Cloning with Subcool ( Redundant Explanation with Pictures)

Discussion in 'Subcool's Old School Organics' started by subcool, Feb 12, 2008.

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    i.NeeD.A.LiGhTeR

    i.NeeD.A.LiGhTeR Well-Known Member

    I don't want to make a new thread for a question that can be answered here, most likely...

    Im cloning using peat pellets, I took my clones 5 days ago and they still seem a bit moist, I know over watering is the worst thing to do so i'm trying to let them dry up a bit before adding water to the bottom of the tray I just don't want to wait to long though. So to anyone who clones with peat pellets: when do you first water your pellets?
     
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    Iamabongman

    Iamabongman Active Member

    Lets say I have a plant 40 days into flowering but I want to take a clone so i can keep the genetics. Is this ok? will the following generations stay true or will they lose some of their vitality?
     
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    Someguy15

    Someguy15 Well-Known Member

    can be done just takes longer to root. It's a good save if u lost (only have flowering) some key genetics though.
     
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    sunray

    sunray Well-Known Member

    Sub:
    I noticed electrical wires running through your clone box. They don't appear to be from your light. What are they to? A heatng mat?
     
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    Hydrotech364

    Hydrotech364 Classified

    I always wanted to ask ya why you use the RR's upside down.I know they stand up better that way,just seems like it would fuck with the cuttings with a hole all the way through.I use rubber bands when the hole is too big,but I think I'll try the upside down RR tonite on a few just to see if it makes a difference.Asta.
     
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    subcool

    subcool Well-Known Member

    Ya answered your own question mate :)

    Sub
     
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    SupaM

    SupaM Well-Known Member

    They work like a charm........ SCH a roots.jpg
     
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    Hydrotech364

    Hydrotech364 Classified

    They are the shit.Some of the older fellas Dont want to use em because they are moist.Oh Well the proof is in the roots.I gave up on Rockwool a long time ago.
     
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    DaGrapeApe

    DaGrapeApe Active Member

    I do all my seeds in RR as well. Have had nothing but success with them.
     
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    Beansly

    Beansly RIU Bulldog

    I started with suv method and tweaked it a little, but until I found his method though I was comlicating things way too much. With my diy prop, a heat mat and 2x 2ft 40w t12 fluoros I get about 90% success rate.
    clone01.jpg clone02.jpg 100_3518.jpg

    thanks sub.
    Beanz
     
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    DaGrapeApe

    DaGrapeApe Active Member

    Maybe I'm crazy, but I dont even humidity dome my clones. That could be why they take a bit long to root out, but I've only had 1 cutting fail to root in over a year. I just cut em, place em in Hydroton and place them in the bubbler.
     
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    Beansly

    Beansly RIU Bulldog

    You don't need a humidity dome.
    When I don't use a humidity dome I mist a lot more tho. And really, when/if the clones start to wilt , the dome works well at getting them back rigid.
     
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    DaddyGr33nJeans

    DaddyGr33nJeans Member

    I am hoping to become a fellow botanist. I have a question. I have read that you should not clone a clone and clone a clone too many times because of degrading genetics. Is this true? And what is your take on this, your opinion will be highly regarded. :)
     
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    Hydrotech364

    Hydrotech364 Classified

    Beansly is right,never mist,if your feeding the plant through the leaves then she has no reason to root.
     
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    Waiakeauka

    Waiakeauka Well-Known Member

    Subcool,

    Do you sex your plants and put them back into veg? I thought I saw a label that said male. Or do you take clones and then keep the females clones only after the mother plant showed its sex?
     
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    ExtremeMetal43

    ExtremeMetal43 Active Member

    How often do the rapid rooters have to be watered in the week following taking the clones if using a humidity dome like your using?
     
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    thepaintedchef

    thepaintedchef Well-Known Member

    Great info sub. Once again thank you for all the great info. Its gonna be a long year waiting on the new book. Stay dank broham.
     
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    kushking42

    kushking42 Well-Known Member

    With no dome I mist every other day with clonex and have a high 90 percentile root rate. I water with roots accelerator fwiw
     
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    psillysimon

    psillysimon Well-Known Member

    nvm figured it out
     
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    wolfpack4ever

    wolfpack4ever Well-Known Member

    i have had 100% success by switching to the shoe box method.
    its pretty easy guys.. i would just follow along with what subcool does here because it works everytime
    and i have personal experience of that :)
    takes 5-7 days to root for me, clones never wilt. 100% germination of seeds as well.
    shoe boxes, clonex, rapid rooters, water, floros, success!
     

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