when can pollen sacks pollenate? or male pre pollen sacks?

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by Canabian420, Nov 7, 2010.

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    Canabian420

    Canabian420 Active Member

    so when is a males pollen sacks mature enough to pollinate? or male pre flowers. if a plant is still in veg and showing pre female flowers/white hairs and it also has what looks like a tiny pollen sack when can that pollenate?

    also will a pollen sack have any white hairs coming out of it at all? i saw what looks like 2 tiny pollen sacks coming out of a node on a pre flowering plant thats still in veg..one has white hairs coming out of it and i clipped the one that didnt.
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    frmrboi

    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    you've got a few days after they open, as the pollen doesn't form instantly when it starts turning yellow it's ready to fall
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    Nullis

    Nullis Moderator

    Once it opens up and starts releasing pollen, self or inter-pollination is a definite possibility. You'll be able to see the yellow in the sacks/the pollen dust itself. When exactly this happens I think depends on the plant and there isn't any particular, finite span of time in which pollination can occur. Male flowers may begin to show themselves after a couple weeks of 12/12 if the plant is a true male or hermaphrodite, they may mature a week after they first appear. If the plant is a hermaphrodite, you can pinch off the male flowers you see but there is still a good chance that more male flowers will pop up as flowering progresses.

    Those white 'hairs' (stigmas) that female flowers possess are there in order to catch pollen, thereby initiating seed development.
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    Canabian420

    Canabian420 Active Member

    ok so can a male flower/pollen sack have white hairs coming out of it? or is that most likely a tiny new growth of a female flower?? idk the plant is still in veg lol one of them is stretching a little and growing so many white hairs.
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    frmrboi

    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    male flowers open up completly developed, no single hair. you've got a fenmale.
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    Canabian420

    Canabian420 Active Member

    thanks for the positive reply..thats one thing i try to keep in any type of garden lol. ill wait a few days maybe its just another tiny little pre flower waiting to open up. its just wierd cus its still in veg.
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    frmrboi

    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    pre flowers are quite common actually.
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    Canabian420

    Canabian420 Active Member

    still open for other experiences/past grows.
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    darkdestruction420

    darkdestruction420 Well-Known Member

    preflowers dont always form properly. Their is a chance its a hermie, but i doubt it is.
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    mr joe

    mr joe Member

    hello fellow growers this is my first time on here and i was looking for info on hermies but couldnt seem to find any i was wondering if someone could help please .
    i have 5 big widows all females well at least they were i think they may have been pollinated its the seventh week of flowering and there are still shit loads of white hairs does that mean the big buds that still have white hairs are unpollinated
    any help would be great on the symptoms of pollinated buds
    NICE 1
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    frmrboi

    frmrboi Well-Known Member

    pollinated buds will swell up in about 3 days after being polinated. White hairs mean your plant still hasn't finished flowering.You exam the trichomes with a scope to determine if they are ready.
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    mr joe

    mr joe Member

    cheerz mate il post some piks when h day arrives

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