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Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-08-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,372
Posted By zif
Sure there’s a line. ‘Headband’ applied to...

Sure there’s a line.

‘Headband’ applied to cannabis was a stroke of genius. The only way that Ethos isn’t way over the line, for me, is if he was simply unaware of the cut and repeated that stroke...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-07-2018, 08:59 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,372
Posted By zif
It’s shady as shit to name something you sell...

It’s shady as shit to name something you sell with a name identical to an existing name, if it ain’t the same!

No one cares if you choose a new name for something you make that doesn’t give away...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-04-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,800
Posted By zif
I was just thinking you need a miracle clone....

I was just thinking you need a miracle clone. Maybe someone has held the exact plants whose tastes you fell in love with!

Seeds are going to take some sifting. And you might want to make F2s or...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-03-2018, 07:52 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,800
Posted By zif
Looks can be deceiving. Better than what I've...

Looks can be deceiving. Better than what I've sampled from the OH x Sk1 line - from a smoking point of view.

Growing, though, thunks can be bitches indoors. Loonnnnggggg flowering, whispy buds....
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-03-2018, 03:39 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,800
Posted By zif
The thunks seem to lean even more ‘classic’ NLD...

The thunks seem to lean even more ‘classic’ NLD than the OH x sk1s. Some will flower for a very long time!

A tiny lower bud at 9 weeks:...
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 11-03-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By zif
Neat info. I love the ironic name, although I...

Neat info. I love the ironic name, although I suppose there is increasing evidence that hell has in fact frozen over. ;-)
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 11-02-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 131
Posted By zif
In the breeder’s lab, I would think the answer...

In the breeder’s lab, I would think the answer would be to plant out a large number of seeds before the frost free date. Let nature do a sift for you! Rinse and repeat, year over year....

Ideally...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-02-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,800
Posted By zif
36 days flowering Original Haze x Skunk #1 (with...

36 days flowering Original Haze x Skunk #1 (with other grafts in foreground). Definitely nice old school stuff!

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=76136&pictureid=1830089
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 11-01-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 247
Posted By zif
Nspecta runs organic SOG in his breeding program....

Nspecta runs organic SOG in his breeding program.

Check his Instagram for some ideas, for example: https://www.instagram.com/p/BpaCFS4B7Fw/
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 10-27-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 91,985
Posted By zif
Thumbs up Nice. That 14 weeks sure doesn’t sound bad when...

Nice. That 14 weeks sure doesn’t sound bad when you’ve skipped the normal time to build up such a nice frame. Lovely plant!
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 10-27-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 588
Views: 91,985
Posted By zif
12/12 from seed? Wowzers!

12/12 from seed? Wowzers!
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-26-2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
Males and females both get grafted. I don’t...

Males and females both get grafted. I don’t really pay much attention until I flower them out, to be honest.

I have noticed that they maintain a normal-seeming progression from opposite to...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-26-2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
I graft every seed I pop. The goal is to...

I graft every seed I pop. The goal is to eliminate the seedling as quickly as possible, keeping plant count legal.

This usually works out to starting to take grafts at just over 20 days old. This...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-26-2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
Exactly. Even if you can tell a graft will take...

Exactly. Even if you can tell a graft will take in less than a week, it takes some more time before vigorous growth resumes. A fast graft might be back to normal in about 10 days time.

That's 10...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-26-2018, 06:20 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
That’s an interesting question regarding...

That’s an interesting question regarding autoflowering varieties. I have seen a few scions want to flower under an 18/6 light cycle, but they were not from a true autoflowering line. Instead, I think...
Forum: Ace Seeds 10-24-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,811
Posted By zif
That's a very odd statement. Most 'strains'...

That's a very odd statement.

Most 'strains' at this point are the result of many generations of 1:1 crosses of polyhybrid 'elites' of unknown (but likely high) heterozygosity. Few have even one...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-23-2018, 04:11 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
Nice. Looking forward to seeing your results! ...

Nice. Looking forward to seeing your results!

