1. I check trichs and like to look for 50/cloudy 50/amber or close to that..
2. BeaverHuntr checks for trichs with his 15 dollar microscope from radio shack its covered in sticky hash
3.I count flowering from first day of 12/12
4. Not really I do check hairs too but mostly rely on trichome look.
5. I'm a lover not a fighter.