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How to Use Colloidal Silver to Produce Feminized Seeds

salty

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Thanks jandre2k3! :high-five: Yes, I do know all about the macro setting - have a new camera and having a tough time getting the settings down on it. Here's a couple pics from my 2009 grow... I completely AGREE EVERYONE NEEDS TO FIGURE OUT THEIR MACRO!!! :high-five:
HERE'S WHY...
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You can get some really cool trich pics...
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:thanks: Honey - maybe this will inspire others to learn about their macro! I will keep working on figuring my new camera out - or since I finally found my old one, I may just go back to it. It was lost for over a year - until a week after I bought the new one - ugh!! And now I have forgotten how to change the light setting to get better pics under HPS ... so I will be reviewing it too!

Great info i always wondered how they did that, about how many seeds do you get from a small plant like that one? Sorry if someone has already asked
 

Buckshot

Member of the Month: Nov 2013 - Nug of the Month: Mar 2013, Dec 2014 - Plant of the Month: Mar 2018
CAUTION: First be completely aware that any part of a plant that you spray with colloidal silver IS NOT SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION (smoking or ingesting). The pollen created is completely safe to use and all seeds created with that pollen are safe


I was out here Colloidal Silver | Female Cannabis Seeds and found a link back here!!! :3:

I am wondering about the safety of the product, can you steer me to any info?
 

buzcuzz

New Member
Wish I would of read this 2 weeks ago. Been using 30ppm 1x day for 2 weeks on a auto & nothing. Oh well, at least I didn't do the whole damn plant and only a branch.
 

DankyDavid

New Member
Yeah..me too I just spent $800 on Auto seeds. It is retarded how expensive they are considering how small of a year they bring and you can not clone them.

I have 4 different auto strains 20 seeds of each. This is a great way to not pay for more seeds from these strains... that is for sure!
 

toker69

New Member
I started using CS to make feminised seeds. I've found if done properly you don't have to burn your plants, and I average 100's of seeds per plant. I use a higher PPM, and have learned by trial, and error a few new tricks, and ideas. I think there are many more things yet to be discovered about CS fems. One day Granny if you come back to 420 come see what I've learned! :)
 
I consume CS all the time

Make brownies out of the rest. A few seeds would be great.

Colloidal silver is an incredible cure all.

Great for tooth aches burns cuts ...

And for feminising seeds.
 

TropicGrow

New Member
Just a question, when you sprayed the branches of your female and separated it from the rest did it pollinate itself after the sacks developed? Reason I'm asking is because I wanted the same female OG to basically impregnate itself rather than sacrifice a female. For the life of me the branches with colloidal silver would simply not pollinate the female branch still on the plant. Is this a natural self defense kind of mechanism, maybe to prevent very bad genetics from forming? Or is this just a fluke I may have experienced.

Since then I have successfully impregnated another female OG with the same plant with no problems, at least thats sorted but that question never left me.
 
Just a question, when you sprayed the branches of your female and separated it from the rest did it pollinate itself after the sacks developed? Reason I'm asking is because I wanted the same female OG to basically impregnate itself rather than sacrifice a female. For the life of me the branches with colloidal silver would simply not pollinate the female branch still on the plant. Is this a natural self defense kind of mechanism, maybe to prevent very bad genetics from forming? Or is this just a fluke I may have experienced.

Since then I have successfully impregnated another female OG with the same plant with no problems, at least thats sorted but that question never left me.

I haven't done it yet!! (but soon real soon) I just hope it works.. How great it would be to plant a field of the Girls..

If it spreads then just more fine seeds. I'm from the era of stems and seeds so as long as there is some good bud along with it, I'm good with that. Pot today is so good that sometimes a little lighter high is ok.
 
Got Seeds

Hi All

I thought I was too late to use the CS.. A week or so before the buds went from white threads to brown.

I kept that part growing a couple weeks longer than the rest of the buds that I had.
It produced about 20 or 30 seeds.

What was left on the plant... Just some small buds got a treatment of CS and left a few more weeks past the first frost etc. With barely anything on the plant I got about 200 or more seeds (they looked way better than the early ones)
 

SilviaUSA

New Member
Since professional growers produce feminized seeds, I decided to research how they did it. There were a few different ways suggested, but the one that interested me the most was using colloidal silver. Some articles said this is the main way seed growers develop feminized seeds and/or "self" the plant.

