Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Like Tree4Likes

Thread: Pollen sacks!

  1. #1
    New Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Posts
    1

    Question Pollen sacks!

    So I have a hermaphrodite plant which is in the beginning flowering stage and I don't want it to pollenate the buds or take away from the potency of the buds. So I have three questions.


    1. Does cutting off all the pollen sacks before they open even do anything/ will it make the plant produce better/ more potent buds?


    2. Can cutting off the pollen sacks turn the hermie plant basically female?


    3. I have a new plant already started it's just at the seedling stage just started growing the first two leaves. Are hermie plants even worth the time or should I just tear out the hermie now and hope the new plant turns out to be completely female or should I wait it out and see what happens with the hermie?

    Please help there is like no info about this on the internet.

  2. #2
    420 Member art fog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    205

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    I do not know how true (and this could be question #4) is but have read that the seeds from a hermaphrodite plant are feminized. Which seeds as you know tends to produces female plants. I will be anxious to hear any responses.

  3. #3
    420 Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    116

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    1. cutting off the pollen sacks will just keep the plant from polinating other plants.
    2. No..but if you wanna try something, cut all the branches back past where you see the balls, and put plant back in veg light cycle- after a week or so if no other balls grow out then switch to 12/12 and see what happens..if balls grow back cull it.
    3. you can choose to do # 2 or just grow out second plant and clone if you want more than 1 plant--clone a female, get a female.

  4. #4
    420 Member CannaVince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    AriStonA. East (outer-space) valley
    Posts
    996

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Well ok...I got this....my last grow exactly....I spotted the first plant of hermie and chopped it....than two days later noticed another...sht...I actually had a temp issue so .....I as carefully as I could removed the pollen sacks....( this is so crazy)....everyday, ever 8 hrs....( I had skipped a shift and found a couple open sacks)...damn.....but snipped them off.....well even with all that work my buds kept filling up and out ....plenty of tHC still.....but some had the damage already done...(seeds)..but not very bad....I had 3 plants ( out of 9) with no seeds....just nice buds....so ha it did work to some extent...but was so not worth it...I was so discouraged that I kinda just let them finish....so picking does HELP...but doesn't WORK....ha does that make sense?..
    SAVE THOSE WHALES....

    Life's a Garden
    DIG-it?

    THE WIND IS BLOWING MY MIND

  5. #5
    420 Member art fog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    205

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ledtron View Post
    1. cutting off the pollen sacks will just keep the plant from polinating other plants.
    2. No..but if you wanna try something, cut all the branches back past where you see the balls, and put plant back in veg light cycle- after a week or so if no other balls grow out then switch to 12/12 and see what happens..if balls grow back cull it.
    3. you can choose to do # 2 or just grow out second plant and clone if you want more than 1 plant--clone a female, get a female.
    Ledtron,
    Do you know if the seeds from a hermaphrodite plant are feminized?

  6. #6
    420 Member CannaVince's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    AriStonA. East (outer-space) valley
    Posts
    996

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Somewhere In the 9/10 percent range.....so 90% or .90...some say almost 100%...every seed I've planted turned out so.....word
    SAVE THOSE WHALES....

    Life's a Garden
    DIG-it?

    THE WIND IS BLOWING MY MIND

  7. #7
    Cannabis Connoisseur - Nug of the Month Winner - November 2012 Be Irie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    6,902
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    if you have a hermie and it pollinates itself they will be fem'd seeds, that carry the hermie gene and that will hermie on you also..... Have fun with it....

  8. #8
    420 Member art fog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    205

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    So a hermaphrodite has to be pollenated by a plant that is not itself and/or not a hermaphrodite. Is that right?

  9. #9
    420 Member budbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    705

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Quote Originally Posted by art fog View Post
    So a hermaphrodite has to be pollenated by a plant that is not itself and/or not a hermaphrodite. Is that right?
    Nope, a hermie will pollenate itself, and if pollen from another hermie or male is present it will pollenate the flower as well. Flowers can't distinguish where the pollen came from.

  10. #10
    420 Member budbro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    705

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Be IRIE View Post
    if you have a hermie and it pollinates itself they will be fem'd seeds, that carry the hermie gene and that will hermie on you also..... Have fun with it....
    I've seen a plant hermie before due to stress and the seeds from her didn't produce any hermies? Wonder why?

  11. #11
    Cannabis Connoisseur - Nug of the Month Winner - November 2012 Be Irie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    6,902
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Maybe you didn't stress the seeds.... who knows....

  12. #12
    420 Member art fog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    205

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Wait a minute. All the genetics of any seed are passed along no matter where it came from which includes both male and female (and the potential of hermies), but my question is different. Is there a greater (a dominate) chance of a legitimate female when pollenated from another (male) plant other then self pollenating w/ the hermaphrodite it came from? Another words will pollenating a hermaphrodite w/ any male outside of itself be more likely to produce a female? ..... and in fact is that how they get feminized seeds?

  13. #13
    420 Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    42

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    looks like BE IRIE has read most of the same articles as me. from my understanding of the research. feminized seeds DO come from hermies, unfortunately the research states that a feminized will hermie itself when put under very little stress. Pretty much, take super good care of your females and they will stay females. so feminized seeds will be guaranteed female. however they will grow balls if you piss them off slightly lol.

  14. #14
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    19
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    According to sources in NorCal, all female plants with the right amount of stress can produce male parts and pollen, that pollen can and will pollenate any female in it's area. It will only produce seed which will be FEMALE. If you grow that seed as stress free as any other it shouldn't produce hermies any more often than any other seed of that strain.. Pollen from 'hermies' is valuable from a cross breeders point of view, much more so than that of a regular male plant. There are strains that can 'hermie' much easier and with less stress, but if ya keep em happy they usually wait for a mate and don't play with themselves.
    Last edited by williboy; 12-05-2011 at 11:43 PM. Reason: incomplete

  15. #15
    420 Member art fog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    MI
    Posts
    205

    Re: Pollen sacks!

    Okay. Now I know. I think... I will experiment. Thanks

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread