Saturday will be exactly 8 weeks...it was 47 days when I. originally checked them..there are trichome pics in my thread in the general indoor growing forum, .....I have let them continue to grow on the advice of THG and. Rosebud and after reading the article you posted. The trichomes a little lower on the branches still have a lot of clear, plus they are still producing new ones. Satori are unbelievably frosty ladies. Plus they're really putting on weight....
You need to consider the source of this information.
RiddleMe3M is known for his controversial methods and posts. The people here about drummed him off the forum because if his unconventional posts. I recall one of them being that he believed light leaks had no effect on the plants during the critical period.
I love Rid. I am in a private with him and he does know his sh*t but you should ALWAYS verify internet information with your own experiments before believing. Rid is pretty far outside the box with his methods and ideas.
If you DO like this type of information, Rid has a book coming out soon full of this type of info. You can also visit his site. All the links are available from the OP's link.
It makes sense that amber thichomes are decomposing trichomes. But maybe the dying produces more of a chemical reaction. I have no idea. It is mute if you mostly grow hybrids but if your trying for knock out pot we need to know the best time to take it. I am sure those studies have been done by the lab.. That is what i would mean by the professionals.. scientific proof. We will get there.
This is why I like this place. I.have lurked here for years but learned so much in that time. I have pretty much grown only 2 strains for years and I know what they look like when they are done. When the frost is white, the hairs are brown, the Thai variant I have is done. The Afghani I grow goes about 55-58 days and I sleep allll nite! I guess I need to get me one of them newfangled magnifier things. I know I could really have some fun with this stuff!