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Have you ever wondered about the authenticity of your favorite strain?

Despite the fact that we only purchase our seeds from reputable suppliers, it is still a leap of blind faith that is taken once the grow kicks off...

As growers, propagators of a variety of fantastic marijuana strains and suppliers of clones to many of the well respected growers in the area, we have started doing some research on the strains that we are growing at the moment.

We were approached by a laboratory and decided that we would in collaboration with them have some rna/dna tests done on some all of the strains that we currently have in stock, this includes a variety of 11 F1 indoor strains and then also 8 outdoor F1 strains and a few of the outdoor F2 strains (it would be interesting to see what the mix is on these)

Not only will these tests give us a clear indication of strain authenticity, it will also determine disease resistance of the individual strains as well as give us a whole array of crucial information regarding each individual grow.

A lab representative came to our grow op, and helped us take leaf samples which store all of the plants genetic information, these were then carefully placed in sampling plates and documented, we were encouraged to use the younger leaves of the mother plants for this purpose.

Two sample sets from every leaf was taken, one for testing and one as a backup for future reference and referral.

This will be the first time we are extracting dna information from the plants leaf material, we have done it before on the roots of germinating seeds very successfully.

Long story short, we should have the results back in a few weeks and I look forward on sharing whatever info we receive back with you all.



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Amazing 😊 Learning something new everyday 💚 I guess its quite expensive to extract dna information from the plants leaf material 😬

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You'd think it would be, but actually it is not at all - DNA/RNA tests are R30.00 (ZAR) = R1.66USD +- and then lab sexing = R 15.00 (0.83USD)

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Actually its quite cheap 😊

I'm looking forward to seeing the results, great write up btw:D

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Thank you very much, I am also quite excited to see :D

Oh cool! Would be very interesting to see if the make up is same on the F1’s.Since F ones are not stable and each plant is different.

I currently have grown 3F ones of the same strain in the past six months and the difference is uncanny.

How long should we expect the results to come in?

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Well we are hoping to have them within a week, week and a half at the most :D
Super excited.

This is very useful. I like how the things are going with cannabis. I think taking more serious approach and doing testing like these is a clear indicator that the things are moving in the right direction.

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I feel you on that.

Cool, you just have a good stuff and thanks for sharing it.

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Thank you

Great post .... upvoted and reSmoked.

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Thanks man, appreciated - Much love!

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Nice I will give it a go - do I need to sign in with another account or must I create a separate account?

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That's cool post you have there. I just learned something new today. Thanks for sharing.

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Just a pleasure x