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Trichomes not turning to amber?

Discussion in 'Harvesting And Curing' started by pigsmoke, Mar 26, 2013.


    pigsmoke Member

    Hey, I posted a thread a little over a month ago asking for some opinions on when I might be ready to harvest. (http://www.rollitup.org/harvesting-curing/628943-another-my-girl-ready-yet.html)
    Anyway, I was told by most of you to leave her another 2/3 weeks.. She has bulked up a shit load since then, gained so much weight at the top that she's leaning. I have been waiting to see the first signs of amber trichomes before I harvest, but I haven't seen any changes in colour for the past week or so. I can't get a clear enough shot of the trichomes, but they seem to be about 80%+ cloudy.

    Some people are saying that autoflowers do not turn amber... is this true?
    She is 95 days old... should I chop her now, or leave it a while longer?


    SimonD Well-Known Member

    Some stains' trichs don't turn amber. Well, they may if one waits long enough. I remember years ago, on OG, a guy grew out a plant for 20+ weeks waiting for amber. The thought still cracks a smile.

    You may want to take a look at the sticky trich thread. Good luck.


    DonPepe Active Member

    nice looking plant tho!

    but some of the leaves at the top look similar to leaves when you are re-veging a plant. It may have something to do with it being an auto flower (I have never grew an auto b4).

    DrKingGreen Well-Known Member

    95 days of flower is a long time man! 80% cloudy sounds almost ready, but hell if they're not turning amber the thc isn't degrading (don't quote me on that, I'm not 100% if it can degrade without changing), I would let them keep packing on the weight!

    pigsmoke Member

    Thanks for the reply's.
    Still a little confused on what I should do... I might give it a couple more days. She's been being flushed for 2 weeks now.

    growone Well-Known Member

    i too have had a non-ambering strain, or at least very reluctantly
    trichs would turn golden yellow slowly
    i ran this plant/clone several times to get a feel for gauging ripeness
    and even though the visual differences between 11 weeks and 12 weeks of flower were very small, still made a big difference in the effect
    so changes are happening in those trichomes, and a very nice autoflower

    monkeybones Well-Known Member

    is that 95 days from clone/seed or 95 days in 12/12? looks heavily sativa dominant so amber will be showing up probably post 10th week of flower

    but that looks pretty close to done. I enjoy a soaring high and find that buds continue to turn amber in the jars anyway, so if it were me I'd chop any day now after 24-48 hours darkness

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