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Mutt

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I want to keep my mothers compact. I read that excess stress can cause a plant to hermie. I am sexing the moms by cloning it and flowering the clone to sex it.
My question:
To keep it compact, I will be LST'ing. but at some point I will have to top it and prune it more so than just cuttin clones. could this force a mother in veg 18/6 (staying that way) to produce hermie clones from excess stress?

I know this is a stupid question as cutting clones cause stress, but thought I would ask.
 

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the mother plants is in flowering correct cloning and 18/6 should put it under enough stress to produce a hermie but im not sure
 

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mutt..it won't "if" it is worthy of Mother status..IMO
 

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Thanks Hick. I will feel more confident with that info. Soon I Hope to get a good strong healthy mom. (hard part is keeping her that way. ;) ). I never kept a plant going for long. (I just cut her up and kept going.)


I just want two good moms and have two strains feedin me for a long time. :D. I think I can get two outa 20 seeds. 1:10 odds. never know.
 

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While I have this thread going. One last question.

If the seeds came from a good breeder. They have had no Hermie traits in the original genetics that produced the seeds. If given optimum conditions (low stress). Can a hermie still pop up. Or would that be dictated by the genetics of the mother and father that produced the seeds?

I have had hermies, good males, and good females in the past, just wanted to throw this out there, for knowledge sake.

I just got complicated and Hypothetical didn't I?
 
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You can always end up with a hermie because of the plants genectics.
 

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A "true" female will not hermi when stressed.
But unless the genetics have been tested in such a manner. You'l never know if that tendency is there.
I should point out that, there are some sat genetics that are predisposed to produce a few male flowers 'late' in flowering. And in some lines, is an "acceptable" trait.
I personally, avoid anything that will stress and hermi, like the plague.
dj short has written considerable amounts on the trait.
He's probably the most published breeder out there. And IMHO a true authority on the subject.

I have notes with links somewherre, see if I can't dig em up.
 

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Mutt, I LST'd my female clone, transplanted it 3 times in a few months and had darkness issues with my grow area. Sure enough, as many of you know, my plant is a hermi. Then again, it's bag seed. Probably out of Mexico or some ****. If my plant went to school, it would be on the short bus with the other genetically inferior plants.lol.
 

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sic...many times 'bagseed' has that hermi tendency. "Usually", if only a few seeds are found in a bag of, otherwise sensemillia buds, the seeds most likely came from an undetected rogue male flower(hermi).
 

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