Autoflower strains & cloning.

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by panhead, Mar 8, 2008.

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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Is it even possible to have mother plants & take clones from an autoflower strain being that they auto flower.

    Im very curious if one could apply mother/clone to lowryder2,or any other autoflower strain for that matter.
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    mattso101

    mattso101 Well-Known Member

    no its not
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    shadymyster555

    shadymyster555 Well-Known Member

    That is interesting to think about, if you can take an autoflower strain and cross it with a feminized plant or something, and create fem auto seeds!
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    I was hoping for a longshot that somebody had a method for slowing them down.
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    twinturbochronic

    twinturbochronic Well-Known Member

    drop the room temp to about 50 deg F to slow their growth quite a bit
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    That's not an option for my rooms,i went to great lengths to keep a constant temp at 72 degrees year round.

    I have zero experience with autoflower strains & was pretty much asking a question i knew the answer to from the start,if i wanna go with autoflower strains i'll need to make my own seeds as i go along.
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    longlivemtb

    longlivemtb Well-Known Member

    Yeah from what I have heard and saw it doesn't work. To bad because it would be sweet, but not such luck. your best bet, like you said is to make seeds.
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    sir smokesalot

    sir smokesalot Well-Known Member

    You cant clone them. They usually start to flower around the third week. just seed out your first batch
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    Unique

    Unique Well-Known Member

    I just use LR to throw in with the veg chamber for some extra smoke. you dont want to didicate too much time to it cuz the yeild just is not worth it.
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    sams0n

    sams0n Well-Known Member

    I have successfully cloned a lowryder as it was entering the flowering stage. Sorry Mattso! I don't think it would be possible to keep the kind of mother plant that you are talking about, but I, in theory, believe that I could have kept repeating this process to keep the genetics from my original lowryder seed alive.
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    Unique

    Unique Well-Known Member

    Im not doubting you have done this, im just wondering how. ALL of my LR have had no more than one node before showing sex....seems awfully small to top for a clone.
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Its just something i wanna play with to gain experience with auto flower strains,ive never grew any auto flower so its more of a fun thing than expecting big yeilds.
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    Unique

    Unique Well-Known Member

    they are very fun to play with...and the smoke is great. you will only get about 1/4 off a plant maybe a 1/2 if your lucky.
    ive had them as little as 5 inches with one thick bud....let me find a pic.
    Ive also had them at about 18 inchs too so it all depends on the seed. Its not a predictable hight.

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    ultranyte

    ultranyte New Member

    It's funny you would try to clone a strain that was specifically designed for people that don't want to clone, and just want a quick harvest.
    Almost like trying to reinvent the wheel...
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Hows it like trying to reinvent anything,all i wanted to do was to have fun with a type of plant ive never grown,harvest & yeild are secondary to me plus im dead set against buying seeds from seed companies,i will in this case but only once,after that i'll make my own.
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    Unique

    Unique Well-Known Member

    there are stronger auto flower strains out there than LR....check them out first.
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    panhead

    panhead Moderator

    Will do,more than likely i will be buying several different strains to mess with i just gotta get another room set up for them first,im runnin out of space :mrgreen:
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    sams0n

    sams0n Well-Known Member

    its all about timing and luck i guess. you just gotta take cuts at different stages and see what works.
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    JLStiffy

    JLStiffy Well-Known Member

    Hey, Im new to this site with very little post, but I do know one thing that hasworked for ME in the past! Any plant with STRONG ties to the ruderalis strain is prity much an auto flower, as long as you have pin pointed the right characteristics that you intend to work with(if you work from seed). When I started to grow all I had was this outdoor strain that works up in the northwest. B.C, Canada, Centeral interia. What I did was feed a strong feed and not allow the plant to dry out. I was able to keep my mother for 8month with no sign of flowering, and then yeild 1lb off her! :) Some autoflower will flower under 18hr of light, so keep her wet and dont let loose on feed seems to work for MY strain!!! It's Indica/ruderalis. Its prized up here more than any strain pritty much!!
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    JLStiffy

    JLStiffy Well-Known Member

    Accualy heres a pic for my outdoor from seed Ruderalis/indica

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