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05-28-2005, 05:32 AM
check THIS out. ^^
I guess one could in Theory...Find the best time to harvest your plants for optimum effectiveness!!
Just thought I'd post it first here.. couldn't think of where else.
whadda you guys think?
05-28-2005, 05:34 AM
From the Cannalyze website :
For Medical Users
Test the strain yourself before you buy or ask your local cannabis provider to show you the menu according to analysis results. It is best to keep a journal of strains that you consume to treat your symptoms. As you find strains that work for you, you will see a correlation between the analysis and those particular strains.
For Pharmacist & Care-takers
Monitoring the percentage rate of change of the cannabinoids during storage, in terms of the amount of acids present and the presence of the degradation products (due to aging & oxidation) of THC (= CBN) and the forming of degradation products of CBD (= Canabielsoin) and CBC (= Cannabicyclol). Display the fingerprints and THC% of your varieties ‘’on the menu’’
Clear information for the customers, on the desk!
CAT is used for harvesting, storage and quality control.
For Horticulturists & Breeders
Monitoring the percentage rate of change of the cannabinoids in the profile & change in THC percentage by changing one of the environmental parameters during the growth stage.
Determine the difference in the cannabinoid profiles of your F1-offspring and compare the profiles with the parents, P1en P2 and make your selection!. It helps selecting appropriate strains to meet ‘’your’’ needs
Variety recognition; The fingerprint reveals dominant, cannabinol expressing
genes in the offspring, from one or both of the parents P1 and P2.
The influences of maturity1, age, storage conditions and geographical origin on the cannabinoid profile of Cannabis species.
The biosynthesis of cannabinoids and other terpenes parallels the developmental stages of the calyx (five-part carpel structure of the staminate and pistillate flower.) and associated resin-producing glandular trichomes.
Determination of maturational stage and timing of the harvest is based on the average calyx and
resin condition (fingerprint) CAT is used to compare cannabinoid readouts to select parents for your breeding programme. If you were interested in breeding two strains, you would take fresh cannabis flowers from each strain and analyze them for cannabinoids. You can breed two strains that are complimentary or dissimilar ( for example both P1 are high in CBG ( = ‘’hashish’’ like variety, and rare in the marihuana community), or one is high in CBG, or one is high in CBG and the other is high in CBN. Once you have bred the two, you can analyze the flowers of the offspring to see the results of your breeding programme, and observe hybrid vigour you’ve created, as well as her successive generations (FI, F2, F3).
05-28-2005, 05:34 AM
More from their website:
Key Features of Kit
· 40 – 55 analytical (11 TLC plates), extreme low cost, tests on thin layer
· The Kit contains A New & Unique High performance cannabis fingerprint method!
· The Kit enables the user to identify the unique, active compounds in
Cannabis samples; fast, standardized, routinely and…in full color!
· Easy introductory activity and a 6- to 8 steps pictographic protocol
· Striking results
· High resolution power and extreme sensitivity & specificity for all cannabinoids
· Very good separation between THC and THV!
· Only a minimal amount of Cannabis sample is needed!
· Immediate applicability in the field
· It makes monitoring possible: less than 10 mg sample (instead of 100 mg used in
our protocol) will be sufficient for full-screen detection
· Multiple samples can be screened in one run of 20 minutes (full screen) or even in
10 minutes! (small screen)
· Low costs (€ 5,- / analysis. Ordering the refills: € 2,- / analysis in comparison with commercial laboratories: €100, to more than € 400,- per analysis!
· No laboratory in the world offers a cannabinoid fingerprint or high resolution ‘’fingerprint’’ profile of Cannabis species!
05-28-2005, 05:36 AM
More from their stie:
Thin-layer chromatography (TLC) is a chromatographic technique that in many (phyto-) pharmaceutical and analytical research laboratories is used for separation and identification by colouring (chroma =Greek for ‘’color’’) of organic compounds in a mixture of hundreds of compounds, like our cannabinoid drop in figure 1.
TLC is a simple, quick, and inexpensive procedure that gives a quick answer as to how many components are in a mixture. TLC is also used to support the identity of a compound in a mixture when the Rf of a compound is compared with the Rf from the literature (see table 1). In our case, the cannabinoids can be identified by their specific color and specific location (Rf value) and order of appearance on the TLC plate, if carried out with the solvent system from the Kit.
