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Old 07-29-2014, 05:19 PM
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Hello,

I grow Shark Shock, I'm on Flo+62 and I not sure about the maturation of the trichome, can you help me please?

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Old 07-29-2014, 06:01 PM
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Generally speaking
Clear trics would be more suitable to a sativa(high/racey) or indicate immaturity/not ready for harvest
Mostly/all milky/opaque trics are ideal imo
Some amber milky would be more of a couchlock/stoned
All amber means past prime/harvest window
Keep in mind trics continue to mature/breakdown after you harvest
If im not mistaken shark shock is indica dom. I would wait untill at least all milky/opaque, if not 10-15% amber before harvesting.
Hope this was helpful....
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Generally speaking
Clear trics would be more suitable to a sativa(high/racey) or indicate immaturity/not ready for harvest
Mostly/all milky/opaque trics are ideal imo
Some amber milky would be more of a couchlock/stoned
All amber means past prime/harvest window
Keep in mind trics continue to mature/breakdown after you harvest
If im not mistaken shark shock is indica dom. I would wait untill at least all milky/opaque, if not 10-15% amber before harvesting.
Hope this was helpful....
All the best to you
Yes Shark Shock is Indica/Sativa, I've 3 indica dom, 2 half indica/sativa, and 1 sativa, actually the number 8 is the sativa one.
So You think that my trichomes are still transparent?
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:28 PM
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color be damned, they still have some swelling to do. They do look nice though

the row marked two might be ready IMO

EDIT: are these outdoors? I'm not sure if some of the heads aren't swollen or if the heads have been knocked off.
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Old 07-29-2014, 06:30 PM
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Ok thank you, I ve to be patient :-)
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:22 AM
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Color not be damned...
Color will influence effect and is imo the best(if not only)way to truly determine maturity.
Swelling of the glands will continue untill you decide to harvest.
I personally do not see any mature trichs in any of your pics.
Yes, patience my friend.

If i might add...
There is a great section here on drying and curing called "after the harvest" i believe.
I STRONGLY recommend reading thru it.
You wouldn't want to put in all the time and effort of the grow for nothing. Improper drying/curing will ruin your crop. Just some unsolicited advice...
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:05 AM
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Trichomes are not the best way to judge a plant anymore than the percentage of brown pistils to yellow/white. the plant must be looked at as a whole to make a decision on when is best to chop.
color of gland heads can vary drastically on different parts of the plant.

I like to look at the whole plant, check out for swollen calyxes, its dimensions, and pistils receding into calyxes. Also, when the plant stops heavy drinking of water is also a good time for harvest

hope this helps.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:06 PM
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Color not be damned...
Color will influence effect and is imo the best(if not only)way to truly determine maturity.
Swelling of the glands will continue untill you decide to harvest.
I personally do not see any mature trichs in any of your pics.
Yes, patience my friend.
When I said color be damned I meant there is no color change to speak of yet, best pay attention to the other signs for now.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:17 PM
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I didn't mean to sound abrasive
Im just tryin to help dude stay on the path to success
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:34 PM
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Trichomes are not the best way to judge a plant anymore than the percentage of brown pistils to yellow/white. the plant must be looked at as a whole to make a decision on when is best to chop.
color of gland heads can vary drastically on different parts of the plant.

I like to look at the whole plant, check out for swollen calyxes, its dimensions, and pistils receding into calyxes. Also, when the plant stops heavy drinking of water is also a good time for harvest

hope this helps.
Bless up
While different parts of the plant mature at different times if you end up with all amber trichs waiting for all those things your crop will be useless to your needs. I have frequently harvested in stages but i go by trichs to determine the maturity and desired effect. This has worked pretty well for me for 38 years of growing our beloved herb.
Different strokes.....
Best of luck

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