I split stems and do notice more tricomes around day 4 but here is where my brain gets in the way.
More tricome coverage, but are the new tricomes clear and not mature? And clear = paranoid hi, sometimes I think what’s the point, but I have never experienced a paranoid feeling when smoking what I have grown.
And some people do it for the added weight, but really how much can a tricome weigh? But all this factored in and I still do it, I have tried the droll method wit mixed results, definatly not the same results from a 3 in split. And now here’s my thinking on the needle method. Think of it like this, the reason for splitting the stem is to keep the inside of the trunk from touching, in turn disrupting the flow of water. Have you ever drove a nail into wet wood? Well not trying to treat you like you are dumb, but when you do this and remove the nail the wood swells back up. I would think this would be the case with a needle, not a big enough hole and the inside would indeed touch again so I’m nor sure this would be ideal. Please tag me and let me know how it worked