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About Saintskinny

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    Muskegon County, Michigan
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    Dabbing, Growing plants, Making errl, playing with my dog, electricity, physics, science, botany, and many more.
  1. Howdy, lets say I've been making BHO for my personal stash for years, and had previously been using an open ended glass blast tube, but I recently got a tiny little closed column extractor to see how it works. What are the differences in using a CC setup as opposed to an open blast setup? Haven't had a chance to use it yet so I figured I better get an idea before I theoretically start... not sure why I'm being theoretical, but oh well lol... Any tips, tricks, etc are appreciated. Growers Love, Saint PS I know I'll need to pull a Vac in the tube, I got that covered. Thanks, all!
  2. Thanks, Jose! It's been a looong road, and an exhausting journey. Buuut I'd do it 100 times over in a heartbeat, You only have one Mom!
  3. Hey guys! Just thought I'd tell a little about myself. I've been growing about 6 years now, and loving every minute of it. I've been a user of medical herb since I was in 8th or 9th grade, they always said weed would be a gateway to more dangerous things like sucking toes for crack and fruit loops. Well, they were half right, in that MJ can be a gateway, but not to dangerous things, whenever anyone I talk to says the words "cannabis is a gateway" in that order is when they say "growing has been a gateway to gardening, I now have a jungle in my backyard." or something similar. Thats the boat I'm in, at first I was only into growing my girls. Then I decided to grow some catnip for my little fuzzy buddy Etnie. After I learned catnip had pest repellant properties I looked for other companion plants to help me grow the dank, and found that I'm interested in botany and plants as a whole. 5 years from my first 'companion plant' experiment and I'm growing Tomatoes, Beans (to fix nitrogen into the soil), and a gang of plants, consisting of Lemon Balm, Mint, Cayenne and Habenaro Peppers, that I plan on turning into an insect repellent. I also have a sundew and Venus Flytrap ... Along with some Romanesco, which I thought was beautiful and has a very interesting fractal pattern. I love growing both hydroponically and organically in supersoil/no till type situations, Although I find myself digging deeper and deeper into the 'soil food web' rabbit hole. I love the symbiosis achieved by a soil crawling with microbeasties and other soil life, and the fact that i'm not feeding my plants from bottles filled with "who-knows-what" and other shit I cant pronounce. I'm currently using Roots Organic's uprising line to amend my soils and it seems to be going well in my outside bed. For my hydro I'm using Soul Synthetics, I've had good results with Supernatural brand dry nutes but I liked the idea of the soul line, that has both organic inputs as well as mineral. I'm also a caregiver for my Mom (who will be referred to from here on out as 'Momma Saint') who has been fighting AML (a form of leukemia) for a few years. after she was first diagnosed, she completed the treatment but ended up with a STAPH infection in her PICC line, which ended up with her in an (induced) month long coma. She recovered from that and in Feb this year she had a nosebleed that wouldn't stop. I brought her into the ER and her AML was back. While we were dealing with that, we decided on a Bone Marrow Transplant to rid her of the leukemia (if all goes well) for many years. We knew there was a chance of something horrible happening but it was a risk we had to take. On May 18th, the day after my birthday, Momma Saint was admited to the Tranplant Unit at Spectrum/Butterworth hospital. It has been quite a long process, But I'm happy to say it looks like the transplant has been a success, and a couple weeks ago I was able to bring Ma Saint back home to finish healing. She's now about 40 days past her transplant and (knock on wood) there have been zero setbacks and things are all going as planned. It's been more exhausting than I can explain but I'd do it a thousand times again if I had to!
  4. Thanks! any thread thats got some good starter breeding info? I was helpin a buddy trim and we started talking about bringing out a certain taste and it kinda reawakened my interest in breeding... breeding plants... breeding two plants together, not me breeding with a plant... just clarifying lol first wake n bake in years has me a bit foggy
  5. I would be more concerned about the vessel used for blasting. If you cant get a purpose made BHO tube, I've heard of people using food grade PVC to make blast tubes. but seriously man, you dont want whats in that water bottle leaching into your errl. Not sure about now days, but in high school we were told it was sketchy to reuse plastic water bottles FOR WATER, because the cheap plastic leaches after awhile. Now this could be complete and total BS, I just remember anytime I'd refill my bottle, there was a 50% chance someone would feel the need to tell me. If money is tight, Dandlco has little 4" glass blast tubes for $10. I bought one and I love it, but if you want to run a larger amount of plant matter, it'd be a pain...
  6. Hey all! I'm new to strainhunters so I though I would introduce myself. My name is Travis but most people call me Skinny. I've been a MMJ patient for 4 years and growing about 3 years with a handful of succesful soilless and hydro grows under my belt. Last year, Our living situation became unbearable (Grandpa's having issues with mental stability, not sure what it is bc he wont be honest about whats going on. we spent years hoping it would improve or that he would get help, no such luck.) so my Mother and I had to move to a Hotel until we could find a place, which took ~4-5 months. I obviously couldn't set up my grow at the hotel very easily, so I wasn't able to grow the whole time, it was effin' torture... But now we got a new place, and luckily a neighbor has the same appreciation for skunk I do, but doesn't have time to grow for himself. for now I have a space to grow for myself again, and if he likes what he sees, I may take him in as a patient. I decided to get back into the online community to help others, learn a thing or two, and maybe get a hand when needed lol Im looking forward to being part of this community!

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Strain Hunters is a series of documentaries aimed at informing the general public about the quest for the preservation of the cannabis plant in the form of particularly vulnerable landraces originating in the poorest areas of the planet.

Cannabis, one of the most ancient plants known to man, used in every civilisation all over the world for medicinal and recreational purposes, is facing a very real threat of extinction. One day these plants could be helpful in developing better medications for the sick and the suffering. We feel it is our duty to preserve as many cannabis landraces in our genetic database, and by breeding them into other well-studied medicinal strains for the sole purpose of scientific research.

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