I popped $140 to get my strains tested. I chose a mobile company for cheaper rates. I grew y griega 27% thc caramelo 22%thc hammerhead 14%thc/6.5%cbd chocolope 20%thc The results: yg 7.7% cara 7.9% hh 8.3%thc/3.3%cbd choco 9% My samples were fresh and not fully dry. I was unaware this company did not factor in moisture content....a key factor as water contains no thc. I believe this is why I tested so low. I grew using state of the art lights and ideal indoor conditions. I used AN line and these girls were the biggest, most resinous girls yet. I cant believe it is possible to grow a 27% profile plant and get 7%thc. We assume it is the mosture content that threw the tests. I am going to have the Ygriega retested at a lab that does proper testing. It is $120 vs $40 each. As I already spent $140, I want to submit the best sample. The question: How would you choose what to send in as a sample to give it the best chance at a good score? The plants went full term. I have some amber trichs as I wanted couchlock weed this time fully matured. They say older plants have peaked and have degraded thc (lower result). I have lower buds that didnt get a lot of light, but have clearer trichs. Some say even though older flowers have deteriorated the rate of decay of thc to cbn is insignificant and hold the highest thc. Some say the top bud is the highest. Some say the middle buds. Without $1000's of testing, I am gonna have to guess. So the question is WHAT PART OF THE PLANT WOULD YOU SEND IN AND DO YOU THINK IT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE? My thoughts. I am looking for the most crystalized flowers that have the most in tact (not shriveled up) pistols and cloudy, but not amber/brown. I am trimming out as much of the stem as I can and all outer leaves that are not fully covered in trichs.