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can you clone autoflowering strains
Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:59 PM
With this strain you can take cuttings and it IS NOT going to be the same life cycle as its mother. When the plant gets about 3- 3 1/2 ft tall it will start budding shortly afterwards.
Posted 01 March 2009 - 07:43 AM
Edited by sirtokezalot420, 01 March 2009 - 07:45 AM.
Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:50 AM
Edited by sirtokezalot420, 02 March 2009 - 07:53 AM.
Posted 22 April 2010 - 05:51 PM
Posted 04 February 2011 - 10:41 PM
Those seed would then most likely produce hermi plants.
Ahem... correct me if I'm wrong, but...
I think the seeds would be all be MF seeds. Meaning they can be male or female. This is because to stress the plant into hermaphroditic sex, it would need to have the ability to produce male flowers as well as female flowers in the first place. I'm just learning about breeding recently, but I don't see how breeding an MF plant with itself could produce anything but MF plants. Enlighten me?
The seeds may be genetic hermaphrodites, but this is only if that specimen from that strain has the hermaphrodite genes.
Its not good to self-pollinate for the same reason its not good to have kids with your sister. They have a very small gene pool to select from, and thus usually wind up with shitty genetic material.
It is best to find an MF plant, stress it into showing its nanners, then take a plant that you know is FF ( True female. Stress tests on clones taken from the mother show no nanners, no matter what.) and pollinate away.
There you have it. Feminized seeds, little chance of hermaphrodites.
Now can someone tell me the best way to be self-sufficient with autoflowers?
I'd love to go the feminized road and just clone the suckers, but this seems to be either stupid or just prolonging my need to buy more seeds. So I figure, I can just grow some out for seed and if I wanted, feminize my own seeds. This seems like so much more trouble.
Any help for someone who used to think they knew it all?
Posted 05 February 2011 - 12:07 AM
or you can make cs, with a 99.9% silver coin, and spray female buds with the cs. this will cause it to make feminized seeds. google how to make the cs. its very easy.
Making colloidal silver, or using it?
I have a very good question.
Does the silver not just act as a hormone inside the plant, triggering it to become a hermaphrodite? Or does it actually allow the plant to produce seeds without pollen?
Another question, that probably has the same answer as those two. ^^
If I treat an FF plant with the silver, will it still produce male flowers/self-pollinated seeds?
I think it would be better to not use the seeds from the plant you used the silver on, but to use the seed of other female plants that were pollinated by you're colloidal silver-treated plant.
IDK because I'm not sure if colloidal silver triggers the plant to become a hermie or just causes seed production. In my opinion, the latter would be like a milkshake you could drink that would get you pregnant, and is very unlikely.
What would hypothetically interest me the most would be if colloidal silver can turn a FF into a hermaphrodite. Somehow awaken a dormant genetic process that the plant cannot naturaly produce the hormones to start?
Wouldn't that be wicked awesome?
Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:07 PM
Posted 10 February 2011 - 11:45 PM
What I have heard of people doing with autoflowers is to plant a number of seeds and when you get a male, you pull it out. Then you take one female and let the male pollinate it and then put it back in with the others and you will then have one female that will give you enough seeds to last a little while. Then when you need more, you repeat.
Although I don't know for sure, it does seem like the more generations you grow this way the more likely it is that you'll get back to a standard 50/50 male/female mix and your seeds would be less femanized, but if you are growing your own like that it wouldn't matter quite as much as long as you compensate for that.
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