Capitate Stalked Glandular Trichomes

Discussion in 'Outdoor Growing' started by The Green Iguana, Sep 27, 2006.

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    The Green Iguana

    The Green Iguana Active Member

    This is my first time with an outdoor grow and I'm somewhat confused. Clones were put in the ground the first week of April and I have been anticipating a late October harvest. They are good sized...8 to 9 feet tall and probably 4 to 5 feet wide. The tips of the pistils are just now starting to turn but the majority are still white. I decided to grab my 30X for a closer look at the glands. Here is what I see...30% clear trichomes and the remaining 70% have opaque heads with dark stalks. I also see dark stalks without a head as if they have already ruptured. I can't really tell if the stalks are black, purple, brown, etc...Just that they are dark in color. Clones from the same mother, that were grown indoors, didn't exhibit this. I harvested these when the trichomes milked. Part of me says these outdoor plants are ready to chop while another part of me says to keep em in the dirt for a potential growth spurt. Am I witnessing the degradation of my THC content or will it be safe to harvest in October? I have grown indoors for 3 years and have NEVER seen the trichome stalks turn dark like this.
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    Sublime757

    Sublime757 Well-Known Member

    ive seen it a couple times in my outdoor grows. dont worry about it. just harvest according to the pistils. being outside the trichs are subject to damage and the elements and stuff like that.

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