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Checking for amber trichomes
    #621667 - 05/06/12 08:27 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Hi everyone,
I have a Critical Jack Auto plant in bud, which should be finishing.
But everytime I check it, all I can see are white trichomes, no ambers.
Every now and then I think I spot some, but I later realised it was because there were red hairs behind them, lol

I am using a 20x Jewellers loupe. How obvious should it be?
Is it clear as day and night?
Or do you need to look really closely?

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Re: Checking for amber trichomes [Re: magick81]
    #621675 - 05/06/12 09:13 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)




You have to pay attention.  Look closely, take sample from different areas of your plant.  It can take a while to ripen man.


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Re: Checking for amber trichomes [Re: Hawksresurrection]
    #621784 - 05/07/12 09:42 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

Thanks
Unfortunately, its not that clear with my 20x loupe, and my 60x-100x pocket microscope is hard to see with, as its not a flat surface.
Gonna buy a new loupe today. What magnification is better. Also, I cant successfully navigate the microscope since the image is back to frount and upside down lols
40x loupe will do?
I think its done, so I started flushing, but wanna get another loupe for my next batch.


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Re: Checking for amber trichomes [Re: magick81]
    #621810 - 05/08/12 02:56 AM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I use a small 30X handheld scope with a built in light for this/ works great.


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Re: Checking for amber trichomes [Re: Dr. Siekadellyk] * 2
    #622202 - 05/11/12 03:08 PM (10 years, 3 months ago)

I use a 60-100 handheld that has a light.  I just cut off a little piece of sugar leaf from different areas of the plant and put it on a flat surface.  Works great for me.


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