HOW TO USE COLLOIDAL SILVER TO PRODUCE FEMINIZED SEEDS

A very basic description of colloidal silver and it's actions: It is a solution of pure silver particles suspended in distilled water. It is often taken orally for health benefits (easy to purchase). When used on marijuana plants, it inhibits ethylene production needed (and normally produced) by the plant to produce female flowers, thus forcing the plant to produce male pollen sacs instead. Since there are no male chromosomes, the pollen is female (listed in many places as 99.99% female) and will produce female seeds.

CAUTION: First be completely aware that any part of a plant that you spray with colloidal silver IS NOT SAFE FOR CONSUMPTION (smoking or ingesting). The pollen created is completely safe to use and all seeds created with that pollen are safe.

BE SAFE!!! For this reason, I highly recommend using a complete plant (small clone or plant) to produce your pollen. Separate this plant from all other plants so you do not get colloidal silver spray on any consumable plants.

What you will need:

1) Colloidal Silver (CS) Spray (at least 40 ppm and pure - not too strong either!) and a spray bottle. I purchased Bio-Silver Ultra Colloidal Silver 50 ppm online and it worked.

2) One female plant to turn male. From seed or clone doesn't matter - but it should be the best looking female with all the characteristics that matter to you, since it will be used as a parent for your seeds. This can be a small plant in a small pot.

3) One female plant to pollinate. You can pollinate just a few flowers on a branch (do not use bottom flowers because they may not produce finished seeds), an entire branch, or the entire plant.

The day before you change your light cycle to 12/12, you will begin to thoroughly mist all new growth areas with the CS spray on the plant you wish to turn male. Repeat this at least once daily until you see male pods forming (use magnifying glass to watch closely - approximately 10 to 21 days). If the plant begins developing flowers quickly (as with auto-flowering strains), spray 2 to 3 times daily (dependent upon the plant's tolerance of the solution) until you see male pollen sacs forming where female flowers were developing). Once daily is the recommendation unless otherwise needed. Be sure to store your CS in a dark place between uses as light can degrade the CS solution. AND REMEMBER TO AVOID SPRAY TOUCHING CONSUMABLE PLANTS!!!

Once you are sure male sacs are developing, separate this male plant from your females to avoid accidental pollination. I simply took my female-turned-male plant to a different room with no air movement and let it survive on window light. A closet with a CFL would do nicely too. Heat and moisture are pollen killers, so avoid hot or moist areas.

Once male sacs begin to develop on the plant, it will be a bit of time before the majority of the sacs open to release pollen. With the auto strain I did, it was about 2 weeks, but this time varies with different strains. Don't disturb this plant (no air flow) and simply wait for numerous pollen sacs to open. Even the slightest air draft carries the pollen adrift... but it also makes it so very easy to collect too! When numerous pollen sacs are open, a gentle tap makes the pollen easy to collect on any clean smooth surface like glass or a mirror. It will be slightly yellowish in color. Use immediately, or dry and freeze for later use.

Need I say it is very important to change clothes and wash yourself completely before re-entering your flowering room!!! Pollen is very small and clings to clothing, hair, etc very easily.

Now, if you prepared ahead, you will also have a female plant flowering very nicely by the time you have your pollen. Isolate the plant, or branch, and pollinate. This info isn't geared towards detailed pollination methods, so please check other sources for that information. I used a Q-tip and tapped it gently over the flowers I wanted to pollinate.

Allow the female plant (or branch) adequate time to finish producing viable seed. If you take her early, your seeds will not be viable. The time needed for viable seeds varies with different strains and can range from 3 to 6 weeks with an average of 4 to 5 weeks.

Wah-lah... you now have feminized seeds... at least that's what the info said SHOULD happen!
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Last... my own experience...

Before deciding to try colloidal silver, I had already purchased 10 regular (not feminized) auto-flowering seeds because I wanted to be able to have male pollen to use to create my own seeds. After planting those seeds, I got to reading about CS and decided to try this too.

Nine out of ten seeds came up. My biggest concerns were that I couldn't simply start spraying the day before light change because I didn't have feminized seeds and the strain is auto-flowering. I knew I would have to wait until the plants showed their sex and worried it wouldn't work because I couldn't start it soon enough and autoflowering plants go direct into flowering once they preflower.

I ended up with 5 females and 4 males. I watched closely for preflowers and identified the females as quickly as I could. I saved the two best males in case the CS didn't work. I did find out it is very easy to collect pollen with those first males... and I did pollinate a female just to assure I would have seeds and the CS procedure wasn't finished by the time the true males pollen was.

