Cannabis Under the Microscope
This is a five day old plant just emerging from damp rockwool.
Young sprout at 5 days, note the concentration of trichombe structures to deter bugs from eating the new leaves.
Edge view of a cannabis leaf.
Cross section of the major leaf vain. Field of view is 3 mm.
A section of the leaf support (petiole).
SEM image with false color looking from the central rib on the bottom of a leaf towards the edge of the blade. Width of the image is 3 mm.
The bud of a cannabis plant – an excellently prepared specimen. Field of view is 3.5 mm wide.
The bud of an excellently prepared specimen of the base of the female flower (pistillate calyx). Field of view is 1 mm wide.
Polarized light microscope image of rapid-start, a nutrient chemical used in the hydroponic growth of cannabis.
The pistil of the female flower extends in two stalks; here is the base of the stalks.
The glandular trichomes on the edge of a flower case. Width of the image is 0.5 mm wide.
An unknown crystal found on the surface of a bud structure. Most likely this crystal is from dried hydroponic chemicals.
A cross section of a mature stem. This highlights on potential uses of the plant as a source of clothing fibers.
An optical image of the epidermis of the stalk of the plant taken at 40x.
An optical microscope shows the pith cells and the cell wall structures. Dyed with brilliant crystal blue stain to show the cell walls.
Image of a single coil cell structure called the spiral lignin that holds open the tracheid cells to help transport water and nutrients throughout the plant.
Image of a Calcium oxalate crystal. Even a small dose of calcium oxalate is enough to cause intense sensations of burning in the mouth and throat. Field of view is 0.05 mm.
Hope you enjoyed!
Ever wondered what the herb you smoke looks like from up close? Like, REALLY up close? Look no further.