Fem Pollen Donor in the making - Day 1

2 months ago

Folks, some of what we do around here is make seeds so we can be self-sustaining and as well help others.

Here is our latest feminized pollen donor, this is a auto-flower girl called six-shooter.
We separated her from the rest of our plants and began today to spray her with Colloidal Silver.

Takes 7 - 14 days of spraying her with Colloidal Silver for feminized pollen sacks to form.
Stay tuned!!

@skylinebuds
@indica



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Very nice! You should use the category "grow" for this.

I look forward to seeing your results. I tried this with a friend once but the seeds ended up premature and we ended up just smoking the harvest..

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Are you supposed to smoke it after spraying it with the Colloidal Silver?
Asking for a friend.
(it's you)

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Hi @trees All the literature we read over the years says that Colloidal Silver is toxic when smoked or vaped, as for other extractions, that is really up to you all to decide.
Never in the last 4 years of creating pollen donors did we ever consume the plant, The grow containers are labeled specifically for this task and new grow medium is used.
We collect the pollen and any S1 seeds the plant creates and then toss the plant as suggested.

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lol.. What's a little smoked silver between friends? :D

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Thanks @stoner I updated the post and put an additional category of grow

Nice, What does the silver do to make them be fem? Breeding is all so new to me.

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Hi @skilinebuds, answering this is a bit involved...
It comes down to the plant's sex chromosome pairs,
XX = a bud/seed maker = Female
and XY= pollen maker = Male
When a female plant is pollinated with XX and XY pollen from a male plant, you will end up with female and male seeds, called regular seeds in the market place.

Feminized Seeds on the other hand typically mean the female plant was pollinated with XX pollen only.
While this is but only one of the many ways to do this, if female cannabis plant in the state of flowering is sprayed with colloidal silver over a period of time, the amount of hormones that make the plant female is suppressed, essentially this turns the plant into a hermaphrodite, possessing both calyx and pollen sacks and can self pollinate and pollinate other female plants. The pollen from this plant is said to have only XX sex chromosome pairs (girl). hope this helps :)

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That explains it quite well. thank you for that

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you are very welcome

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So, it's effectively like a clone in a seed form?

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Not quite, you will still get genetic variation. Your chances of finding something very similar are much better. :)

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The female cannabis plant produces ethylene during flowering. When cannabis flowers from in the presence of ethylene, they form as female flowers. Silver inhibits ethylene production in cannabis and many other plants.

When a female cannabis flower forms without ethylene, it grows as a male flower without the male chromosome for male plants. Awesome technology :)

Here's a DIY Guide to Reliable and Safe STS Production and Use

When colloidal silver fails, STS will get the job done :D

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i've read a bit about Silver Thiosulfate Solution (STS) -

I like the colloidal silver - im also about simple inexpensive everyday type of solution :D

DC Power, clips, mason jar, 99.99% minted silver bullion, distilled water, LED laser pointer (not shown) to check the is the PPM is high enough, use solution as is in a spray bottle - this baby is 4 years old and I have had success every-time - makes about 1 1/2 cups in 14 hours - need about 3 to 4 cups on average for 1 feminized pollen donor

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Neat :)

Is Colloidal Silver safe? You're planning on bringing the genetics of this plant to another strain, or the other way around?

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Hi @indica
you don't consume any of the plant that was sprayed
when you stop spraying the plant is when the pollen begins to grow
we are told that all is safe because we don't smoke or vape the pollen or the seeds
it's a lung tissue thing, they used to give you colloidal silver orally for the flu and colds and people still do this.