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Forum: Organic Soil 10-24-2018, 01:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Ahhh... good to know the word is getting out, and...

Ahhh... good to know the word is getting out, and I appreciate the accolades. ;)

@CrushnYuba We've hijacked this thread. Would you be so kind as to answer the last questions I had in another CHS...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 10-23-2018, 10:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
You can look at the trichomes of any fully shaded...

You can look at the trichomes of any fully shaded area of a flower. Yes, if you peel open a flower you'll see the same amber as a fully shaded flower. The sugar leaves are definitely going to be more...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-23-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I hear you on the hot water. I literally spent...

I hear you on the hot water. I literally spent about 6 months in a hot bath once. A fresh bath every time the tank heated back up. Tankless... Ahhhhhhh! lol

Did you ever experience hypothermia?...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 10-23-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 280
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
This is the same advice I give everyone. ...

This is the same advice I give everyone.


Use a loupe and check the trichome amber percentage. Count 20 trichomes on the inside of a flower, not trichs exposed to direct light. 1 amber in 20 is...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 10-23-2018, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 35
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Can you drop your temps and humidity? They breed...

Can you drop your temps and humidity? They breed much slower when the temps are low, and low temps require lower humidity to keep transpiration up.


Personally I'd use an ounce of alcohol in a...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-23-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I'm sure you're screaming "where's my CHS!!??"...

I'm sure you're screaming "where's my CHS!!??" but I don't read your posts. lol
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-23-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,296
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Yes, they do indeed and I never said otherwise....

Yes, they do indeed and I never said otherwise. I'm saying none of them are a 'dark' green when they're being fed the minimum for healthy growth. Unless the pH range is too narrow, causing a need for...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-22-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,296
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Sorry, but in 30 years I have yet to have...

Sorry, but in 30 years I have yet to have superior quality come out of a dark green plant. It doesn't happen. Anyone who believes dark green is quality, has not had superior quality in comparison....
Forum: Cannabis Growing Outdoors 10-22-2018, 05:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 431
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
It sounds like a bot, throwing out random things...

It sounds like a bot, throwing out random things from a database which does not include cultivation info.
Forum: Organic Soil 10-22-2018, 02:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
What exactly are the symptoms you had?

What exactly are the symptoms you had?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-21-2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
In my opinion, it's worthless for high quality...

In my opinion, it's worthless for high quality cannabis. From the FAQ, the pH will normally stay within 5.7-6.5, hardly ideal for cannabis.

The main issue with 'steady pH' is you have to use a...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-21-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
And through all this you have had CHS and still...

And through all this you have had CHS and still have it, yes?
What exactly are the symptoms you experience?

Have you checked the dry organic meals or sea grow for neem meal? What organic meals...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-21-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Ok this I find interesting. Just for the...

Ok this I find interesting.


Just for the record, would you please state exactly how your cannabis was grown, the strain, lighting, local air quality & temp/rh, nutrients, any treatments...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 10-20-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
190 proof ethanol Cold extraction...

190 proof ethanol
Cold extraction (water/iso/ice bath)
No green
There are many threads on extraction here, a wealth of information.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 10-20-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 80
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Any specific reason for cherry? Personally,...

Any specific reason for cherry?

Personally, I advise using ethanol instead of iso. Ethanol purges much easier, is not harmful if not fully purged and makes for some very tasty extracts. :)
Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 10-17-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 494
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Addiction is a single term used to describe two...

Addiction is a single term used to describe two different situations.

The first is where a substance or activity brings relief to a known or unknown issue. Because of the relief, the substance or...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-17-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Seriously? I used my own-grown and other-grown...

Seriously? I used my own-grown and other-grown cannabis for 15+ years before moving to neem-central California. When I moved there and used the organic Cali cannabis, CHS reared it's ugly head. Weird...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-17-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I actually haven't posted any charts yet, and...

I actually haven't posted any charts yet, and don't even have any links to them for sharing. They're readily available online with a quick search <hydroponic pH chart>.


I don't trust any of them...
Forum: New Growers 10-17-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,017
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I cringe any time my ppm goes above 750, because...

I cringe any time my ppm goes above 750, because I know what's happening to my quality. ;) Stick with where you're at as it's looking rather decent. :)



Check your pH, then shut off your...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-17-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,296
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Awesome :) No dark green, no apparent...

Awesome :)
No dark green, no apparent deficiencies, headed for very smooth and clean burning flowers. :) There's a bit of wrinkling in the leaves though, did you let the pH hit 5.9-6.0 before...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-16-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Canada doesn't allow it, at least not that I saw...

Canada doesn't allow it, at least not that I saw on the approved pesticide list.

Again, the studies were done with plants which do not absorb and prevent the molecule from breaking down like...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-16-2018, 10:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I know in clay soils, amending with neem seed...

I know in clay soils, amending with neem seed meal is capable of causing CHS symptoms for several seasons.

Just like everything else which has been banned from cannabis use, neem is a product...
Forum: Organic Soil 10-16-2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 725
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Do NOT use neem cake. It still has...

Do NOT use neem cake.


It still has plenty of azadirachtin in it, which is why it makes a good insecticide amendment. Cannabis + azadirachtin is poison and causes Cannabinoid Hypermesis...
Forum: Medicinal Cannabis Forum 10-16-2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,539
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I noticed a 'barely effective' situation in the...

I noticed a 'barely effective' situation in the non-medical states as well. Massive difference when I hit medical states and their selection/quality. ;)
Forum: Speakers Corner 10-15-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 856
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Inauthentic Activity == Most of the actions in...

