Discussion in 'Newbie Central' started by boombang, Jun 11, 2008.
and whats the best conditions to make it last longer for cloning. Im using 400 watt light. 18/6
those seem like good conditions, i am regenerating my plant and plan on veggin it until the end of august then throw it outside, you can veg a plant for as long as you want though, space willing
You can easily get away with using CFL's instead of the HPS with your mother plants. It will save you a ton of money, and if you don't need hundreds of clones, make this summer heat much easier to deal with. The best conditions to keep it at are like 80degrees in the cab, 50-60%humidity, with plenty of air flow. I feed my moms about once every 2 weeks just because I don't need tons of clones, just like 10 from each mother every 60days. If you can do this, you will have a nice healthy plant.
You can keep a mother around as long as you want, as long as it stays under 18/6 light. I have had one strain around for almost 5 years now. I will usually keep a mother for about 6months to a year then take a cutting from my mother and make it my new mom. If your mother plants get too big for you area you can top the shit out of them to make them fit.
a friend had one mother for three years haven't heard from him in two years he may still have the same one
i have had the same mother of legends ultimate indica for almost 4 years
I usually clone my moms for about a month untill they get very bushy then I will start to grow another mother from a clone from that plant and then throw the mom into budding room.
What about genetic drift?
If I keep cloning plants and then taking clones from clones, will the clones remain potent, or is there a slide in potency? Can you clone a plant only so many times before it becomes weak?
Clones and clones from clones retain their potency. Single lines have been reproduced asexually by cloning for more than 20 years with no loss of potency or odor/taste.
Yet the question of genetic drift over many generations is not unreasonable. Mutations occur on a regular basis in asexual as well as sexual reproduction. Genetic researcher Barbara McClintock has discovered that genes jump around on chromosomes, and recent studies have proved that they also jump from plant to plant. Any change in gene patterns, whether the gene is on the chromosome or has broken apart and lost or gained material, results in changes in the plant. Thus the variety can gradually shift over a period of time.
Clones propagated over many generations along separate lines will look slightly different. Perhaps the answer is to preserve the mother plant for as long as possible ? but even a single plant will exhibit some drift. Remember that during sexual reproduction mutations are more likely to occur than during the asexual reproductive process of cloning.
Viruses sometimes attack cannabis. They can affect the plants' health, growth and potency as well as affecting the genetic makeup of the plant. Once a plant is infected with a virus, it can never recover. For that reason, more than one plant of a special line should be maintained.
For all its faults, cloning plants is the best way to preserve a plant's particular characteristics with the fewest genetic changes.
There will be no difference in the potency no matter how many times you rotate your mother plant. If this were the case, only a few people would have a good cut of any of the clone only strains. But a lot of people have the same strains that are clone only and the potency is still there. There are strains that are clone only strains that have been going around for a decades and the potency is still the same. It all depends on how well you take care of your mothers. Healthy clones from healthy moms produce healthy plants!
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