OK, I have been through a lot of forums- have never seen anything like this!
The following pictures are of really tiny “bud-like things” that floated to the surface of my Everclear 190 about 2 hours after dropping in my de-carbed sweet-trim and popcorn buds. This was from ILGM White Widow Auto seeds. These things are under 1/16 inch across. Sorry about picture quality. I used some unusual grow techniques and this bud is especially potent.
I was using really intense LED light and bleached the tips of my terminal buds. Someone said I might go hermie with so much stress. Then there is the second microscope photo, that shows what looks like a capsule with a seam running around it- I am baffled…an immature seed?
Had same thing in my last harvest but had caught some hints things were going to go sideways mainly second flowering surge foxtails gone wild. In some strains they hermi easy with age actually my dad warned me the strain my uncle gave me is prone to it and needs to be harvested at about 15% amber
I also seen those exact kind of pods during my harvest some of which had pollen.
Thanks Hogmaster. I had so much energy on the tops of this plant that the buds bleached some. Part of an experiment I took a little too far. Up to 1200ppm for a week or so. Plant drank a lot and produced some serious aroma, so backed down to 900ppm. I think much more than that is just too much.
These are called “calyx”. A female organ of the plant that may or may not develop seed within, based on if she has been pollinated. Calyx are a normal development on all female cannabis plants. It’s what we smoke, along with pistils and possibly some leaf.