It also has a bright LED light ideal for shining the right amount and angle of light for any task.
Endoscopes are not ideal for inspecting cannabis. However, they are easy to use, ultimately, though it’s not ideal to use if you are trying to figure out if your marijuana is ready for harvesting.
Ultimately, it provides suitable solutions to the usual problems concerning pests and plants. It also offers targeted and optimal illumination. Batteries are included, and so is a case to make it compact and lightweight as possible.
Ultimately they provide more even light, and it lasts for over 20 years without overheating. So if you’re looking to save money and enjoy long-lasting bright lights, this is definitely the product for you.
There are dozens of magnifying glasses available for trichomes on the market. In the following guide, we’ll take a look at a few of the best on the market, and why you should be investing in them.
Since trichomes are way too small to be seen with the naked eye, you need a magnifier such as this one with either a 30× or 60x lens to determine the optimal time to harvest.
Once you start noticing a cloudy white appearance on the buds using a microscope, that means it’s time to harvest.
When it comes to viewing and analyzing trichomes, there are often many ways to do so.
If you noticed half of the white hairs starting to darken and curl in, this means that you still have several weeks to go before it reaches the adequate levels of THC to be harvested.
Knowing how to view and analyze trichomes on your marijuana plants is the key to harvesting at the right moment and ultimately reaping optimum yields.
It’s so rewarding to harvest your own weed. Not only does it mark the end of a grow and a lot of work, but it’s also a countdown timer to being able to enjoy the fruits of your labor.
That being said, any cannabis grower who has made it through the flowering stage knows that waiting for the right time to harvest can be a major test of a grower’s patience, and it can be hard to know when is the right time. This is where learning to use a microscope or magnifier to examine trichomes comes in.
Notes: USB microscopes were cutting-edge when they first came out, but they were also a burden because they had to be connected to a laptop or computer. These days, many newer Android smartphones have OTG, which means that they can be connected to USB devices just like a computer. The combination of a smartphone with a USB microscope is tough to compete with since images come in so clearly without a steep learning curve. Make sure your phone can support OTG before getting a USB microscope. This means no iPhone/iPad users just yet…
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- Jeweler’s Loupe: They’re cheap, easy to use, durable and they magnify enough to actually help determine harvest time. A jeweler’s loupe and a phone together are better than either one is on its own. It’s really hard to beat this much value and dependability!
- Use lots of bright natural light for the best trichome pictures. Low light produces blurry pictures and makes it harder to see the true trichome color.
- Keep phone as still as humanly possible when taking shots. Leaning or bracing your phone against something can help keep it steady.
- Try taking pictures from different angles to see which works best.
- Try moving the phone both closer and further to take pictures. Weirdly, sometimes you actually get better pictures by moving the phone camera a little further away.
- Try zooming in and out with the camera software. Each camera is a little different as far as focusing and different levels of zoom can work best for different phones
- The more pictures you take, the greater the chance you’ll get a really good shot. So don’t be shy. Keep clicking!
- Some growers take pictures through a magnifier for even closer pictures (more info next)
As you can see, we’ve purchased many magnifiers/microscopes over the years…
Do you want to maximize your cannabis yields and potency? Read our guide to learn how to use magnifiers/microscopes and pick the perfect harvest time!