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trichomes wont turn amber

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by The Lorax, Oct 6, 2009.

    The Lorax

    The Lorax Active Member

    hey guys it seems like my trichomes are never going to turn amber. its been weeks since i thought my plant was done im always checking the trichs and they arent amber at all. also my plant is on the verge of being dead i fried it with a 600 watt light with no ventilation and some branches are literraly hanging on by a thread so im wondering if theres not enough energy in the plant for the trichs to change color maybe? heres a pic of my plant should i wait it out or harvest

    blizzie420 Active Member

    I'm by no means an expert but I think it might be putting most energy towards where its fried. The buds are lookin good but, damn, I don't really know what else to say.

    howhighru Well-Known Member

    you can harvest it if the trichs are cloudy also you dont have to wait for them to be amber. i kinda harvested my bagseed girls early, being a new grower, and the trichs were mostly cloudy the smoke was pretty decent for the most part.
    Brick Top

    Brick Top New Member

    I guess I would have to ask if the trichome-heads in the fried areas are still oily/sticky/gooey or not. I have seen light-baked plants where the trichome-heads seems to bake, they sort of crystallized and did not change after that.
    When it comes to THC levels they will max out when a plant’s trichomes are mostly cloudy and some clear. THC levels will remain peaked until the trichome color has changed to mostly turning amber. Once that happens THC is oxidizing and your THC level is dropping and your CBN level is rising. In other words waiting will not get you more THC, it will get you less THC and more CBN ... if your trichomes are still pumping that is.
    That is why I could never understand the whole amber trichome thing. You do it to get couch-lock but couch-lock comes from CBD and CBN makes you feel confused and messed up so to try to get more couch-lock people willingly throw away THC to get in return more CBN so they can feel confused and messed up and tell themselves it is as good as and the same as a CBD couch-lock stone.
    If someone wants couch-lock purchase strains that are higher in CBD. Anything from 1.0% and higher is getting pretty couch-lockish and around 1.5% you are pretty glued so pick strains that are high in CBD but then harvest when the trichomes tell you that the THC levels are peaked instead of waiting for them to drop and then harvest like so many people do.

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