First Grow - Trich Pix - Opinions?

#1

I took these on the buds of my Green Crack Auto (Sativa) … As it is first grow, I’m wondering how close I look to harvest? I tried getting closer pics but it’s pretty difficult so these are from just my 40/60x loupe. I have a digital USB that will be here Friday. When I look with my 120x, my buds are very cloudy, no amber yet, but being a sativa… wouldn’t you want to harvest when all are cloudy? Weirdly like half of my cola has red hairs and the other half does not… Also example in pics lol.

I plan on chopping the top half and then let the bottom half mature.

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#2

In my novice opinion, you have more time. Normally start checking trichs when pistols are 75% plus brown/red shriveled.

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#3

More than this? What would you say I am at now… Percentage wise?

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#4

Further than I first thought.

You are looking for cloudy trichs. If you want a couch lock night you want 30%-50% amber.

I like 10-20% amber.

Your trich pics still look pretty clear. Let’s wait for someone else to chime in.

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#5

Still a lot of clear trichomes. Don’t judge the pistils, the trichomes tell the whole story. :wink::v::bear:

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#6

I agree with @MattyBear still see clear trics in your pics!!

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#7

I’ll take some more pics Friday when the digi gets here, it’ll be a lot easier. As always, thanks MattyBear :blush:

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#8

No problemo :wink::v::bear:

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#9

The buds look great, but the trichomes say give it more time. I’d take another close look within a week and see if there’s any amber or all cloudy.

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#10

I just want to know how you got that good of a pic for your profile pic?! Is it yours?

#11

I used the google machine.
Excellent point though. It may be time to change it.

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#12

Tsk, damn. I was really hoping it was your pic because then I was going to ask what kind of loupe do you have and where can I buy it…

#13

I broke an old laser pointer open, took the lens out of it, made a small wire frame to go around the lens, and taped it over the camera lens on my cellphone. I can’t find a picture, but some of the photos I took with it are here: Closet/Frigidank™ perpetual grow

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#14

Where’d you get the idea to do that? Very clever. Might have to have my husband rig up something for me…

#15

Connects to laptop.

#16

Yep! I’ve got this one coming Friday! Excited to test it out.

#17

They work well with a steady hand, or even better try to make a stand for it to prevent camera shake.
Then all the photos are sent to your laptop, and you can pick and choose which photos you prefer.

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#18

I saw the idea somewhere online…can’t remember. I can’t take credit, anyway. I have a microscope for looking at trichomes, but it’s impossible to get photos through it. I’ll probably invest in a USB microscope when I get going again.

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#19

Your mostly clear. I’d give it at least 2 more weeks. I know it sucks but your patience will be rewarded. Plus the buds will swell even more. Even based on pistils, your still not there.

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#20

For some reason the camera lags out as soon as I’m trying to focus on trichomes… Can’t get it to work for crap!