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Forum: Cuttings & Propagation Techniques 05-31-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,622
Posted By Somatek
Is that the purple version from Southern Ontario...

Is that the purple version from Southern Ontario or the much more well known/common Dutch version that has a lot more indica in it?
Forum: Cuttings & Propagation Techniques 05-27-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,622
Posted By Somatek
I just bought one from Lee Valley as it was...

I just bought one from Lee Valley as it was decently priced and easily accessible. I really didn't research it or check out different brands.

I haven't checked whether adding specific amendments...
Forum: Cuttings & Propagation Techniques 05-25-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,622
Posted By Somatek
When I talked about Papaya being in rough shape...

When I talked about Papaya being in rough shape and needing to be nursed back to health, I meant it literally. The clones is stressed out from repeated heavy pesticide applications by the person who...
Forum: Cuttings & Propagation Techniques 05-21-2019, 07:12 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 16,622
Posted By Somatek
I just got back my favourite cut, a local plant...

I just got back my favourite cut, a local plant some buddies grew in '99 they found in their three way cross of (skunk/purple star) x master kush. So she's 20 years old this year.

She's looking a...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 02-15-2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 33,846
Posted By Somatek
I grew it years ago and pick up 2 packs last year...

I grew it years ago and pick up 2 packs last year when it was clear my back problems were more then a minor issue. The combination of cerebral effects, good yields and hardy plants is irresistible. ...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 02-14-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 33,846
Posted By Somatek
Close, it stands for "sativa afghani genetic...

Close, it stands for "sativa afghani genetic equilibrium", the right pheno is great and I found it had really good resistance to PM.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 02-11-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,336
Posted By Somatek
Thanks for the link, it's interesting to hear...

Thanks for the link, it's interesting to hear some solid science around the subject. It makes sense to defoliate lower leaves that aren't getting enough light to photosynthesis effectively as a way...
Forum: New Growers 02-11-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,054
Posted By Somatek
I've always found it easier to keep bugs...

I've always found it easier to keep bugs out/controlled in a SoG with the shorter veg time making it harder for them to get established.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 02-11-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,336
Posted By Somatek
A search didn't turn up any useful threads...

A search didn't turn up any useful threads showing a quantifiable increase in yields in a side by side comparison with decent sample sizes. There's lots of discussions about defoliation in the new...
Forum: Cannabis Flower Photos 01-28-2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By Somatek
I remember those massive, trich coated buds well....

I remember those massive, trich coated buds well. Absolutely beautiful, this may have convinced me to start searching through my F2's looking for something half as nice.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 01-28-2019, 05:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By Somatek
Which paper is that from as I didn't see it in...

Which paper is that from as I didn't see it in either the Stemeroff or Caplan ones linked. Caplan states in the discussion/conclusions under draught stress

"Controlled drought influenced the...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 01-27-2019, 04:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By Somatek
No, if you read the full paper their creating and...

No, if you read the full paper their creating and controlling the water stress by measuring VPD and other metrics to gauge 2 different levels of water availability. Essentially it's just a much more...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 01-27-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By Somatek
Were those results consistent? I thought the...

Were those results consistent? I thought the results varied and they concluded the effect was in relation to pot size.

The paper I linked conpared 3 crops; 2 saw a reduction in cannabinoids & 1...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 01-26-2019, 04:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By Somatek
If you read the full paper it's really looking at...

If you read the full paper it's really looking at optimal irrigation strategies for keeping costs down, testing the cannabinoids was just to see if quality suffered more then testing if it...
Forum: Indoor Grows - Soil 01-26-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 643
Posted By Somatek
I remember BOG writing about this on OG way back...

I remember BOG writing about this on OG way back in the day, never tried it though as I never had a problem with transplant shock and usually grew small plants in a SoG.

Another way to mitigate...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 01-25-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By Somatek
That was my initial reaction, it's unimpressive...

That was my initial reaction, it's unimpressive they're only getting a 70% success rate but then I stepped back and realised it'd be foolish to dismiss it just because it doesn't match my experience....
Forum: Cannabis Flower Photos 01-25-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,612
Posted By Somatek
Are you still growing her all these years later? ...

Are you still growing her all these years later? The right pheno is definitely a keeper.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 12-31-2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,110
Posted By Somatek
Until now we didn't have reliable plant specific...

Until now we didn't have reliable plant specific studies to draw from, now that the UoG is building a lab specifically to study the science of cannabis cultivation we'll finally have quantifiable...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 12-30-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,116
Posted By Somatek
Until it's independently verified there's no...

Until it's independently verified there's no value in their claim as it's marketing and companies have been saying strains are "stable, IBL" for years while ignoring the huge variation shown in their...
Forum: Cannabis Laws & Cannabis Legislation 12-09-2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,100
Posted By Somatek
What truth? Monsanto and Marlborough aren't...

What truth? Monsanto and Marlborough aren't working together. Marlbororough's parent company has bought a stake in a Canadian LP but the only GMO research into pot I've read is how to get microbes...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 11-27-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,352
Posted By Somatek
Very cool, I read the book a couple months ago...

Very cool, I read the book a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. Awesome to see the F2's growing, can't wait to see what the phylos results are.
Forum: Cuttings & Propagation Techniques 11-09-2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,720
Posted By Somatek
Interesting choice of words using "what I believe...

Interesting choice of words using "what I believe in" instead of "what I know". On the one hand you're incredibly rude and dismissive but it's also very truthful to acknowledge that it's just your...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-09-2018, 08:25 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,007
Posted By Somatek
That's not how science works. We test hypothesis...

