Cannabis Microscopes and Supplies
Trichome development helps you decide the right time to harvest your cannabis plants. If you harvest before trichomes achieve their color, you won't achieve the quality you wanted. And to get a good look at trichome development, you need to get up close and personal with a microscope that uses:
Lighting conditions where you grow your plants can vary. Bright, reliable, even LED lights give you the best look at trichome growth.
You can make out most details on your cannabis plants with stereo zoom of 7X to 45X, but some details require up to 160X to really dig into.
Cover your bases and prove you're doing everything right. Capture images with a digital microscope camera and keep detailed records of your harvest.
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Cultivating cannabis is a science like any other.
Whether you use marijuana for personal purposes or you're a cannabis grower for business, increasing the desirable qualities of your cannabis plant through selective breeding is in the front of your mind.
To do that, you need to get a good look at your cannabis plants. And the best way to do that is with a cannabis microscope.
Every microscope you find on this page is curated for its value to the cannabis industry.
Specifically, however, a Dino-Lite digital USB microscope is the best tool on the market for examining the trichome on your plant under any level of magnification.
It's far better than a jeweler's loupe or magnifying glass
It's far better than a Carson Microbrite
It's far better than any other handheld magnifiers you'll find
For most of your applications, it's even better than a traditional stereo microscope or digital microscope (with some exceptions, which we'll get to).
No other pocket microscope gives you the kind of insight into your marijuana bud, cannabis flower, and trichome makeup as this USB microscope.
Every model of Dino-Lite we recommend as a marijuana microscope achieves a more appropriate, higher magnification than any other available mini microscope.
And higher magnification isn't always the most important factor. The key term is appropriate.
At around 160X magnification, you have the best image of the:
Glandular trichome (and you'll see lots of stalked trichomes because they're most prevalent).
Pistil (the hairs that don't matter for cannabinoid production, but matter for reproduction between the male flower and female flower).
...and competing cannabis microscopes don't achieve the level of magnification marijuana growers really need.
Note: Trichomes are responsible for the production of cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpene profiles that make the marijuana plant so aromatic. Trichome development helps determine the right time for harvesting marijuana. If you harvest your marijuana before trichomes achieve their color, you won't achieve the desired thc level and there will be fewer fragrant terpenes.
Don't stop there!
After you harvest, you can continue with a USB microscope like the Dino-Lite when you inspect your buds for fungi. Dino-Lite accessories allow you to set up a quality control environment with a large working distance between the microscope and sample, so you can have a consistent workflow where you grow and where you test.
The occasional weed grower uses a stereo microscope (or one modified with a digital camera to use as a digital microscope) for documenting the quality of cannabis buds in a highly controlled environment after harvesting the bud of the weed plant.
This can be an affordable option, and the stereo microscope will last a very long time - giving your business value for decades.
In case you couldn't tell. We wholeheartedly recommend Dino-Lite digital microscope over the old school magnifying glass or anything else. No other instrument excels so comfortably in the cannabis industry.
We'd love to help you find the perfect model for your business or home cannabis sativa grow op. Give us a call and let us know how we can help.
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