Trichomes & Harvesting

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

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    it very much depends n the strain you're growing and the conditions its been grown in how it looks at the end, some are very obvious about being ready, some look ready before they are, and some stay very fresh looking right to the end and can get over ripe on you if you don't look at the trichs. from the looks of the plant and you saying the trichs are all milky, i'd actually wait a few more days, i like to get 10 to 15% amber trichs before i harvest, but thats a personal preference, its ripe now, but ripe like a banana that still has a touch of green on the skin, i like to wait till it gets that first brown spot
     
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    HazednConfused

    HazednConfused Well-Known Member

    Exactly what I wanted to know. I'll definitely wait longer and check the trichs daily. I really needed to chop it 2 weeks ago, but I couldn't find the nerve to actually ruin a harvest that has taken 4+ months to get to. I'm glad I didn't chop. Thanks again for the time and info bro. Appreciate it.
     
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    atrumblood

    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    I have read pretty much every post on this thread, but I am still not sure I trust my judgment.

    Would you guys say this is ready?

    The trichomes appear to be mostly all cloudy.
     

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    it looks like at least one, maybe two of those are from leaves, you have to go with calyx (bud) pics.
    leaf trichs age faster than bud trich, they can have a good bit of amber and your buds are barely cloudy.
    it looks harvestable from what you show, but its just barely harvestable, check those bud trichs, you want at least 10% brown/amber, if you got that you're good, if not, i'd wait
     
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    atrumblood

    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    The last pic was from a calyx. Also I should mention the the hairs (pistils) are still mostly white. Though they are starting to turn red/brown. With the little information I have given. Would you say one or two more weeks?
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    two, maybe even three. let all the hairs recede, you probly still have a good swell coming, the buds will put on a lot of weight in the last two weeks. and look at bud trichs, try to get a good view from the side so you can see the heads clearly, when you start to see ambers on calyxes you're getting close, up to you when to call it then.
     
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    atrumblood

    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    Thank you for your help. I will try to get some better pics. It is hard to snap a good photo when the damn thing won't hold still. :P
     
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    atrumblood

    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    Starting to swell up like you said.
     

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    atrumblood

    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    Nearly there I think. I really need to get me a better microscope.
     

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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

    looks pretty close, use your discretion, its hard to say without being able to see it in person. if you look close theres hardly any amber/brown trichs, i think i'd wait till i saw a few more
     
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    atrumblood

    atrumblood Well-Known Member

    Awesome. Might just have some Halloween treats after all :).

    Thanks.

    I'm sure I'll make another post before then. Someday I will have the confidence to judge it my self.
     
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    TripleMindedGee5150

    TripleMindedGee5150 Well-Known Member

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    What do you guys think ? It kinda has a brownish tinge to it to the naked eye. Medical quality or not
     
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    Roger A. Shrubber

    Roger A. Shrubber Well-Known Member

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    alwayshigh1

    alwayshigh1 Member

    I have a amnesiac in flower, its ment to be grown for medical uses. What difference are you looking for? Trichs? Sorry newb here...
     

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    twalte

    twalte Well-Known Member

    We're looking at the trichomes for color changes.
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    alwayshigh1

    alwayshigh1 Member

    Apo
    Apologies, I thought he was meaning there was a difference to look for in medical quality buds. Dam I need my scope to arive :(
     
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    haight

    haight Well-Known Member

    Nice chart anyway
     
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    420herbalist

    420herbalist Active Member

    Have been able to get some decent pics of my trichs. (Nirvana BlackBerry) Nirvana says 9-11 week flower.

    Day 34 Flower
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    Day 42
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    Day 48
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    420herbalist

    420herbalist Active Member

    keeping it going.
    Day 55 Flower

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    Little further down (different bud)
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    Little while longer..Every time I go down it seems like she sprouts new tufts of white hairs all over..
     
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    Huckster79

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    I heard it said for every plant harvested late 100,000 where taken early. Good job on waiting her out. I added a week to my gg4 and go approx 70 days for top harvest, madeva huge difference in quality. I grow flad boroad
    LSTed girls so this last time i took top layer off at 69 days, used to go 60 to 65. Dairing those ambers made a good difference. But anyway about trichs. Lower stuff looked "young" to naked eye, so we scoped Em: clear as a bell. Took another 4 weeks for them trichs to mature, and holy hell it went from popcorn bud hash bag quality to some of strongest herb iv ever smoked. Just anecdotal tail of why that trich maturity is what matters most.
     
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