Experiment: Keeping clones in fridge for over 60 days..

Discussion in 'Advanced Marijuana Cultivation' started by maximum, Nov 11, 2011.

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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    So this is my new experiment. I took 12 cuttings from 3 plants. Mandala1 indica pheno, Mandala 1 Sativa pheno, and New York Diesel. I put 2 cuttings in each jar. I have 6 jars. 3 of the jars I will put half an inch water. The other 3 get no water. The jars are put in a box which is put into the fridge at 5 celsius. Ill open them for air once a week. Then test after 60 days how they root.

    The reason Im testing is based on a thread I read where other people claimed to get 100+ days but he used a vacume seal. You can read about it here. http://boards.cannabis.com/indoor-growing/85432-storing-clones.html

    Vacume Sealing. So November 13 I bought a vacume sealer v3460 by FoodSaver. http://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-T000-08004-SmartSeal-Vacuum-Sealing-Appliance/dp/B001E75OSG
    Im going to also today try to take cuttings and vacume seal them into some of the foodsafe bags that came with the vacume sealer. Then put them in the fridge in a dark place. Then compare jars to the vacuum sealed one after about 60 days. I took a total of 4 cuttings. 2 from Mandala Indica pheno and 2 from mandala sativa pheno.

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    cannawizard

    cannawizard Weed God

    **sweet experiment, keep us posted :)
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    hellraizer30

    hellraizer30 Rebel From The North

    To cool im interested
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    nightfun

    nightfun Well-Known Member

    I'll be watching this one! good luck!
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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    I did half with water and half without because I was scared of mold. Now we will know. For me its better to keep unrooted clones vs a bunch of mother plants for legal reasons so Im hoping for great results.
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    StonerArmy

    StonerArmy Member

    This is straight-up science.
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    Jack Harer

    Jack Harer Well-Known Member

    I'm subbed as well. I really want to know a way to store them. I'd prefer to store rooted clones for a couple of months, but I'll take what I can get.
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    Wetdog

    Wetdog Well-Known Member

    IDK about the 'rooted' part. I've stored un rooted clones in the fridge for ~30 days, with ~80% success, but never 60 days. Prepped like you would regular clones, no rooting stuff, in a bit of water in the veggie crisper.

    60 days will be interesting, I'll be looking.

    Wet
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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    Guys if I wanted to vacume seal the jars do I need a special machine and special jar?
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    hazey grapes

    hazey grapes Well-Known Member

    i was dubious of the claims of putting plants in stasis the first time i read about it. this should be interesting. it would be a good way to put plants on hold in between grows without needing a mother room.

    thanks for doing this experiment for the rest of us.
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    Wetdog

    Wetdog Well-Known Member

    Yes you would, but they still need 02 and CO2. I don't think a vacuum sealed jar would work well.

    Wet
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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    I also bought a vacuum sealer today. FoodSaver v3460. So in addition to the jars I will now be testing if the vacuum sealed clones will root after 60+ days. They are vacuum sealed into the standard food safe bags that came with the unit.
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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    well lets put it to the test :)
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    hellraizer30

    hellraizer30 Rebel From The North

    Sweet keep up the updates
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    Shannon Alexander

    Shannon Alexander Well-Known Member

    Subscribedizzled Fo' Shizzle...
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    matthebrute

    matthebrute New Member

    Subbed + rep for the experiment
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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    opened the 6 jars today. let them get air. breathed in them a little bit and they went back in the fridge.
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    ManicOrganic86

    ManicOrganic86 Member

    Love it keep everyone posted!
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    phxfire

    phxfire New Member

    What do they LOOK like? Dead? Alive? Leafs? Stem?
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    maximum

    maximum Active Member

    Oh yea they look like when I cut them. No change. Exact same so far. You guys want pics each time I open it? I can do that its cool.

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