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Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Stole this from that other Idiots thread, since I reported it and may get taken down

If there is one person I think you can trust to give you the right info, it's Ed Rosenthal. I included an excerpt from a recent article.

Other very good professional growers that you may want to check out include Kevin Jodrey and Kyle Kushman. These guys started out as underground growers that have stepped into the age of science with this plant.


What Is The Best Way To Determine Your Cannabis Picking Time?
Watch the development of the trichomes.
Macro shot of immature trichomes.

Macro shot of immature trichomes.
Trichomes are the stalk-like resin glands that contain the active compounds, which grow on the leaves surrounding the flowers.
The flower area becomes covered with resin glands over time.
The length of this stage of growth usually lasts two to three weeks; in modern varieties these glands ripen in seven to nine weeks from flower initiation.
Late-season and long-maturing varieties usually spend about three to five weeks in this period of heavy trichome growth.
Macro shot of mature trichomes. Photo by  Dynasty Genetics.

Macro shot of mature trichomes. Photo by Dynasty Genetics.
As flowers near ripeness, their caps swell with resin and the trichomes become more prominent and stand erect.
The viscous, sticky liquid that accumulates contains terpenes and cannabinoids, which are produced on the inside membrane of the trichome cap. As the resin accumulates in the cap, the flower odor becomes more intense.
The odor reaches its peak at the same time the trichomes begin to fluoresce in the light, twinkling like little crystals. In some varieties, the trichomes are so prominent that the whole bud sparkles. Using a magnifying glass, a photographer’s loupe or a microscope, monitor the buds’ progression to the peak of ripeness by watching the resin in the gland tops.
Stalked capitate trichome with bulbeous trichome. Photo by Professor P.  Dyntasty Genetics .

Stalked capitate trichome with bulbeous trichome. Photo by Professor P. Dyntasty Genetics.
Under magnification, you can see individual glands turning from clear to amber or a cloudy white. These colors indicate that THC is beginning to degrade into two other cannabinoids, cannabicyclol (CBL) and cannabinol (CBN), which are not nearly as psychotropic as THC.
When the trichomes begin to change from clear to amber or cloudy white, the buds should be harvested—this is the peak moment.
The Different Types Of Trichomes
Left: Stalked Capitate Glandular Trichome. Photo by Professor P.  Dyntasty Genetics .

Left: Stalked Capitate Glandular Trichome. Photo by Professor P. Dyntasty Genetics.
Stalked Capitate Glandular Trichomes:
These trichomes are the most abundant and contain the desired cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids that growers seek.
Bulbous Trichomes:
These trichomes have no stalk and are much smaller than the other trichomes. They appear mostly on leaves rather than in the bud area, especially during vegetative growth, and contain cannabinoids.
Crysolith Trichome:
These trichomes do not contain cannabinoids. They grow on the bottom of the leaves to deter pests.
Sessile Stalked Capitate Trichome:
These trichomes appear during the vegetative growth stage and produce only small amounts of cannabinoids.
Beautiful cannabis bud by Professor P.  Dyntasty Genetics .

Beautiful cannabis bud by Professor P. Dyntasty Genetics.
Ripe cannabis reeks of pungent terpenes and each day brings increased intensity of odor.
Rub the leaves surrounding the bud between clean fingers and inhale. This releases aroma molecules while leaving fingers sticky with resin.
Inhale and smell an exotic medley of familiar and unusual odors that may range from sweet to acrid with outlying musks and skunks.
 

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Partial repost from the Seedsman Comparison Thread

The group pic
Little Candida in the back
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The one Dr Seedsman is just stalled, looking goofy. Roots are nice and Brite and a good mass of them. Leaves are a bit ruff, most did from transplant, but new growth is good
Her sister is doing great, topped her yesterday
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Retardo CPK is rocking it after her self battle she had
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The other group

Bloody Skunk Auto is out pacing everyone by a good few inches. She is getting her own home today
Some leaf issue continue with her, most stopped once the transition to DWC took hold
Think she needs more nutes, already showing pre flowers, so we shall see
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And meet Baby Zkittles Auto
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Sister Pink Kush CBD Auto is close behind, maybe later today she will move to the big girl tub


Fun fun fun
 

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Boil boil toil and trouble

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Tiggernado smells the soup I'm cooking

Ya need help Dad??

Just asking for a friend
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Virgin ground

Nug of the Month: June 2019 - Photo of the Month: Aug 2019
Boil boil toil and trouble

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Tiggernado smells the soup I'm cooking

Ya need help Dad??

Just asking for a friend
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Where did you get the tray for your tent?

Did I already ask you that??? Lol.
 

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Where did you get the tray for your tent?

Did I already ask you that??? Lol.
Local hydro store

Is fantastic

Was like $50, the 3x3 in my big tent was like $65

I'm sure Amazon has em, probably spendy due to the size

Can't see the name...I'll try and find it for ya Mistress After Dark VG
 

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018

Virgin ground

Nug of the Month: June 2019 - Photo of the Month: Aug 2019
Botanicare 707063 Rack Tray 2 x 4 ft-Black
Ouch.
Shipping killed that idea real quick.
Might have to hit a hydro store in one of the big cities.
 

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Ouch.
Shipping killed that idea real quick.
Might have to hit a hydro store in one of the big cities.

It's really nice....and slopes so can suck out any liquids in it


Huh huh huh

He said suck
 

Van Stank

Member of the Month: Nov 2017 - Plant of the Month: June 2018, November 2018 - Plant of the Year: 2018 - Plant of the Month: Sept 2019

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018

bluter

Well-Known Member

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Some serious over crowding at the Cannabis Inn today

The troubled Bucket Girls

Candida still looks goofy, Red Poison Auto has wierd verigated leaves but is really starting to take off, and this Dr Seedsman is still stunted
Gunna toss some Great White and maybe Physon20 in to stimulate the roots
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Baby Pink Kush CBD Auto should go into DWC later
Her rooter got totally dried out, poor thing, but she is a fighter and rocking LIFE again
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And Zkittles Auto is a stretchy girl, she needs more light
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Poor Critical Purple Kush is being dwarfed by Black Dominia (l) and African (r)
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This Dr Seedsman, front, is doing great, she lived the topping
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Bloody Skunk Auto is really a grower. I saw another member mention how big she got for him, and I can relate
She got some training yesterday since I see pre flower and didn't top her
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So gunna figure out some plans today

Get a couple more 3gal buckets in so the girls can spread out a bit


Fun fun fun
 

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Alternative project for the day during The Church of the NFL and DWC buckets

Staining Training

Gunna do some de-construction in the RV. Remove the dining table and add comfy chairs
So need to try and make the greyishish White wash color match

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Let these dry and sand them

Fun fun fun
 

Pennywise

Member of the Year: 2017 - Member of the Month: Mar & Oct 2017, Aug 2018, May 2019 - Plant of the Month: Aug 2017

Chris Scorpio

Member of the Month: July 2018
Time to get that camper rocking again. I figured Bloody Skunk would be smaller like DD.
May go camping on Wednesday... I need it

Even breeder says it gets tall, be fun to see
 
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