Genes/traits passed on via breeding with colloidal silver

Discussion in 'Breeders Paradise' started by Seedman06, Sep 7, 2017.


    Seedman06 Member

    I was curious about making feminised seeds using colloidal silver. How do the genes carry on?

    For example if I self pollinate a purple plant using pollen from a branch treated with colloidal silver. Will the subsequent seeds carry on the purple trait?

    Or if the strain is 50/50 (half go purple half the plants stay green) will the subsequent seeds produced from a purple plants pollen, pollenating itself, produce a higher rate of purple plants?

    I know recessive genetics will still come forth but since the plant is pollenating itself do the seeds produced similar plants to the parent? Or do they still have a large Gambit of what could come out?

    I have a bubble bomb plants I would like to preserve and have taken multiple generations of clones, but wild like to change out to a new strain. If I treat with colloidal silver and do a seed run will the seeds produced plant similar to the parent plant or will it be a big search for a new mother if I decide to run this strain again in a few years.

    Or would I need to produce seeds and sprout/flower/pollenate from the original plant for multiple generations to get a fairly reliable plant from seeds?


    Seedman06 Member

    I should also mention the parent plant isn't purple just a solid, pleasing smoke. Roots easy and is resilient/bounces back from occasional neglect, failed timers ( inconsistent lights during flower without turning Hermie) and flowered pretty quickly.

    I thought that purple would be a simple trait to use as an example of a plant carrying on traits from one generation to the next.

    oldfogey420 Active Member

    This requires extensive reading on your part for you to fully understand how breeding for specific traits works. Start with mendelian genetics and punnet square. If your purple plant that you want to "self" is homozygous, or true breeding for purple coloration then theoretically all of the offspring will also carry the purple trait that you're after. If the plant is heterozygous, meaning it has two differing allelles, but still shows purple color, that would mean purple is dominant and the outcome would be 75% purple, and 25% green only.

    Some genes dominate others, usually green dominates purple. Some traits are determined by a combination of genes, making this much more difficult to predict without knowing more about the parent plant. Usually you can figure it out by growing out many many offspring. Some traits mingle, such as a tall strain crossed with a short one, could end up with progeny of medium height.

    Good luck!

    chemphlegm Well-Known Member

    do you believe the colloidal silver affects the progeny dna?
    it doesnt. it makes females show some boy is all.

    google punnets square for your answers
    Bud Tipps

    Bud Tipps Well-Known Member

    Yeah, you can self pollinate it to get that same plant. It's worked for me, no problems so far. No new DNA is being introduced, so you get the same plant characteristics.
    too larry

    too larry Well-Known Member

    You will be wading in the shallow end of the gene pool, so not as much variation as with a real male. But you will still have to do some searching. My advice would be to make your female seeds, grow out a bunch of them, and flower as many as you can. Then pick your winner. {assuming you have clones of all of them}
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