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What makes weed sticky?

Discussion in 'Toke N Talk' started by thedoc08, Oct 12, 2010.

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    thedoc08

    thedoc08 New Member

    Last week I had some good diesel and it wasn't really sticky, now I have some trainwreck that is pretty sticky. Is this stickiness a result of genetics (strain), or the way / length that it is cured?
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    spliffbazz

    spliffbazz Well-Known Member

    its sticky because of the trichomes

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    peace........................spliffbazz
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    thedoc08

    thedoc08 New Member

    I've had bud with a lot of trichomes that wasn't sticky, and this trainwreck doesn't look like it has an excessive amount of trichs on it, but it's sticky as shit.
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    Don Gin and Ton

    Don Gin and Ton Well-Known Member

    strains have different terpine make ups some are oily
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    timeismoney1

    timeismoney1 New Member

    Its my jizz sorry
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    The sim's Bob Newbie

    The sim's Bob Newbie Well-Known Member

    I think its the "resin"...if you dry/cure it enough though it'll stop being sticky
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    purplehazin

    purplehazin Well-Known Member

    Plants that get fed a lot of sugar in the last few weeks of flower also are much stickier than normal bud. Like I use molasses the last few weeks, and my herb is really sticky even completely dry.
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    Sr. Verde

    Sr. Verde Well-Known Member


    I'm pretty sure it's not the sugar. As the sugar in molasses doesn't get eaten by the plant.

    It's the micro nutrients in blackstrap molasses that makes it good to give to your plants


    I also used molasses on my grows



    Stickiness is a result of what the above people said: essential oils, drying/curing process, resin/trichomes (genetics that determine oils/resin)



    Asking why your weed is sticky, is like asking why your weed is good.... It's not one thing, but many things working together.




    >>> Unless it is un-naturally sticky, like glue or some shit. People are always spraying shit on weed in the UK i hear. I've never seen it but I don't fuck with bullshit circles like that. There is enough money to be made selling good, clean strong weed.




    One thing drying/curing does is let the sugars break down into THC / other chemicals to break down. (that's why your shit gets stronger and stronger for the first 2-4 weeks)

    Another thing it does is let chlorophyll leave the plant , leaving the trichomes/resin which contain the terpenes (basically the smell of the weed). This is why Your weed smells great, then you cut it down and it smells like hay, then you cure it for 2-4 weeks (at least) and the smell shifts from lawn trimmings to DANK weed.

    Also, the slower the drying the more chlorophyll escapes leaving smoother smoke, this is why a quick try tends to yield a harsh grassy smoke if someone didn't know that


    ~Verde
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    oOBe RyeOo

    oOBe RyeOo Active Member

    +rep for you
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    PineAppleLover

    PineAppleLover New Member

    its white stuff on it!
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    Benassi

    Benassi Well-Known Member

    Sr. Verde just ended the thread. Rep bomb for him!
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