Hahahaha, I don’t think it affects the story right now! My headcanon is that trolls spend ages 6-8 trying to fill their concupiscent quadrants, and fill pails for the Drones for the first time at the age of 8 sweeps. The trolls in Theiastuck are only 7 so it doesn’t apply to them just yet.
In any case, my headcanon is that both sexes release pheromones when it’s time to fill some pails (I put it at once every two sweeps), so there’s an increased desire for such a thing for both sexes. It’s a seasonal thing rather than a personal thing, so everyone is ready when the Imperial Drone comes - unless they haven’t found mates, then they’re still screwed.
It’s probably going to be mildly embarrassing for the Theiastuck-verse trolls when they all turn 8 and pail filling becomes a biological thing, but for now they don’t have to worry about that.