Pistil browning WAY early..

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by grnthmbnoob, Mar 30, 2010.

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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    I'm about 4 weeks in with various strains, and on quite a few of them I've noticed the pistils turning brown and dying. While the others have straight white.. I know the ones with all white are very hardy. Gotta love the Diesels :) My ph is fine, light isn't too close, not over or under watered. Was thinking maybe the humidity is too high?? Has anybody else had this problem?? Also, my buds look rather small. I could post pics if I could figure out how.. I'm a noob at this forum thing.. Thanks much!
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    FuZZyBUDz

    FuZZyBUDz Well-Known Member

    this is fine, just pay attention to the tricromes, the pistil are an indicator of nothing



    try copy and paste for ur piks, or click and drag.;-)
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    I did, and they look fine. Clear in color, and more coming everyday. No worries even if 60% of the hairs are brown?? I've added a dehumidifier set to 35%.
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    BKCSG

    BKCSG Active Member


    hmm.. I agree that you're probobly fine, but it could be a symptom of stress. Does your soil have good drainage? what are your temps? how close are your lights and what watt?
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    johnwashburnx30

    johnwashburnx30 Well-Known Member

    i always have this problem too. im at about40 days and this is starting to happen. but ive heard this is normal at 40 days--?
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    Not so sure about the drainage, but I imagine so yes. It's not packed too tight and there are several holes in the bottom of the pots. I'm running temps 70-75, and I'm using an 8 tube 54w t5 about 6 inches away. Feels good on the back of the hand, and it's never burned them before. Nor are the hairs closest to the light.. I have them in a 5'x5' tent with a 6" fan venting it out.. but only back into the house, not outside. Trying to post pics but having a problem it seems.
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    Bauks

    Bauks Well-Known Member

    I found that when I squeeze some of my buds with my fingers to check how fat their are .....where I squeezed the pistils often turn brown ...that may be it ..just throwing the thought out there
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    KingInDaCloset

    KingInDaCloset Active Member

    Just another thought...are you using an Ozone generator by any chance?
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

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    Is this normal for 25 days in???
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    KingInDaCloset

    KingInDaCloset Active Member

    Or foliar feeding or treating with any kind of fungicide?
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    No ozone, no. The middle pic above is the one closest to the light, and as you see.. the hairs are fine.. The others are what I worry about
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    Nope.. The gf misted the hell out of them about a week ago though
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    BKCSG

    BKCSG Active Member

    check the holes in your pots and make sure they aren't clogged/blocked. soil can the holes to the point where water can collect at the bottom of your pots and cause root rot. I usually put some pebbles or hydroton at the bottom about an inch so the water drains and nothing blocks the holes.
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    Nope.. the holes are fine. Quite dry in fact.
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    johnwashburnx30

    johnwashburnx30 Well-Known Member


    i've seen it happen as early as that too. like the other guy said, do you touch yoru buds? i never touch my buds unless i really have to. also do you have males in there? some pistils will die if they get pollinated, lets hope thats not whats happening here
    :leaf:
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    There's a good possibility that i'v touched them, but not every single one that's like that.. No males, all clones. Maybe the strain?? Anybody had experiance with strawberry cough? That's the one with the most brown hairs...
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    FuZZyBUDz

    FuZZyBUDz Well-Known Member

    i still think its just genetics or in the strain itsself, regardless i think ur fine....still.bongsmilie
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    grnthmbnoob

    grnthmbnoob Member

    I'll take your word for it Fuzzy.. You seem to know more than I do. This is only my 2nd harvest so I don't exactly know what to expect from all of them.
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    johnwashburnx30

    johnwashburnx30 Well-Known Member


    i agree, your probably fine
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    FuZZyBUDz

    FuZZyBUDz Well-Known Member

    just wait it out, wat r u gunna do regardless? not much.

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