The plant is 19 weeks since sprout, and 15 week flowering. Sativa dominant.
     

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    Vnsmkr

    Vnsmkr Well-Known Member

    I dont think any one is going to be able to tell anything from those pictures. Need bud closeups, all you can see is leaf
     
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    So I take it that the info that I have stated alone isn't enough to say yes or no to whether it is done or not? 100% Milky trichs+50%+ amber receded hairs? That sucks. I'll post some magnified pictures tonight though. Thanks man.
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    first off, look at trichs on calyxes, not on sugar leaves. the ones on leaves age faster than the ones on calyxes.
    young trichs are clear, mature trichs are cloudy, over ripe trichs are amber/brown.
    the plant is always producing new trichs, so you'll always have a small percentage of clears, no matter what stage you're looking at.
    what you want is the smallest percentage of clear, a medium percentage of amber, and a high percentage of milky. exactly what ratio is right is really dependent on you, some say they get a better day time buzz with more cloudy and less amber, and more of a couch lock if they let the number of ambers go up.

    it is hard to tell from the pics you posted, but they look pretty ready, most of the hairs look like they've receded, and it looks like you're starting to get a little foxtailing. i'd chop on the available evidence, but the trichs always tell the tale true
     
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    twalte

    twalte Well-Known Member

    These photos may help you @HazednConfused
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info man. I'm on board with with checking the trichs, and I never look at the sugar leaf trichs because as you've stated, a lot of them are already amber and I didn't plan on smoking the leaves. I just needed to know if they "looked" ready to the naked eye."Then there is the overall look of the plant. Many experienced growers simply go by this factor, they can determine peak harvest just by looking at the plant and seeing how it looks from afar regarding colour tinge and the look of the calyxes." <<<This is what I'm looking for. An experienced grower who can look at it "from afar" and be able to tell me it's ready. I wish I had a way to take zoom pics. I'm glad you feel that they are about finished by the info I've given. Thanks again bro.
     
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    I'm hoping these pictures can help a little more. I can't take zoom pictures, but I did clip all sugar leaves to reveal the buds better. Thanks for any input, friends.
     

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    look done to me.
     
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    cannapharm

    cannapharm Well-Known Member

    No offense bro, but you cant tell shit from those photos. Need pictures of the actual tricomes...I can say "looks ready" but only a microscope can tell....
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    i agree, but he obviously doesn't have a camera capable of taking trich pics. so, gotta work with what ya got
     
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    testiclees

    testiclees Well-Known Member

    those cheap usb microscopes are super useful as well

    Wed Mar 09 19-12-18.jpg
     
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    Does the fact that all trichs are milky/cloudy and the majority of pistils are receded and amber mean anything? I thought if these two things were in check then they should be read? If I'm telling you what I see then what is it that you would be looking for in these "closeups" that I'm not givinng to you? Thanks for the repl!
     
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    I'll definitely check into getting one of those. I have a 60x mic from Amazon, but the sight hole is too small to get a good shot with my phone. Thanks for the heads up
     
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    testiclees

    testiclees Well-Known Member

    i bought a real cheap one<$20. It's great but I'd def spend 2x as much to get better images.

    If there was something really sharp for more $, even a lot more, id be really interested
     
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