Trichomes ready but still white hairs

What do you think. The trichomes look ready but there is still an abundance of white hairs




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Go by the trichomes.

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Are you looking at trichomes on flower or on the sugar leaves?

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On the flower

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There’s still a good bit of clear in a couple of the pics. Probably another couple of weeks judging by them and the white hairs. Great looking plant BTW! How long in flower?

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Check trichomes deep in a flower on a bunch of the calyxs not on the little leaves on the flower, then don’t count the amber trichomes count the clear and cloudy ones and you’ll realize there’s tuns of clear and cloudy ones and only a small amount of amber ones in comparison as far as I can see in your pictures. I don’t even start looking at trichomes until nearly all the white hairs have turned brown and receded back into the calyx’s. Lots of people I know mind fu(k themselves looking at trichomes too early and get too impatient. Some trichomes will go amber halfway through flower, you can find them if you look hard enough, but that doesn’t mean the plant is ready.

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She’s a Grape Ape auto. Day 76 from germinating

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She is 1 of 2 I was doing an experiment with. She’s in a 3 gallon pot and her sister is in a 7 gallon. Boy what a difference. She’s about 24" tall and the one in 7 gallon is over 48"

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The plant is 11 weeks old but how long has it been flowering not counting preflower? It’s an auto, let’s say it started preflower at 3 weeks then preflower for a week that makes it full flowering for only 7 weeks when 8 to 12 would be more like what it will take.

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If they’re where you want them, pull her. @oldmarine has a video about when to harvest. I don’t know why I never bookmark it.

White hairs =/= mature. Trichomes being mature = mature.

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A Complete Guide on When to Harvest Hemp

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All plants do what your seeing but some more extensive then others, there is a large gab between the start to Amber on some tricombs and the majority of the rest of the tricombs.

In my personal opinion I would wait longer and just keep an eye on it, lots of clear there still so your going to loose out on a bunch of thc and that means probably more then the amount of cbn building in the bit of Amber your seeing.

Amber is not the enemy, for a sativa you want about 30% Amber and for an indica more.
Go do some hunting around on google scholor of tricomb studies, many are much to scared of a little Amber.
Even more so since concentrates became a thing, because most Commerical producers are harvesting at the first sight of Amber. This keeps conenctrates that golden color, yet the yeild suffers and if it’s flower the potency suffers. However larger operations focusing on a specific product don’t care because its a concentrate and it will reach 75-90% after they run it through their lab.