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    When reading different diaries and grow reports I see people talking about foxtailing.

    What is foxtailing?

    What causes foxtailing?

    Is it good or bad?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundy75 View Post
    When reading different diaries and grow reports I see people talking about foxtailing.

    What is foxtailing?

    What causes foxtailing?

    Is it good or bad?

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    It's when the bud sites start piling up more and more bud on top of maturing bud and maturing THC. For me that is A good thing, for some they seem to think that more bud at that stage in the life of the bud, is degrading. Doesn't have time to development mature THCa
    before harvest. Even if it doesn't, it doesn't really make that much difference, but does give you more bud than you would have had. JMO

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    This is foxtailing



    Heat & genetics seem to be the main cause...

    Good or bad? The jury is out
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    Quote Originally Posted by hotshot View Post
    It's when the bud sites start piling up more and more bud on top of maturing bud and maturing THC. For me that is A good thing, for some they seem to think that more bud at that stage in the life of the bud, is degrading. Doesn't have time to development mature THCa
    before harvest. Even if it doesn't, it doesn't really make that much difference, but does give you more bud than you would have had. JMO
    Thanks, more bud sounds good to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    This is foxtailing



    Heat & genetics seem to be the main cause...

    Good or bad? The jury is out
    It looks pretty cool

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    It's also the plants way of extending her footprint to greater the chance of catching pollen and can happen when ya pushing a plant to the very end of her life.
    If she's Fox tailing it's time to edge ya bets and get ready for the chop . Ya take her a bit further and your almost guaranteed to get banners.
    Some strains are famous for it the exo likes to fox tail .



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    The current definition of Foxtailing in the States is when the buds begin to get wispier at the very end of their lives. It isn't too desirable for most growers, who prefer to have the hard nuggets. The tip of the bud tends to spread out a little, much like a fox's tail looks, as opposed to a tight nugget. In my opinion, it isn't too big of a deal except to the extreme purists who insist on harvesting when the cloudy Trichomes/Amber Trichomes ratio changes to .0975%, or some stuff like that. It is more of an aesthetic issue than anything, but some folks are purists that insist on having the ultimate bud and turn their nose up to anything but perfection.
    Other definitions might exist, but it isn't a desirable trait if you are a perfection grower. Myself...who knows? I like Foxes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by M_C View Post
    This is foxtailing



    Heat & genetics seem to be the main cause...

    Good or bad? The jury is out
    Where did the picture go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by British green View Post
    It's also the plants way of extending her footprint to greater the chance of catching pollen and can happen when ya pushing a plant to the very end of her life.
    If she's Fox tailing it's time to edge ya bets and get ready for the chop . Ya take her a bit further and your almost guaranteed to get banners.
    Some strains are famous for it the exo likes to fox tail .



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    Funny you say that....last few grows of mine have been GHS exodus cheese. All had at least one plant that foxtailed.
    Beautiful looking plant so it was. Great smoke too.

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    Perfect example of foxtailing right there

    This is on my current grow and is more than likely down to the temps reaching 40┬░ish the other week!

    Just checked trichs and majority clear with a couple cloudy making an appearance but i reckon theyve got 3 week left so should be nice...

    Keeping my fingers crossed they dont hermie on me

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    As BG said the exo is a great example of foxtailing through genetics no matter what temps light etc she will foxtail. Then i have had a og foxtail from top to bottom just from overfeeding, i actually took cuts of it and grew out many times and it never foxtailed again although being subjected to many different types environment with just less feed.
    If the foxtailing is just at the tops imo its the plant making its last ditch for life and of course genetics will play a big part of this.
    But tbh if it smokes well who gives a ....

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    I get foxtails once in a while . Mostly genetics to be honest .

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    Pretty sure my biggest bud is foxtailing... it's way too close to the lights so that may have an impact. Still waiting to see pistils turning brown so I don't dare chop yet

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    That's my one foxtailing... just been reading up and its def caused by the light stress... next time I'll stay away from sativa and train better. So I know it'll have less potency but have yet to learn how much. If it's not worth keeping, is it worth chopping off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Silkadin View Post
    That's my one foxtailing... just been reading up and its def caused by the light stress... next time I'll stay away from sativa and train better. So I know it'll have less potency but have yet to learn how much. If it's not worth keeping, is it worth chopping off?
    That type of foxtail is . Some foxtails are much smoother . Just snip em off when chop is all

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trex View Post
    That type of foxtail is . Some foxtails are much smoother . Just snip em off when chop is all

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    By smoother do you mean less pistils mate? Or would you chop the tails and keep the main bud underneath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WF420 View Post
    By smoother do you mean less pistils mate? Or would you chop the tails and keep the main bud underneath?
    Just less twisted . Looks more healthy . Keep ilthe tails if you wish . Its just esthetics tbh

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