That's not how science works. We test hypothesis based on corrolations; the biggest correlation that's consistent in all the studies is that stopping smoking cannabis stops CHS. If toxicologists...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-09-2018, 08:18 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,007
Posted By Somatek
If you're "test results" amount to you asserting...

If you're "test results" amount to you asserting that you've personally helped lots of people by treating their CHS, but none of those people are stepping forward to corroborate you're story; people...
Forum: Organic Soil 11-08-2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,007
Posted By Somatek
Challenging opinions based on low quality info is...

Challenging opinions based on low quality info is being part of the solution. After reading the thread I see a lot of assumptions and personal opinions from Douglas Curtis without any references to...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 10-19-2018, 12:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,667
Posted By Somatek
That's a very confusing sentence, the offspring...

That's a very confusing sentence, the offspring of F1's are the F2 generation. I assume you meant that F1's are very stable and uniform. What the previous poster was saying is there's an advantage...
Forum: Ace Seeds 10-11-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 333
Sticky: Violeta
Views: 117,213
Posted By Somatek
Some macro shots of the each pheno from a couple...

Some macro shots of the each pheno from a couple weeks ago, they're forming nice cola's generally with a wider range of aroma's with some leaning towards a more acrid, burnt rubber but most leaning...
Forum: DJ Short and Legends Seeds 10-01-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Somatek
It's still out there as cuts, I've got 30-40 F2's...

It's still out there as cuts, I've got 30-40 F2's that I made in '09/10 and I imagine others out there have some kicking around or have worked with it. I remember the frosty buds creating a huge...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 09-21-2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By Somatek
That's a possibility but there's no science to...

That's a possibility but there's no science to support it as this point so it's just an assumption. Generally combustion destroys complex molecules like azadirachtin, so again it doesn't seem likely...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 09-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,519
Posted By Somatek
I've yet to see anything convincing enough to...

I've yet to see anything convincing enough to dissuade me from using it. The incidents of azadirachtin poisoning involved higher dosages then we'd be exposed to if it's used properly. The above...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 09-15-2018, 12:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,182
Posted By Somatek
Nice looking plants Cigarviper, can't wait to see...

Nice looking plants Cigarviper, can't wait to see how they turn out. I read on another board that Jean Guy was made by Trichome Pharm back in the cannabis world days from a knock off of white widow...
Forum: Ace Seeds 09-13-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 333
Sticky: Violeta
Views: 117,213
Posted By Somatek
Here's a quick shot of Violeta #3, the first to...

Here's a quick shot of Violeta #3, the first to show purple colours and also trichs. I started 2 packs of violeta (regs) at the end of July, ended up with 6 females and 6 males with exactly half of...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-12-2018, 01:51 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,878
Posted By Somatek
Thanks for the info, when did he start his...

Thanks for the info, when did he start his company? I can't remember hearing about them back in '10, anything since then I consider to be a new company and tend to be leary of them. You're comments...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-12-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,878
Posted By Somatek
The majority of places will have nothing but OG...

The majority of places will have nothing but OG variations, but eventually there will be more diversity as more companies like paradise seeds or greenhouse partner up with LP's. I think the real...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 09-11-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,878
Posted By Somatek
No opinion on Riot seeds, just seems to be...

No opinion on Riot seeds, just seems to be another new company that's popped up to try and cash in on the green rush and at those prices I wouldn't give it a first, let alone a second thought.

As...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 09-05-2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,182
Posted By Somatek
So am I after reading your comments about Barb,...

So am I after reading your comments about Barb, but then again it's been so long since I've grown Shiskaberry I can't really remember how it grew so I didn't have many expectations going in other...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 09-05-2018, 03:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,182
Posted By Somatek
Yep, first time running any of his gear and so...

Yep, first time running any of his gear and so far it's looking good. I haven't tried the original Rene so I have no frame of reference but it's smelling delicious so far. I'll be throwing his...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 09-04-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,182
Posted By Somatek
That's what I've found with their René S1's, I've...

That's what I've found with their René S1's, I've got 6 in flower now and there isn't too much variation between them. They're all fairly similar and 5 have a predominantly fruity smell with...
Forum: Cannabis/Hash Smoke Reports 09-04-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,182
Posted By Somatek
Awesome, thanks for sharing as I've got a pack of...

Awesome, thanks for sharing as I've got a pack of those waiting but haven't gotten around to them yet. I couldn't find many grow reports on their gear so it's good to hear it's solid, did you grow...
Forum: Cannabis Infirmary 07-01-2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,789
Posted By Somatek
I'm a big fan of potassium bicarbonate for PM...

I'm a big fan of potassium bicarbonate for PM control, relatively cheap & added to neem oil makes an effective weekly fungicide/pesticide.
Forum: Organic Soil 06-29-2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,305
Posted By Somatek
Interesting idea, I just assumed the char was...

Interesting idea, I just assumed the char was from burning clearings to grow crops and assumed that was the accepted theory. A quick search turned up this;

"The origin of Amazonian Dark Earths...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 06-11-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,667
Posted By Somatek
I think tomato growing is a more accurate analogy...

I think tomato growing is a more accurate analogy over tobacco. I have grown my own, including hydroponically as a demonstration garden. Growing it is easy but controlling the curing to get a good...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 06-10-2018, 03:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,667
Posted By Somatek
I think it's more likely that traditional plant...

I think it's more likely that traditional plant breeders will get involved with Cannabis, take the existing gene pool & stabilise IBL's out of them & continue traditional breeding rather then...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 05-27-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 38,404
Posted By Somatek
Size of the plant is irrelevant because...

Size of the plant is irrelevant because preservation is about keeping the gene pool intact which has to do with population sizes.
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