I'm a little confused by the concept of a hermie. From what I've read it can be caused by stress to the plant. 1. How does stress alter plant DNA? I though the DNA determined the plant. If a plant can be stressed into becoming a hermie, is there a technique that can guarantee plants to turn out females? My next line of thinking is as follows. We spend months growing a plant from a seed and may or may not get a male. 2. Wouldn't it be more beneficial to hermie the plants in order to get a guaranteed bud yield? I'm just curious.