UVB elongating trichs???

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by ManyClouds, Jan 28, 2013.

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    ManyClouds

    ManyClouds Active Member

    Added 60 watts 10.0 UVB lighting to my grow and have seen massive results... Is there an upside or downside to a good amount of being trichs elongated?

    i have the UVB on 10 of 12 hours from flower day 14-41

    has anyone had similar results??

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    cannawizard

    cannawizard Weed God

    *a close up (macro) shot of the trichs would help :) , im not sure if I can add any info in-regards to UVb causing elongated trich development but I will definitely look into that. glad you had positive results with your UVb., what strain are you growing?

    #cheers
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    billy4479

    billy4479 Moderator

    So I bought a uvb light on ebay today its been on my wish list 4 a long time ....cannawizard good to see your still around man ..
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    cannawizard

    cannawizard Weed God

    *Sup Billy! , yea I'm still around bro, still keeping the green dream alive :) Enjoy experimenting with your UVb light~
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    ManyClouds

    ManyClouds Active Member

    macro shots coming up!!! it does help that the strain is Blue Dream from Humboldt Seed Org (leftovers from last run) i have two 600 watt hps running with only one having the uvb supplemented, giving me some type of control to compare to. Unfortunately both blue dreams are under the uvb but i have the pineapple express sPlit up and I can see more trichs on the Pinex under the uvb vs the Pinex under reg HPS. I also see that the trichs are LONG abnormally long lol ... Wondering if that has a benefit or drawback???
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    cannawizard

    cannawizard Weed God

    *So from what I gathered.. you are running a system comprised of 2x 600hps covering two strains (blue dream / pineapple express)..
    All blue dreams are currently supplemented with UVb.. And your pineapple express' are split, some exposed to UVb and the rest aren't..

    **You also noticed that the plants exposed to UVb have elongated glandular trichomes.. (Drawback? I would assume =No.. Benefit? I would assume =Yes.. Reasons being that UVb does affect how trichomes mature.. layman's terms, some growers noticed higher potency levels)

    *It's still being debated if UVb actually causes more trichome sites to occur on the floral calyxes and bracts; --having more trichomes does not equate to higher potency..

    ..hope that helps :)
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    ManyClouds

    ManyClouds Active Member

    Blue Dream about 6th node from top cola...

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    ManyClouds

    ManyClouds Active Member

    furrrr sure! Thanks for the help, definitely appreciated. Yes to everything you say, i figured that the Blue Dream had better genetics to produce more resin but i think that woulda been a strain to use as a comparison. However the one thing i notice between the pinex is the two under the uvb are more deficient than the control, both are under exact same temps, ph and feedings down to the PPM. Im not a pro or even trying to look like one, just trying hands on ways to make better quality smoke QUALITY>YIELD for me.
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    cannawizard

    cannawizard Weed God

    *I'm no "pro" either.. just passionately in-love about everything concerning this plant ;) The results we got from blue dream (sativa pheno) exposed to UVb was.. sublime :)

    #cheers
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    Kite High

    Kite High Well-Known Member

    I have noticed no difference in trich formation or amount. But have tested consistently cannabinoid ratio manipulation to my more preferred high likings of more uppy creeper effect and off the charts trippy enhancement. Best tested so far is 10% increase in thc slight reduction of CBd and 7 % increase in thcv in a sativa Dom. Indicas to a lesser degree. IME it takes 150 - 400 ug/cm2 UVB to produce the sought after effects on cannabinoid ratio manipulation. Over 500 decrease yield with no added be benefits. You will have to upgrade your UVB lamps to approach those numbers. If interested I can give you the info on these lamps that are affordable and produce these amounts.
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    ManyClouds

    ManyClouds Active Member

    Very exciting. The one thing I noticed as a downfall to the elongated trichs was on buds that were prone to getting brushed upon had fields of trichs with no heads, which to me seems like im losing some essential terpenes etc
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    cannawizard

    cannawizard Weed God

    *Trichs are so fragile, so much of it is actually lost when people harvest the plant under "rough" conditions.. just wish nature designed them to be more "rigid" haha
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    billy4479

    billy4479 Moderator

    My uvb light came in the mail today and im like in week 2 flowering cant wait for my lights to come on so I can plug this bad girl in ...

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