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Forum: Landraces 02-19-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 103,426
Posted By zif
Resurrecting plants from sequenced DNA is science...

Resurrecting plants from sequenced DNA is science fiction, at the moment. Yes, you can insert a gene or two, but that's it. Doing any more than that would be insanely expensive. (And you're not using...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 02-12-2019, 05:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By zif
She's grafted, but the hightest cross is the...

She's grafted, but the hightest cross is the rootstock. Another NLxChemDbx is still flowering as a scion, but the other scions are already down. A couple of other male Bubba x Blockhead came off her...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 02-11-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By zif
Hightest x Sweet Skunk

Live plant is pungent. Very dank earth/moss and ripe banana aroma. Flowers at day 63:

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=74496&pictureid=1921755
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 02-11-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,980
Posted By zif
bsgospel - it’s pretty amazing how productive a...

bsgospel - it’s pretty amazing how productive a well-seeded, yet tiny plant can be. My OP of the NL x ChemDbx was just 18” and lead to *plenty* of seeds! :biggrin:
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 01-14-2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By zif
^ this Also, F3 and BX2 is very little work...

^ this

Also, F3 and BX2 is very little work in an outcrosser. DJ Short distributes work at F4 and F5, a point where he still expects a fair amount of diversity in the offspring.

On the other...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 01-08-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,280
Posted By zif
Nice to hear from someone else enjoying the...

Nice to hear from someone else enjoying the NLxCD! I liked the first plant I tried so much that I did an open pollination of the rest of the pack. All four females in that run had quite similar...
Forum: Grow Diaries 01-02-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 16,435
Posted By zif
Sounds like the kind of male you might consider...

Sounds like the kind of male you might consider reversing with ethephon. Just seeing how the scent expresses in female flowers might be worth the effort... and then you could self him for “regular”...
Forum: Landraces 12-31-2018, 04:35 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 36,063
Posted By zif
No. Maybe superficial approximations, but...

No.

Maybe superficial approximations, but lost landraces are well and truly never coming back. They are/were vast reserves of rare genes that cannot be re-made or otherwise recovered.

It...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 12-26-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 963
Posted By zif
This is not true in cannabis. And misleading in...

This is not true in cannabis. And misleading in general.

If cannabis were strictly self-pollinating, you'd be interested in the percentage of progeny homozygous at a locus in a given generation....
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 12-18-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By zif
Look up “ethephon” here for reversing males....

Look up “ethephon” here for reversing males. Oddly enough, self-pollinating a reversed male will make basically “regular” seeds, not male-only seeds.

If you really want to keep tons of plants, you...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 12-12-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By zif
Might look into tents while you’re learning what...

Might look into tents while you’re learning what layout works for you. They’d allow you to reconfigure the space on the fly, as often as you like.
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 12-08-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 40,441
Posted By zif
^ this moved sam’s thunks from 5% to 60%...

^ this moved sam’s thunks from 5% to 60% germination for me.

Also prompted me to try surface sowing, which worked well - except for leading to a lot of shell removal surgeries....
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 12-08-2018, 03:26 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By zif
The maintenance is the killer there. You’re...

The maintenance is the killer there. You’re looking at pruning every two to four weeks, and doing a root trim at least three or four times a year - for each plant. I suspect that would get old fast!...
Forum: Growroom Designs & Equipment 12-06-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,109
Posted By zif
If you like variety but are working within a...

If you like variety but are working within a plant-count limited situation, I highly recommend learning to graft.

A single mother can easily support a dozen varieties in a very small space, or...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-17-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 744
Posted By zif
Pet stores are another good walk-in option. Got...

Pet stores are another good walk-in option. Got my red wrigglers at one for a couple of bucks years ago and they’re still going strong.
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-15-2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,102
Posted By zif
Don’t forget to read at least a couple of books...

Don’t forget to read at least a couple of books by real plant breeders. Treat every forum tip as suspect until proven otherwise. The signal to noise ratio is awfully poor when it comes to breeding.
...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-08-2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,424
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: 167
Views: 10,424
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: 170
Views: 11,866
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: 170
Views: 11,866
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: 170
Views: 11,866
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: 11
Views: 337
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: 11
Views: 337
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: 170
Views: 11,866
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: 462
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: 94,562
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: 94,562
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 5,691
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 258
Views: 34,702
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: 427
Views: 151,646
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: 647
Views: 69,182
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: 647
Views: 69,182
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: 35
Views: 2,980
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: 473
Views: 137,752
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: 382
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: 1,071
Views: 112,534
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: 95,216
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: 1,071
Views: 112,534
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: 6,294
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: 647
Views: 69,182
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: 1,889
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: 6,294
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: 1,481
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...
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