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What is the best way to create a strain?

buying pollen? 

growing a male and collecting pollen?

 

selfing a fem and introducing another fem? 

can you buy pollen for specific strains?

 

my goal is to cross mephisto white crème with double grape. How can I do this cost effectively? What traits should I look for when choosing which plants to pollinate? Bigger the better?

 

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Posted : November 30, 2023 4:00 pm
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So many questions… I can only answer a couple 

There is no best way to create a strain. Some strains take many years to perfect with specific crossing and back crossing, and then some like Gorilla Glue are just discovered in bag seed. I’d say start with something you like and go from there. Pollen has a short viable life so buying pollen, if you could find it, would be very risky. Pollen is very sensitive to temperatures and moisture so the clock is ticking as soon as it enters the world. Some pros I’ve spoken to have not saved viable pollen for more than a few months with extreme care. Fresh pollen is also more viable and you’ll get more seeds.

To your question about pollen, good luck sourcing the male you seek. There are only a few seed banks that sell regular autoflower seeds, most are feminized. Your other plan is the way to go. Decide on which plant will be the pollen donor and reverse that plant with Colloidal silver or STS, then pollenate the female with the reversed plant. This should give all female seeds. Like I mentioned earlier, if you could find the pollen you seek, it’s very perishable and results would vary imo. When you are dealing with autos the pheno hunt is very different too because you can’t clone an auto so you only have the one shot at growing her. You could go by seedling vigor but that’s all I know.

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Posted : November 30, 2023 7:16 pm
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I will try that method Monkey, thank you. Does selfing an autoflower make an autoflower? And what are the rules for crossing autos and photos together? Does it need to be both auto to remain an auto or does a selfed auto and a photo fem make an auto? 

sorry for all the nonsense, I’m just trying to figure out the stuff no one really asks about selfing and crossing, at least not that I’ve seen.

Thank you!

 
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Posted by: @morgasmo

Does selfing an autoflower make an autoflower?

Yes, if both are true autos you should be fine

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And what are the rules for crossing autos and photos together?

I don't know enough about this yet. Tim and Mitch from Mephisto gave me a bit of info but so far no success

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Does it need to be both auto to remain an auto or does a selfed auto and a photo fem make an auto?

Difficult one, the autoflower gene is a recessive gene meaning a plant must have a complete set to remain autoflower as I understand it. My understanding in this isn't enough to elaborate further yet. People have given me some info but it's not been tested by me and it might be wrong.

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Posted : November 30, 2023 8:37 pm
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Monkeydo, you are kind soul! Thank you so much for taking the time to explain this to me and for answering the majority of my questions. I appreciate you! 

 
Posted : November 30, 2023 9:26 pm
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