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Hi there,

Well, the time has arrived to make some fem seeds to preserve my favorite strain. I have known-female seedlings about to hit veg.

I plan to use collodial silver to force one to make pollen.

Is it possible to grow the two plants I plan to breed together at the same time (meaning their light flips at the same time) or do I need to give the girl with male parts a head start by separating them?

I hope the question is clear. Happy to clarify. Thanks in advance.

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Posted : September 13, 2022 11:15 am
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@matommy best to hold off just a few weeks so you will have pollen at the right time. The resident seed pro is @chillbert he has made heaps and has a good handle on how its done and the best timeframes.Β 

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Posted by: @matommy

or do I need to give the girl with male parts a head start by separating them?

hi buddy, the simple answer to this is yes... you cant be sure how fast the chosen girl will reverse so imo its best to flip this one 2 weeks or more before.. use the cs from a week before you flip also to help speed the process.

you can always collect pollen before you are ready to use it .. it will store in fridge for a few weeks or longer if dried and frozen (useful if u later wish to backcross and dont keep the parent around)

good luck, its great to make your own, just like it is to grow your own Smile

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The resident seed pro is @chillbert he has made heaps and has a good handle on how its done and the best timeframes.Β 

lol not quite but appreciate the sentiment brother bubblehok Smile

pollen chuckin rookie be closer the mark πŸ˜‰

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@chillbert Awesome, thanks. Actually not awesome for my space, because I am going to have to improvise and find some room for the delayed (actual female). Can I just flip the one I want to reverse now even though she's only a couple of weeks old or should I wait for her to mature more? I'd love to flip it now and get this going. It also reduces the amount of time I have to improvise on space.

Thanks for your help!

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Posted by: @matommy

Can I just flip the one I want to reverse now even though she's only a couple of weeks old or should I wait for her to mature more? I'd love to flip it now and get this going. It also reduces the amount of time I have to improvise on space.

most plants cant reach sexual maturity til they are typically 4-6 weeks old ..if given they have had a good time in veg.. i would be weary of not producing enough pollen due to size / stress on a young plant .. maybe if its already of good size for its age but id be inclined to wait til its a month, start the cs after week 3..

not seeing how big your plant is makes it harder to say, and it could well be fine starting now but id still advise a week of cs before u flip..

reversed females do not produce as much pollen as a male plant does, and some make very little. so if you only plan on doing this once, id advise getting the plant to a reasonable size.Β 

space is always a demand when seed making and multi-tasking .. longer term an extra tent set up / equivalent is well worth it imoΒ 

what is your aim btw? just make fem seeds.. ? or trying to lock in on a favourite pheno?Β  2 clones of the same plant, one to reverse, 1 to receive, may may be a better way??Β 

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@chillbert Thanks. I attached a current snapshot of them. I will give two away later this week, and I assume I will keep the back ones.

You ask great questions! I have wanted this strain for quite a while. I found a dozen regular seeds and bought them. I germinated all of them, they app sprouted and I sexed them yesterday and wound up with eight girls. Four are in the RDWC tent as of this morning. You see the other four.

My main goal is to have a bunch of fem seeds of this strain because I can see wanting to run it multiple times and I can't be sure I will always find seeds of it. I guess I am trying to pick the best phenos based on the extremely limited information I have but even saying that is a stretch.

I have also been thinking about cloning the best from the tent too. My main constraint at this point is that I have to be dried and curing by 1/15.

Here is the diary so far..

PXL 20220913 213542610.MP

Thanks again!Β Β 

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Posted : September 13, 2022 10:59 pm
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