browning hairs

Discussion in 'Sick Plants & Problems' started by tkdchmpn, Mar 10, 2007.

  1. Mar 10, 2007 #1

    tkdchmpn

    tkdchmpn

    tkdchmpn

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    2
    Hi everyone-
    I have a little girl that has been flowering for ~5 weeks.

    I have noticed that a couple of the lower buds white hairs have begun to turn brown. just want to get an idea if this is normal or due to a nutrient disorder.
    ---all of the other buds look good but i want to stop it if it is a bad thing
    THANKS:D

    CIMG2827.jpg

    CIMG2828.jpg
     
  2. Mar 10, 2007 #2

    frankpeterson

    frankpeterson

    frankpeterson

    Proffessor

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    9
    Pretty sure the hairs are supposed to turn brown. Otherwise were all in ****. Your more than half way done flowering so we would have to say this okay. Anyone else?
     
  3. Mar 10, 2007 #3

    kindphriend

    kindphriend

    kindphriend

    El petardo fumado

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Messages:
    253
    Likes Received:
    15
    Brown hair or orange hairs are perfectly normal as the white ones dry up. I have heard that when about 3/4 turn orange they are done, but the best way to test is by looking at the amberish color in the trichromes.
     
  4. Mar 10, 2007 #4

    frankpeterson

    frankpeterson

    frankpeterson

    Proffessor

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2006
    Messages:
    314
    Likes Received:
    9
    Agreed. We put ours under a 10x magnifier and you can see the color of them. Try not to get lost in that world as we did. Staring at the buds can consume a bit of time if you like to glare. Before they were just normal frosty buds, but under a 10x. They are really frosty and good to look at. Make sure you have a bowl close by lol. You can see the trichomes perfectly and decide when you want to make the cut.
     
  5. Mar 10, 2007 #5

    Elephant Man

    Elephant Man

    Elephant Man

    "MAD SCIENTIST"

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    311
    Sounds like she is ripening on time. The only reason for the pistils to brown early in flower would be a pollination...but 5 weeks is not that early.

    No pollen sacs on her or male plants around are there?
     
  6. Mar 10, 2007 #6

    tkdchmpn

    tkdchmpn

    tkdchmpn

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    2
    negative. She is a female.
    Awsome news. thanks for the help!;)


    ---when you guys are talking about lookng at under a 10x...are you talking about a magnafying glass?
    Amber color mean the plant is done right?
     
  7. Mar 11, 2007 #7

    bombbudpuffa

    bombbudpuffa

    bombbudpuffa

    Sweet Cheeba Chiefa

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2006
    Messages:
    5,881
    Likes Received:
    4,603
    You can get a pocket microscope with a light on it at radio shack. It's 60-100x and only costs $10. I love it, you can see those triches very good with this.
     
  8. Mar 11, 2007 #8

    Elephant Man

    Elephant Man

    Elephant Man

    "MAD SCIENTIST"

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2006
    Messages:
    1,315
    Likes Received:
    311
    A microscope or 'lupe' would be better...hydro shops, radio shack, and ebay all sell cheap ones that work well. A magnifying glass might work under the right lighting with good eyes.

    This picture is of a budleaf taken from very close to the tip of a budsite.The pic below was taken through a microscope or 'lupe'...see the glands that are standing up? They are referred to as 'trichomes' and the tip is what we want to look at. These tips will go from clear to cloudy to amber. Most shoot for as little clear as possible, 25%-50% amber is desired too, but the actually timing in days during the last week will come down to a preference in high...all cloudy being more 'heady' and all (or mostly) amber being a more body effect.

    Remember to look at a few leaves from the top and bottom of the plant and take an average. I usually don't even bother checking until about 25-50% of the hairs (or pistils) are brown...6-10 weeks depending on the strain.

    Good Luck

    DCFC0004.JPG

    DCFC0005.JPG

    DCFC0011.JPG
     
  9. Mar 11, 2007 #9

    tkdchmpn

    tkdchmpn

    tkdchmpn

    Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Messages:
    44
    Likes Received:
    2
    VERY COOL!!!!
    That is so interesting and awsome how this all works.
    Thanks a ton for shareing with me!!!:D
     

Share This Page