I took the largest and best looking female and began to spray her once daily as soon as she clearly showed preflowers. But since this is an auto flowering plant, she began to grow small hairy flowers in the first few days. I increased to spraying the new growth areas (basically small flowers beginning in all nodes) to 2 to 3 times daily for the next 10 days, but this solution is pretty hard on the plant. When I began to feel I was seeing changes (looking at thru 20x magnifying glass), I decreased to once daily again for the remainder of the 21 days it took to have this lil lady turn male.

She put up a good fight. She kept shooting out hairs everywhere and I kept spraying them, which ultimately killed them and turned those female pods into male sacs. I am not at all concerned about hermie traits because she was definitely all girl being forced to grow balls. But balls she did grow in the end! I will also say, her leaves were shriveled pretty bad and her growth was definitely stunted with this procedure - but she ended up giving me all the pollen I would ever need for this strain.

Since it worked with an auto-flowering strain, I have now taken 2 clones from each of the non-auto strains I have vegging (I prefer pure strains, not cross-strains). I will use one to create a small male and the other as a small female to flower. Won't need to put them in anything but small pots, won't take up too much room, can remove from the room easily for safe pollination... and will sure give me nice returns with pure strains seeds I can pop anytime I want!!!

I hope others find this useful too - because I am in no way a professional!! If I can do it, so can others!
I have a beautiful female Tutankhanom x Amnesia and I painted 30 ppm of colloidal silver on a bottom branch nodes with a paint brush. On the 3rd day one large pollen sac appeared. Today is day 4. I thought this was rather quick in that I read it should take at least 10 - 14 days for this to happen. The other plants that I had also treated with colloidal show no signs yet of change. Just wanted to put that out there because you must really look hard at your plant(s) I'm suggesting at least twice a day. Now I have to watch this sac for change. I plan on removing the whole branch once I feel the pollen sac is mature and will pollinate another branch on the same plant with that pollen. Hopefully I'll have enough time to do this to create the feminized seeds of this strain I created. Has anyone done this method to an auto? I'm going to give that a try as well soon.
 

dieselskunk

Active Member
This is something I want to try. I tried early this year but the plants were to developed, found out about this to late. I have a G13 Haze out side in New England and I am wondering when to start spraying it.We are at 14.5 hours of light per day right now. I am growing in a 30 gallon grow pot

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sfgiantsfan

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I know this is way old....but I have a question on the off chance someone sees it.

Are both the pollinated female and the reversed male put in flower at the same time? I run my grows, I'm a micro/stealth grower, back to back and not perpetuating. Can I get this done in 1 grow or do I collect pollen in one grow and pollinate in the next grow?

Thanks!
 
This is the third year I tried...
First year good luck and got almost 200 female seeds
2nd year no luck... Probably waited too long before spraying CS
This Year I have already sprayed a couple times.
Today just took a small bud to see if any seeds or not.

I have two types of pot plants... I sprayed One of each type..
They are right next to the other strain.. so maybe; just maybe the unsprayed plant will seed up..
anyway ... I'm pretty sure I'll get seeds.

It was too wet this morning otherwise...
I would have dabbed a bud from last year on these plants... Just to add a little bit more weed to enjoy
 
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GOT SEEDS.....
On the 6 inch sprig from my smallest plant... 4 of them FOUR ...
I dried them in the oven... at 170 but not next time...
They look good... dark and plump.
I'll take out the 2 small plants and hang them.. They have seeds and are much smaller
Don't want to lose seed plants to theft.
The ones sitting side by side might cross.. Whoo Hoo
I sprayed these plants 4 weeks ago then again 2 weeks ago. or maybe 5 and 3 weeks
They can probably get by with 10 days to 2 weeks before a hard frost and get seeds.

Last year there was a frost right after the spray.. Didn't hurt the weed but no seed.

This is fun.
 

sfgiantsfan

Well-Known Member
GOT SEEDS.....
On the 6 inch sprig from my smallest plant... 4 of them FOUR ...
I dried them in the oven... at 170 but not next time...
They look good... dark and plump.
I'll take out the 2 small plants and hang them.. They have seeds and are much smaller
Don't want to lose seed plants to theft.
The ones sitting side by side might cross.. Whoo Hoo
I sprayed these plants 4 weeks ago then again 2 weeks ago. or maybe 5 and 3 weeks
They can probably get by with 10 days to 2 weeks before a hard frost and get seeds.

Last year there was a frost right after the spray.. Didn't hurt the weed but no seed.

This is fun.
Are you spraying daily?
 
And thanks to you..
I'm gonna spray the Big plants with CS asap
There could be a good couple weeks to go yet.
These girls need to complete their life tasks... Seeds
Having thousands of feminized seeds along with great pot..
Look out 2019
 
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