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MrWeebles started grow question 4 years ago
I keep checking the trichomes and the body is clear and many heads are amber.

I thought there supposed to go from clear to cloudy then amber, since I have amber heads is the thc degrading or is it improving because the body is still clear? Should I harvest or wait?
Afghan Auto
14 weeks
Afghan Auto MrWeebles
Afghan Autoflowering
29 comments · 4 years ago
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Techniques. Defoliation
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi there! Only trichome’s glandular domes ("bulbs") should change, from clear to milky to amber. The "foot" remains the same. For maximum resin production and potency, you should harvest when trichomes have moved from milky-white to an amber-hue, meaning they've started to oxidate and they've reached the apex of their development cycle. But your trichomes may have been affected by other factors : physical contact, wind, heat, or the sun. If leaves are dying/yellowing + new pistils have stopped appearing + almost all pistils have turned brown or red and curly ===> you're good to go, enjoy your harvest bro!
Removed answered grow question 4 years ago
The body of the thricome does not change color, only the head. Amber thricomes are degrading THC. Check different parts of the bud to get a more sound idea of what percentage is clear / cloudy or amber, because different parts of the bud mature at different rates.
You've been flowering for 10 weeks, when the average is 8 to 10 weeks, depending on how indica or sativa is the strain; It is ready, go ahead and harvest.
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
Clear and cloudy can look very similar and hard to tell which is which. If you are seeing amber, she’s ready for harvest at anytime. Lower percentage of amber will give you a more uplifting high (that I prefer personally), waiting for a higher percentage of amber will give you more of a mellow/couch lock high. Hope this helps!