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    A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders

    Ok, here's where we stand. These 3 Dieselryders are 17 days old as of today. I have them in #8 pots grown in a soil/composted cow manure. I have 500w's of HPS, 7=42w CFL's, 4=15w T8 high UV output Fluorescent grow lamps & 3=LED panels with plans on adding the 4th (when I'm finished using it on clones) I am using Biobizz; Grow, Bloom & Top Max. My grow room is an unfinished basement bathroom with not the best exhaust system but I am able to leave the door open and keep fans going as for good air circulation. Proper extraction systems are just too damn expensive and for a "PO-BOY" I'm just lucky to afford the beans & lights & all the other stuff to grow with (some of you understand what that's like) So...These 3 Dieselryders have been very impressive so far and have grown with extreme vigor & like I said before, they are only 17 days old and are already in the pre-flowering stage. I am kinda' starting to get worried that I may have 3 males but, it's still kinda' early to tell 100%...I will know for certain within the next couple of days. No matter, I will still grow them to full term as to collect the pollen for seeding my next batch of Dieselryders in which I still have 4 beans...cool? so enough said, here are my pics!!! enjoy!!!

    7 days old and 1st feeding



    next day after a good feeding



    MAD LIGHTING!!!







    My homemade 500w HPS lights are hanging above these for some serious lumen's

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Looking for a update

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Ok...were on our 3rd week and as you can see they are all 3 confirmed males. I will be letting these go on living as I want to collect the pollen for breeding and because I am doing this thread on them. I will however keep these outside from here out because I have now started the last 4 Dieselryder beans of which 1 looks like it's not going to make it and the other 3 have sprouted up nicely. I will start getting pic's of them next Friday as to incorporate them into this thread. I was so hoping to get at least one fem out of these but if one or all of those little ones turns fem at least I will have plenty of man powder to use, so all will not be lost. Now all I need to do is figure out the best way to collect the pollen. I thought about placing them inside of clean5gal buckets and just collecting it after they die or can I just clip off the bananas and put them in a medicine bottle? Need a little advice on that one.









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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Ok...don't everyone comment all at once, I can't read that fast! lol

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    Sorry we've been busy. 3 beans and 3 males? Better make lemonade. (You know - when life gives you lemons....) Yeah' well. Check out Smokin Moose's post on pollination:
    http://www.420magazine.com/forums/se...llination.html

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    ok...after reading smokin moose's thread on pollen I may just decide to pick out the best most hearty one of these males and chop the rest to make hash. I only need the strongest one to collect from anyway, right? Damn that sucks...I wanted so bad to do a cool piece on at least one female that was hopefully full of beans by the end of this thread...Oh, well maybe these next ones will deliver? I'm going to try out those Fast Blasts from Afropips next...ready in 40-50days on 12/12 the whole way through. I have some more LR#2's coming in next week as well. I just love getting that E-mail that says; "you have incoming"

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    I don't think you will get much hash from your chopped males. Hash is made from harvested trichomes, and the young males are unlikely to have many, if any lol.
    Those Afopips beans sound interesting.

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Moose View Post
    I don't think you will get much hash from your chopped males. Hash is made from harvested trichomes, and the young males are unlikely to have many, if any lol.
    Those Afopips beans sound interesting.
    Damn, it's good to here from you Moose, how ya been M8? What should I do with these males? I'm thinking on picking the best looking one to keep for pollen and pulling the other two, or should I keep them all for pollen collection? I expect they will start dropping their pollen by the end of this week or sooner. I read your thread on pollen and I'm still not sure how exactly how I'm going to go about it. They have good clumps of bananas so I'm thinking on collecting them by clipping them off when they start dropping their load and saving them in a med bottle? Is that right? I will go in and read your thread again as to study it further. About those Fast Blast beans, I'm not sure what kind of environment they like as far as pot size & depth, nutes, vegg cycle, you know...all the standard Q's. I E-mailed Afropips to try and get the skinny on them. If they will respond or not remains to be seen. Glad your back, Moose, L8R-m8

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    I go with one male. I watch it closely, and when the male flower opens up, and the 4 pollen sacs dangle, usually in the morning, I tickle the pollen sacs with a Q-tip. This ruptures the pollen sac and the pollen falls out. Same thing happens when a girl tickles your nuts lol. I collect it in a small plastic container. You must wait until these sacs open up and rupture or you will get no usable pollen. This means don't cut the 'bananas' off. Some folks put a collar around the male and collect it that way. I find I can harvest all the pollen I need using cotton buds. I then store them in a dry airtight container. Then I mulch the males, or feed them to the chickens.

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Of the 30 lowryders 1&2 that I have grown, I had 40% female.

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Thanks guys...Moose, Can I keep it in the fridge? And, how long will it keep?

    HF, That's a little below average isn't it? only 40%, wow...maybe we need to go with those LR#2 fem beans? I had 3 out of 3 females on my 1st LR#2 grow so I guess I was lucky, huh?

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Quote Originally Posted by Smokin Moose View Post
    Same thing happens when a girl tickles your nuts lol. I collect it in a small plastic container. chickens.







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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    I would try high intro nitrogen levels. (If you haven't alrady ;-)

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Kept dry and cold, it could stay viable for years. Cannabis pollen is not the most robust of pollens, but with care...
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo e View Post
    Thanks guys...Moose, Can I keep it in the fridge? And, how long will it keep?

    HF, That's a little below average isn't it? only 40%, wow...maybe we need to go with those LR#2 fem beans? I had 3 out of 3 females on my 1st LR#2 grow so I guess I was lucky, huh?

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    Re: "A week to week look at the life of 3 Dieselryders"

    Dry and cold are something I have no problem with Moose. I have a spare fridge that I keep cold beer and 420 stuff in, right beside the grow room...sweet set up if I don't say so my self.lol...Freezer or fridge, Moose? I can do either. I have plenty of film canisters too, for collecting. What I'm having trouble with is deciding which one of my males to keep from the 3 as they are all as healthy as little Mooses,lol. What are some traits that you look for in deciding which male to keep? I could get a pic of the 3 for y'all to look at if you think it would help me in deciding the best one to keep. Maybe I'll do a pole with a pic of each to help with deciding.

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