A TLC plate is a sheet of glass which is coated with a thin layer of a solid adsorbent, silica. A small amount of the mixture to be analysed is spotted near the bottom of this plate. The TLC plate is then placed in a shallow pool of a solvent in a developing chamber so that only the very bottom of the plate is in the liquid. This liquid, or eluent or carrier fluid, is the mobile phase, and it slowly rises up the TLC plate by capillary action.
As the solvent moves, it will pass the little spot of cannabinoid-oil micro-droplet of 2 ul that was applied on the bottom of the plate. An equilibrium is established for each component of the mixture between the molecules of that component which are absorbed on the solid and the molecules which are in solution. In principle, the components will differ in solubility and in strength of their adsorption to the adsorbent and the other components will be carried farther up to the plate than the others. When the solvent has reached the top of the plate, the plate is removed from the developing chamber, dried (ventilation!) for 3 minutes. After drying, the separated components (cannabinoids) now separated in the silica plates, will be visualized by spraying the plate with a dye. Thid dye is highly specific for cannabinoids. Every principal cannabinoid will display his own color! THC: wine red, CBD: bright yellow, CBG: orange, CBN: violet etc..(see Table 1)
Another way is UV detection of the spots under a UV lamp: the silica on the thin layer plates used in the Kit contains a fluor, this is a component that absorbs the uv wavelength of 254 nm and which fluoresces every where except where a cannabinoïd or other organic compound is on the plate.
This UV-lamp can be ordered.
05-28-2005, 05:37 AM
Last one... Press Release ::
CAT Cannabinoid Analysis Test
CAT (working title) Cannabinoid Analysis Test kits are being launched in Toronto in May 2005. CAT could revolutionize the already-legal medical cannabis market in Canada.
CAT is a quick, easy-to-use and affordable cannabis analysis test kit that will now be available across Canada and online at www.cannalyze.com. Not only is CAT itself inexpensive to buy, it uses only a tiny sample--100milligrams--of the cannabis (or 50mg of resin) to be analyzed, and provides a qualitative assay (report) on the presence of THC and 5 other cannabinoids: THV, CBC, CBG, CBD, and CBN. CAT also measures the amount of acids, giving an indicator of how ‘fresh’ or ‘old’ the sample is. Results are determined in under an hour. CAT also contains everything you need to determine % THC (potency). Private lab tests, if available, require larger samples, are very expensive, and results can take anywhere from a week to a month. Furthermore, private labs, lacking confidentiality obligations to their clientele, are security risks.
For breeders, growers, medical cannabis clubs, and consumers alike, the benefits of such a kit are immediately obvious--over and above its ease of use and affordability, CAT promotes harm reduction and the effective use of cannabis.
Using the CAT's analyses:
* breeders can test for quality control, breeding traits, and quantify results of breeding and hybridization
* growers can use CAT to a) measure up-to-the-minute levels of their plants to determine ideal harvest time and end product quality and b) quality control
* medical cannabis consumers and clubs can track cannabinoid content of their menu items and establish which strain can target specific symptoms for a specific member – a.k.a. strain-symptom correlation
CAT will be available through retail stores and online and will make its marketing debut at Toronto's Global Marijuana March at Noon on Saturday, May 7, 2005, North Park, behind the Legislature, University Avenue.
Cannabinoids are, simply put, therapeutic compounds found in cannabis. A variety or ‘strain’ of cannabis that, for example, controls seizure may not be a helpful strain in controlling nausea. Matching the specific strain to the specific symptom has always been elusive at best. CAT is a powerful tool in determining these relationships. There are over 60 cannabinoidal compounds known to research, and they are organized into categories or ‘classes’ called Cannabinoids, which are known mainly by their 3-letter abbreviations. There are currently hundreds of strains of cannabis commercially available.
Small CAT kit SRP is $130 and contains approximately 10 tests + taxes and shipping
Medium CAT kit SRP is $275 and contains 20-25 test + taxes and shipping
Large CAT kit SRP is $420 and contains approximately 50 tests + taxes and shipping
all prices in Canadian dollars
Retail and Wholesale inquiries welcome
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
“So You Want Analyze Your Own Medical Cannabis”
The How-To video .mpg format - 100Mb
1) Cannabinoid Analysis aka Fingerprint
2) % THC
How Does CAT work? What do the dots mean, maaaan?or…. The Plant, Not Your Urine!!
Compare Your results with the “Pros”
What else can I test for??
TAC – en francais
new north american debut,now affordable,medical cannabis legal for atp medical holders easy to use qualitative not quantitative.
CBG CBD CBN CBC THC THV
revolutionize the medical cannabis industry
for growers, consumers, and breeders, medical clubs
ahead of the government
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