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Gold leaf, a cactus or a hairy animal?...

Gavroche

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Yes, it's true, I believe that nobody here grows gold leaf..

Oui, c'est vrai, je crois que personne ici ne fait pousser les feuilles d'or...
 

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Leaf hairs (actually called trichomes) are glandular structures that secrete plant alkaloids, like nicotine, to deter insect predation. Generally speaking, the hairier the leaf, the stickier it feels. It's this secreted nicotine that is rinsed away following a rain.

Although I haven't read any study of sunlight diffraction by trichomes, I'm sure they would have some impact.

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Leaf hairs (actually called trichomes) are glandular structures that secrete plant alkaloids, like nicotine, to deter insect predation. Generally speaking, the hairier the leaf, the stickier it feels. It's this secreted nicotine that is rinsed away following a rain.

Although I haven't read any study of sunlight diffraction by trichomes, I'm sure they would have some impact.

Bob
I was at the Muttart Conservatory http://www.edmonton.ca/attractions_events/muttart-conservatory.aspx on the weekend. It is a set of four large pyramid greenhouse gardens, each with their own theme. In the desert pyramid there was a blurb about a plant with hairy leaves on a plaque explaining the light diffraction theory. That's all I know.
 

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Leaf hairs (actually called trichomes) are glandular structures that secrete plant alkaloids, like nicotine, to deter insect predation. Generally speaking, the hairier the leaf, the stickier it feels. It's this secreted nicotine that is rinsed away following a rain.

Although I haven't read any study of sunlight diffraction by trichomes, I'm sure they would have some impact.

Bob
I noticed the hairy/stickiness correlation with my harvest. It escapes me which variety it was but I remember when I was priming , just after one row my hands were as if I had dunked them in tar . Which by the way took using Comet and a scrub brush to clean my hands.
 

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I noticed the hairy/stickiness correlation with my harvest. It escapes me which variety it was but I remember when I was priming , just after one row my hands were as if I had dunked them in tar . Which by the way took using Comet and a scrub brush to clean my hands.
And probably no "need/craving" to smoke for some hours.
 

Gavroche

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The children in the African plantations of fields of tobacco have poisonings

Les enfants dans les plantations africaines de champs de tabac ont des intoxications
 
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