Inauthentic Activity == Most of the actions in politics these days
Where's the purge there?



Right?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 10-15-2018, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
In my experience, the smoothest smoke comes from...

In my experience, the smoothest smoke comes from the highest quality grow methods. ;) As far as I'm aware, Pro-Mix is a peat based soilless mix, which can be used many ways.
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 10-15-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
lol, well then I'm sure you'll be able to figure...

lol, well then I'm sure you'll be able to figure something out. ;)
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 10-15-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Hrmmm... 75% is a bit low but should work for...

Hrmmm... 75% is a bit low but should work for reclaim. What are the laws for distillation where you're at? :) If you're looking to do your own extracts at any point, I'd definitely look at...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-14-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
:tiphat:

:tiphat:
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 10-14-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
You can relax, they're not the same at all and...

You can relax, they're not the same at all and iso is not produced during fermentation by yeasts. It's a bacterial fermentation. :tiphat:
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-14-2018, 06:54 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
LOL. Cute. I'm here to discuss a proven method of...

LOL. Cute. I'm here to discuss a proven method of cultivation, developed by others over 20 years ago. I claim no master status, only 15 years of experience with it. I learn daily, even after all...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 10-14-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 310
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
CannaRed, You'll find ethanol to be a cleaner and...

CannaRed, You'll find ethanol to be a cleaner and healthier choice.



Show me something which backs this up. I'm pulling a blank on the internet for it. All I can find for iso production is...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 10-14-2018, 03:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I would invest in a window a/c unit for a small...

I would invest in a window a/c unit for a small room for your next harvest. It will both lower temps and dry the room it's in a bit more. I'm hoping things work out for you.
Forum: New Growers 10-14-2018, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I wouldn't. That high of heat is going to destroy...

I wouldn't. That high of heat is going to destroy a lot of terpenes. That high of humidity... how's the mold spore load around there? Did you use high-micron filtered air?
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-13-2018, 08:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
It's a proven hydroponic principle. Look at the...

It's a proven hydroponic principle. Look at the absorption rates for specific elements on any hydro chart and it's plain as day.
I'm not bashing you or your method, I'm pointing out facts which...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 10-13-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 434
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Temps are too high. You should be around 20C for...

Temps are too high. You should be around 20C for terpene preservation. At 60% RH you won't reach the snap stage. You'll need to jar some up in 2 weeks and see if it stays at 55-60% RH after 12hrs or...
Forum: General Gardening 10-13-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Welcome to ICMag!! :D First I've heard of...

Welcome to ICMag!! :D


First I've heard of this. I wouldn't rule out the connection to trimming, did he ever complain of eye issues while trimming? Did he trim a harvest contaminated with...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-13-2018, 02:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=70975...

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=70975&pictureid=1808355&thumb=1 (https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=70975&pictureid=1808355)

This is 700ppm, 19 days into flower. With a...
Forum: Cannabis Harvesting & Processing 10-12-2018, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
PM can be washed off with H202 at harvest time...

PM can be washed off with H202 at harvest time and before. After harvest, I really have no idea what to do.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-12-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I've gotta dig up the thread. The concensus was...

I've gotta dig up the thread. The concensus was 100% CO2 is bad for the plant after a few hours, while helium didn't seem to bother them.
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-12-2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Yes, the small pH swing is limiting your plants....

Yes, the small pH swing is limiting your plants. I fully understand working with what you have though. Looking forward to seeing your progress the next few years. :)
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-12-2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Swing speed depends on plant size, numbers, light...

Swing speed depends on plant size, numbers, light wattage and nutrient solution volume. The easiest way to increase swing time is to use a larger volume of solution, with a smaller volume of solution...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-12-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I'm interested :)

I'm interested :)
Forum: Micro Grows 10-12-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 2,505
Views: 609,167
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
It depends on budget. It's less expensive in the...

It depends on budget. It's less expensive in the short run to keep adding screw in LED's, when you don't have the budget to buy a large wattage light. :)


I've seen some amazing DIY jobs in...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-12-2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 298
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Helium will kill mites without killing plants,...

Helium will kill mites without killing plants, supposedly 12hrs in a dry cleaning bag works. Hrmm... I have some small plants I just found mites on, I just might be able to test this soon. lol
Forum: Indoor Grows - Hydro 10-12-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,652
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
That's a rather small swing. What type of hydro...

That's a rather small swing. What type of hydro are you running, roots-in or roots-out?
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 10-12-2018, 02:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Gathering evidence for and against a list of...

Gathering evidence for and against a list of substances...


SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS

ADB-FUBINACA
FUB-AMB (MMB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA)
ADB-CHMINACA
CUMYL-4CN-BINACA
FENTANYLS
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 10-12-2018, 02:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 322
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
FDA Calling for Public Opinion on Several Different Drugs, for WHO Inquiry

Don't know if you've seen this yet, but get this...





Link to the Document (https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=FDA_FRDOC_0001-8787)
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 10-11-2018, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
I also recommend reading up on the info already...

I also recommend reading up on the info already posted here. Great stuff. :)


Get a scope
Check the trichomes not exposed directly to light
I chop at 5-15% amber


1 amber in 20 trichomes is...
Forum: New Growers 10-10-2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Douglas.Curtis
Might be a bit late now, but you can...

Might be a bit late now, but you can significantly reduce your chances of molds/fungi, by using high-micron filtration on your incoming air. I use home-made plenums and furnace filters, but there are...
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