Pollinating Marijuana for seeds.

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by tokintilldoomsday, Jul 3, 2011.

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    tokintilldoomsday

    tokintilldoomsday Member

    Hey whats up everybody, this is my first post on this forum. :blsmoke: Ive been growing pot since i was 14 and recently stumbled upon something that puzzled me :-(. I ordered some seeds from
    http://www.worldwide-marijuana-seeds.com. To be exact i ordered 60 Day Wonder seeds which are usually ready to harvest in two months even under a 24hr light cycle. So this is my first auto-flowering strain im gonna grow. Ive got a 150w (16,000 lumens) for just one plant. My setup is a deep water culture hydroponics. So i was thinking that these seeds are damn expensive! I seriously paid like a little over $20 for 3 seeds which i think is bs. So my goal is to not purchase any more seeds by pollinating the smallest nug on the plant to give me more seeds so i can have a supply. So my question is, Can i just pollinate one flower on the plant or will the whole thing fuck up and turn hermie? And also does it matter what kind of plant the pollen came from? Will it affect the genetics or potency of the seeds that it produces?
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    Pipe Dream

    Pipe Dream Well-Known Member

    Well I think the seeds you purchased are feminized right? You need to find male autoflower pollen or reverse a female and let it pollinate itself. If you collected said pollen you couldpollinate as much or as little as you needed but with an autoflower you probably have to sacrifice a plant.
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    tokintilldoomsday

    tokintilldoomsday Member

    Yes they are feminized. Can i just spray collidal silver on the lower bud sites and still have the rest of the plant to smoke?
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    aussie (OZ) grower

    aussie (OZ) grower Active Member

    yeah, colloidal silver will work and then when you see it turning into a hermie wait until the male pollen sacks are close to popping take the plant outside and carefully pluck the sacks and put in a small airtight container, leave the plant away from the others for the rest of the day and make sure there is no pollen loose to impregnate any bud sites. dry out the pollen sacks over a few days then crush them up and remove the shells then you can just put the pollen on the bud sites you want the seeds to grow on with a very fine paintbrush using gentle strokes and not too much pollen, just a light dusting
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    skit27

    skit27 Member

    quick question how long can you stroe your pollen?
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    mattman

    mattman Well-Known Member

    you can freeze it, potentially it can last years. As far as pollinating, Ive heard that successive pollinations are the best to ensure proper fertilization.
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    skit27

    skit27 Member

    thanks the research i came up with said at most 4 days. how do i keep it longer , and what type container??
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    mattman

    mattman Well-Known Member

    you can buy those pharmacy amber colored glass containers.. you can store the pollen in these and wrap it with aluminium and place in freezer.. Reason I say years is because, ive seen it done from SEVERAL different species of plants. From oak to sumac.
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    skit27

    skit27 Member

    thank you , i will give it a try!!

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