UVB lighting? How to increase trichrome production!

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  1. Blitz_krieg

    Blitz_krieg SAY WHA.........

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    How to increase Trichome production
    1) Very low humidity- I think most people know that dryer conditions are more condusive to resin production. From my experience and from talking to other people in the industry,,its good to have extremely low humidity
    Try to shoot for 15% humidifity in flowering,,keeping it nice and dry= snow strom
    2) UVB lighting- there has been a lot of research and tests that indicate that exposing marijuana to UVB lighting in flowering increases trichome production. Naturally in parts of the world with high levels of UVB like Afghanastan or kush valley or Thailand have high levels of UVB in there atmosphere. Its believed the leaves makes a "Sun scream" to protect from the uvb. that sun screen people say are trichomes. Adding UVB lighting in flowering DOES increase trichome production if done correctly
    *** UVB lighting is dangerous, it can cause skin cancer,and can turn you blind. You cant see the light it omits, but if your under it for 10-20 min you will get a sunburn. As long as the UVB is on in yr grow area, you don't walk in while its on. As long as you do this everything is fine. I recommend you do from 6-8 hours in flowering starting around 2nd-3rd week of flowering. Start 1 hour a day and gradually increase to 6-8 hours,,,starting in the middle of its 12 hour cycle. Keep the UVB at least 2 feet away from your canopy. Get the reptile lights,,there cheap..they come in .5 and .10 uvb .10 is better obviously,,and they make special lamps to hold them,if you want a reflector for it. Make sure to rig the uvb to a seperate timer,to go on 6 hour into the light period. Please use caution with this,and dont go in there if the uvb is on
    3) Intentional Stress- When your approaching the end of your flowering cycle,you start to stress the plant out. When plants they there dying the only thing they know how to do is grow or try to reproduce. if you start to stress them it is belived by many that the plant will try to get sticker in order to do be able to catch more pollen from a flowering male.
    When you do this,there are some methods i use,and some things to keep in mind
    **Never do this for more then 14 days before yr harvest. They key here is to stress them out just enough,to not give them time to turn hermaphrodite on you. You have to estimate when you think you might have 14 days left,start and harvest no more then 14 days after. It has been reported this method works better with "white strains",but it does work with all strains
    - kick the plant pots everyday,shake the plant a little everyday (not too much)
    - take little thumb tacks, drive them into every branch on the plant right below the last node. Do not break anything,,or drive big things. Just a tack into every branch.your not damaging,,your just pissing her off a little.She wont be happy,but your meds will be happy
    - i know a lot of people like to do 24 hours of darkness,,try 3-4 days of darkness before u chop,or even fuck with the light schedule a little,,i know this seems crazy but trust me
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    Additives - I think there is a lot of hype generated by marketing for fertilizer company's such as advanced nutrients. There are some products on the market that claim to give you more trichomes. but there are drawbacks on each,and most of them are extremely "hot" and can do a lot of damage to your plant
    -PK Boosters- pk boosters are great to increase yield, I don't know if they increase trichomes, or make yr meds stronger.
    -Gravity,Purple maxx- these products made by Humbuldt County, are supposed to make your buds fatter and more sugary. A lot of people claim they work,a lot of people dont. They are very hot products and if not administered to healthy plants, it can kill them. Id rather stay away from these,,but they do work for many people

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    can anyone testifie that these statements are true... i copy and pasted this from i tihnk grasscity.. bit i forget...

    just let me know if this is true...

    i dont think the part about kick the pot plants help... but maybe the thumb tack does..


    oh yeah ... green block me
    test
  2. liquid`acid

    liquid`acid gods busy can I help you?

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    i didnt read all of it, just skimmed parts

    heres whats tand out to me, the humidity thing is a blalance, its not that you want extremly low humidty or high, you want somthin inbetween. most plants (it will depend on where its native to) like high humidty, however it leads to mold so you wanna keep it low.

    stressing the plant does work, i got a buddy who used to swear by shoving tooth picks tho the stalk of the plants near the base a bit befor harvest and it did wonders.
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  3. Blitz_krieg

    Blitz_krieg SAY WHA.........

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    cool... thnks..

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