FWIW, I tried defoliation with half of a plant, also trying to hold as much constant as possible. There was zero effect. A couple of grams better...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-20-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
Yup. They take faster than clones root, too. You...

Yup. They take faster than clones root, too. You can tell if it’s good in three or four days.

I do use little humidity ‘slips’ over the scion. Made from the white translucent plastic dollar store...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-20-2018, 03:47 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
For the sake of clarity, in my kit the tape is...

For the sake of clarity, in my kit the tape is the clip. As the stem expands, it sheds the tape.

It’s just import to pinch the sticky side together as shown in the little loop next to the...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 10-20-2018, 03:28 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 31,740
Posted By zif
If that doesn’t work, you could always upgrade to...

If that doesn’t work, you could always upgrade to this complete grafting kit:
https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=74496&pictureid=1893634

$2 at your local dollar store. :biggrin:
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 10-17-2018, 04:09 PM
Replies: 425
Views: 149,152
Posted By zif
I was going to post the fingertip method but FF...

I was going to post the fingertip method but FF beat me to it. It works well - even without a resin ‘carrier’ in my case.

Your fingertips have just enough texture to capture and move pollen, but...
Forum: Micro Grows 10-07-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 65,567
Posted By zif
That’s for sure.... Interesting ‘hyper’-serrated...

That’s for sure.... Interesting ‘hyper’-serrated one there, too!

This is a select F2 crossed back to the Southern Lights mother plant, right? Neat to see the result!
Forum: Micro Grows 09-26-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 65,567
Posted By zif
I saw testing that showed about 2x difference in...

I saw testing that showed about 2x difference in THC% between the top of the plant and the bottom. I wish I had that link for you, but have lost it.

I’ve always preferred the quality/aesthetics of...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 09-24-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By zif
This lady did almost 2x stretch. Topped in veg...

This lady did almost 2x stretch. Topped in veg with expected result, and some bending during early flowering worked well.

I cleaned up the very bottom of the plant, but the remaining lower buds...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-20-2018, 11:39 PM
Replies: 453
Views: 131,957
Posted By zif
Wait - are you chewing on your clippings? I’m...

Wait - are you chewing on your clippings? I’m know it’s from Delicatessen, but... :biggrin:
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-19-2018, 05:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By zif
Science is just like everywhere else. People do...

Science is just like everywhere else. People do one thing, and for various rea$on$, often try to sell their work as doing much, much more.

They looked at Canadian LP cannabis and found lots of...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-18-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 104,893
Posted By zif
Making S2 lines might take fewer plants to show...

Making S2 lines might take fewer plants to show that some YY males are viable? Any all-male results would be from YY males...

Or, easy and fewer plants - cross suspected super males with a female....
Forum: Cannabis Flower Photos 09-17-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,383
Posted By zif
Cured Chem D x GSC ...

Cured Chem D x GSC

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=74496&pictureid=1884046
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-17-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 104,893
Posted By zif
Males donate X or Y chromosomes. Reversed males...

Males donate X or Y chromosomes. Reversed males still donate X or Y chromosomes. So offspring would be 1/4 XX (female!), 1/2 XY (ordinary male), and 1/4 YY (super-males). I’m not sure if the latter...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-14-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,710
Posted By zif
This is a great point. I don’t know about...

This is a great point.

I don’t know about his seeds, but his IG work is really solid. He doesn’t just make himself available, but goes out of his way to share good info.
Forum: Micro Grows 09-13-2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 65,567
Posted By zif
Dang heat is no bueno....

Dang heat is no bueno....
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-12-2018, 11:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By zif
Think about just one locus first. Imagine S0...

Think about just one locus first.

Imagine S0 (the original clone) has genotype Aa.

In meiosis, half of the gametes will get the A allele, while the other half get a.

When you self the plant,...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-12-2018, 05:38 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,710
Posted By zif
I personally love bag appeal on my screen, while...

