Confused on sex, Hermi?

Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by bakerb31, Apr 14, 2009.

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    bakerb31

    bakerb31 Active Member

    This is my first grow and I have already made tons of mistakes(but have learned from them and now use KISS). One of my plants has balls and hairs, so I am confused on gender. It was stressed a bit in it's younger days(as you can see in the pics). One pic shows what look like balls makeint it a male, but the other pic(higher up on the plant) shows hairs like a female.

    Did I stress it into a Hermi?

    Thanks.

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    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia Well-Known Member

    It's hard to see hairs in the first pic, but the second is definitely balls. You can try to pluck them off if you don't have any other plants, but if you have some that are definitely females you should just trash it or move it somewhere else.

    Nothing about the first pic looks female to me. But as I said, maybe there are some hairs not visible in the pic.
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    bakerb31

    bakerb31 Active Member

    Thanks for your help, I have 3 other plants that are def female so I would rather err on the side of caution.

    Here is the same hair pic with the hairs highlighted. There are many more you cant see in the pic.

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    bakerb31

    bakerb31 Active Member

    Lets try again. should be able to see where I circled this time.

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    Jerry Garcia

    Jerry Garcia Well-Known Member

    Yes, I can indeed see the hairs in those pics. You've got yourself a herm alright. Unfortunately, it is going to release pollen and ruin the rest of your crop, so your options are isolate it for the remainder of its growth, or destroy it (or, I guess, leave it with the females, let it pollinate them, and you'll have hermie seeds...but you dont want that).

    Just trash it. Sucks, but you've got others, so don't worry about it. I started with 11 seeds, got three true females. Just how it goes sometimes...

    Good luck!
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    bakerb31

    bakerb31 Active Member

    Thanks for your help. Is thee an expected % of seeds that will be Female?
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    pacman

    pacman Well-Known Member

    all the ones that don't turn hermie, but when u do a hermie cross urself its not exactly the same as when the breeders do there feminized seeds so u will get a lot more hermies out of ur bunch than any fem. seeds. im using mine for outdoor

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