- Feb 22, 2010
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choices are: Genetics, UVB rays, Stress, or feel free to add your own insight.:48:
and you'd need a mass spectrometer as well...getnasty said:IMO, if you keep your requirements for growing the plants constant between experiments, using clones off of one mother of, say 3 or 4 strains known for their trichome production, with varying experiments that test each of those factors, you would be able to come to a reasonable although nonexclusive conclusion.
I, personally, feel that it's up to the genetics of the plant. If your growing environment is perfect, the only things you could test are different lights, different stress methods, and adding UVB-only bulbs to specific experimentation sites.
You would have 3 or so experiments going at one time, with one strain. After your results are recorded with that strain, move on to the next. Over the course of 3 or 4 years, you should be able to come to an accurate conclusion.
And neither do I as there have been side by side grows where one crop got a lot less water than the other and at the trich level both were the same although the well watered crop was larger.The Hemp Goddess said:I don't think that you can really pinpoint a "biggest influence". While good genetics are crucial (you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear), if you do not have good light, nutrients, growing medium, etc, the best genetics in the world will not make much difference. Ditto everything else. I can say that I personally do not believe that stress contributes to trich production.
they draw energy from the rest of the plant, thats why you see a lot of indoor growers trim their plants before flipped 12/12tastyness said:Is it the light on the bud itself (or the trichomes on the leaves) that make for more production or the light the plant is getting being sufficient during the flowering period (more than 5000 lumens)
I wonder how the buds grow on the bottom of my plant since they don't seem to get as much light.