I personally love bag appeal on my screen, while in the bag I see with my nose. It’s confusing. :tiphat:
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 09-11-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By zif
Right. There’s also a good chance that you’d find...

Right. There’s also a good chance that you’d find they were different purpling genes, which is the other important possibility. Then a two-trait (dihybrid) Punnett might make the best predictions, if...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 09-11-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By zif
^ she’s the first. I popped the rest of the pack...

^ she’s the first. I popped the rest of the pack after the first few tastes of her, but have not been flowering anything thanks to a sustained heat wave here. Hoping to see more examples soon,...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-11-2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By zif
To be fair, your math is presented in a...

To be fair, your math is presented in a misleading way.

You can only lose 50% of the S0 parent’s alleles, at the very most. Every locus must have one or the other parental allele at every Sn. Lots...
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 09-11-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,138
Posted By zif
Duuuude. It transcends the Punnet square. :) ...

Duuuude. It transcends the Punnet square. :)

Seriously though, the idea is that while a given pair of alleles have a particular dominance relationship, that doesn’t tell you how any third allele...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 09-10-2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By zif
NL2 x ChemD bx

I love this plant.

Flavor has a loud pine foreground and swirling complex menthol, lime, and wood background. Clear family resemblance to several Chem D x GSC plants I've run, but much, much...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-10-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By zif
^ this, and in traditional sinsemilla...

^ this, and in traditional sinsemilla agriculture, through intentional selection by the farmer.
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 09-09-2018, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 185
Posted By zif
They do fine with no dome at all. Do you have...

They do fine with no dome at all. Do you have very low humidity without it?
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-07-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By zif
It’s useful to keep in mind that your goal/target...

It’s useful to keep in mind that your goal/target matters.

If a trait depends on a single locus, then you can easily work out what happens with selfing:

1) The original plant may be homozygous,...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 07-19-2018, 10:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By zif
It takes me some time to ‘build’ and completely...

It takes me some time to ‘build’ and completely back-up a plant through grafting. I liked the NL2 x ChemDbx a lot, hence the OP run.

That looks like I’ll end up with 3 or 4 females and 3 or 2...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 07-18-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By zif
Sour Diesel x Sweet Skunk

This one caught me off guard.

She had a lovely structure, similar to the Congo x Sweet Skunk with slightly wider leaves.

But during flowering she was otherwise overshadowed. Nothing obvious...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 07-18-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,419
Posted By zif
I flipped grafted plants directly to 11/13 for...

I flipped grafted plants directly to 11/13 for the 93 and 123 day results. The longer flowering plant didn't even show pistils for approximately two months - seems about right for a flowering from...
Forum: Micro Grows 07-15-2018, 09:58 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 65,567
Posted By zif
Love the meat trick. Sometimes it’s not just the...

Love the meat trick. Sometimes it’s not just the smell, but what other smells are together with it!
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 07-13-2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,419
Posted By zif
There is some useful variation in the thunk...

There is some useful variation in the thunk cross. This lady ran 93 days and had a much tighter, skunk 1 leaning bud structure. Interestingly, the effect is remarkably similar to the 123 pheno,...
Forum: Micro Grows 07-13-2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 65,567
Posted By zif
Looks like you have space for a small scrubber...

Looks like you have space for a small scrubber right in the flowering space. Those can work well if your total air exchange rate is not excessively high.

Speaking of which, you’re probably dialed...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 07-11-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,674
Posted By zif
H-K, does the skunk note survive a prolonged...

H-K, does the skunk note survive a prolonged cure? Just curious....
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 07-05-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,185
Posted By zif
Despite some being hard to keep in my setup, my...

Despite some being hard to keep in my setup, my pack has been very kind to me, with 5 females out of the 5 seeds I've started. So I have at least two more to try, and one of those definitely does not...
Forum: Cannabis Flower Photos 07-02-2018, 11:00 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,383
Posted By zif
Nspecta’s Chem D x Forum GSC ...

Nspecta’s Chem D x Forum GSC

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=74496&pictureid=1864649
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