OK, I've got my RadioShack 100x-60x Microscope and a plant in her early part of her 8th week. I'm trying to look at the trichomes on the buds ON the plant and OMFG! Just when I'm right the spot it moves. Some buds look more done then others when you just look at the buds, others not so much. So I guess you cut them off to look at them? Do you just get a small one that looks as ripe as most and cut and view it? Or just lay off the coffee to check trichomes on the plant?