Big bud or little bud, trichs are trichs and take the same time to do whatever they do in there but they don’t lose weight, that’s all water evaporating.Yea, I think bud density and oil content have everything to do with how much weight your going to lose. I have little doubts about that one.
ie. dry matter vs oily residue ratio's. Water bridges the gap between these two factors, and the oil/resin has a much higher molecular mass per volume than the dry leaf component.