Flower preparation for dry ice extraction

I’ve got some whole flowers that I’m going to use for dry ice extraction (First time). Some of them very thick and sticky. I’m wondering if I should break down the buds before hand and if so, how much? I’m just picturing all the trichomes on the dense interior of the buds and thinking breaking them down makes sense. I was also wondering what is an effective ratio of ice to flower. Any knowledge would be appreciated. Thanks

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I’d break them down a little but no need to make them too small…

Thanks. That’s what I was leaning towards too.