What is a trichome?


#1

Can someone tell me what exactly is a trichome?


#2

They are the “resin” gland “crystals”.

http://www.ilovegrowingmarijuana.com/assets/img/comp/decarboxylating-marijuana-the-internal-process-of-thc-formation-29811-w800.jpg


#3

Wow that first pic is great looking
Tom


#4

Yes, how did you get those images?


#5

You might be able to get images like these with something like this:


#6

Sometimes I just wanna type “google it” lol


#7

Gee, I thought this was a “Support Forum” not a place to get criticized for asking a question.


#8

A trichome is the vessel that once developed, will hold the THC as it develops, and matures.

It is shaped like a ball on a golf tee, or a mushroom to some. You need a 60-100 microscope, pocket microscope or jewelers loupe to see trichomes in detail.

Trichomes are how growers determine when to harvest their plants to their own taste.

Of course; You can do a search for it and read a more scientific answer.