I want to thank everyone on the forum for all the very useful information that has helped me have a semi-successful grow outdoors, with an auto. I am close to harvest and am having trouble judging the tricomes. As I said, I have followed the advice here, to include not posting pics from an iPhone (so I have no photos but my question is not actually the usual....."is my plant ready). From what I am seeing I have some cloudy tricomes and certainly some clear. The pistols are brown but not totally receded. It is a Northern Lights auto (Sensi Seeds). After drying and curing I will probably have a half ounce. It has been over thirty five years since I've smoked and I understand the strains now are far more potent. I am thinking about cutting it now and trying it. I realize the indica will induce the lazy "couchlock" , but I am looking for a more active high if possible. So the question is, would it be ok to cut with only say 20 percent cloudy and break into this slowly after all these years? Hope this makes sense!!