magnifier for trichomes?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by closetspace, Mar 30, 2009.

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    closetspace

    closetspace Active Member

    hi,
    what kind of magnifier do I need to view the trichomes? what strength? how much does it cost? where can I get one?

    thanks
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    herbose

    herbose Well-Known Member

    Radio Shack, magnifier with light, under USD 20. Internet works too.
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    thchero

    thchero Well-Known Member

    i cant remember were i got mine but it is a tasco 14 x before i got it i used a old rifle scope if u turn it backwards it works great
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    Brick Top

    Brick Top New Member

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    Inkslinger118

    Inkslinger118 Well-Known Member



    420Scope.com.

    26.95
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    robert 14617

    robert 14617 Well-Known Member

    Illuminated Microscope Photos and diagrams
    Click on picture to enlarge them. [​IMG]radio shack 12.00
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    HERBAL ADDICT

    HERBAL ADDICT Well-Known Member

    TO BE HONEST MAGNIFINE GLASS ARE CRAP.... I got a natural history museum pocket microscope. 20x-40x its a beast for less than £20 its able to see inside a trichome and is lit up by powerful led"s,or what eva they called (the fucking crystles).lol.
    this is really what u need. just type on net pocket microscopes im sure you will find 1
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    HERBAL ADDICT

    HERBAL ADDICT Well-Known Member

    here it is

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    HERBAL ADDICT

    HERBAL ADDICT Well-Known Member

    it was £7.99 i just seen price on the back.lol i faut it cost me more
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    Krayven Sumhead

    Krayven Sumhead Well-Known Member

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    la9

    la9 Well-Known Member

    Here is what I like

    http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102638

    It has 3 lenses, 5x 10x and 15x, $8.99 other people have it and like it also, but keep in mind many on here will tell you that it won't work because 15x isn't enough. All you need to do is be able to see the color of the trichromes and you don't have to mess with getting the light the right way like with a microscope, so it is what I prefer. If you don't want to get the microscope it turns into a controversial topic.
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    14pimp

    14pimp Well-Known Member

    thanks for that la9 i hate looking through those 420 scopes, i cant ever fucking see those shits and plus im color blind too so its already hard enough to spot those amber ones. I will have to try out those glasses for shur though
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    effektz

    effektz Active Member

    Yep I used one of those mags from Radio Shack they work pretty well for being so cheap
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    14pimp

    14pimp Well-Known Member

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    la9

    la9 Well-Known Member


    You're welcome, some people will tell you you need 100x to see the color of the Trichs but I don't have any problem with 15x and I don't have to mess with finding light while looking thru a peephole.
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    HERBAL ADDICT

    HERBAL ADDICT Well-Known Member

    40x is perfect, u dont need any more and u dnt really want any less,
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    AKRevo47

    AKRevo47 Well-Known Member

    I wish i wouldve seen this before i bought that 60/100 microscope, you def dont need something like that just to see the trichromes and it makes it very difficult to see more than a few at a time after smashing it into your buds just to get a clear view
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    Dr Greene

    Dr Greene Well-Known Member

    I use a 20x watch glass which I found on the sidewalk downtown.
    You could probably pop a good lens out of a projector or something. Try to get in good wit someone who works in a movie theater or school, they could prob lend u one for free.
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    cwgizzle

    cwgizzle Active Member

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    charlesweedmore

    charlesweedmore Well-Known Member

    cheap magnisifier is here

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