Here are a few root and plant pics from today.
The mutant is starting to flower - I think. It is so screwed up its hard to tell for sure!
This is a bud site - I think!
Whats amazing to me is how great the roots look!
There is a net pot somewhere in there, but I want to poin tout to @heathen and @TexanMD some of the roots are looking very different from each other. In this close up shot you can see some air pruning on the left side where the shoots are not getting enough mist. and a few places where they are still smooth.
The nozzle is on the right side of these roots and spraying somewhat directly on the roots - more directly so than the other plant.
If we look closely at the lower part of those roots, there is more variation visible in different places as far as the degree of smooth vrs fuzzy, and a reduction in total fuzzy’s.
Here is the 30:1 plant. Its doing much better as far as leaves, buds etc, but it still has some mutant stuff showing up. The roots on it also look pretty darn good over all.
Its roots look great over all, but they also vary from top to bottom and left to right and front to back.
Here is a closer look at one section. You can easily see the differences in root structure from one side to the other. The right side is opposite to the nozzle and will be getting the least mist and no direct spray. The far left is getting some direct spray. Note the smooth roots, then fuzzy roots, the smoother but still with fuzzies. The roots are also more dense on the left side.
Here is a shot of the roots on the floor. These roots have the most mist density and longest hang time being on the bottom. All the big drops fall here, plus eventually, all the small ones too. Its interesting to see the variation in fuzzy’s from left to right and in the middle.
By the way - any areas that look brownish in the pics are not really brown. Its a matter of contrast with the camera. The fuzzy hair sections are so white, the camera makes the smooth parts look brown in comparison. It cant handle that wide a range of contrast.
The main take aways for me are:
The Delavan nozzles work pretty well firing up from the bottom. Much better than any other location I have tried. I might actually win the Eat The Nozzles contest this time - maybe!
My mist environment is in the ball park over all, but there is still a good bit of variation from top to bottom in the chamber and different places in the chamber, and around the roots are getting too much or too little mist. In other words, I dont have perfect coverage or uniform mist distribution in the chamber.
Im still pretty pleased over all with how the roots are developing and how the system is functioning.