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Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 07-19-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
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, 03:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,747
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, 08:58 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 61,959
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, 02:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,747
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, 06:22 AM
Replies: 618
Views: 61,959
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, 09:26 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,702
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 89,987
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
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 06-28-2018, 11:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By zif
Hehehe. Well that’s another story! Try the...

Hehehe. Well that’s another story!

Try the reveg. It may well fail.

As a final alternative to keeping the male alive, you might do a search for pollen storage - it keeps well if you’re careful....
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 06-28-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By zif
Most won’t reveg. Assuming you want to keep...

Most won’t reveg.

Assuming you want to keep your male and/or keep plant numbers down, you have two easy alternatives:

Flower a single branch of the male. Any branch on 12/12 will flower, while...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 06-28-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By zif
Yep! It’s a really great technique. If you...

Yep! It’s a really great technique.

If you appreciate variety and trying to stay legal, until we can get no limits (or at least canopy area limits) for homegrows, it’s unbeatable.

Check this...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 06-27-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By zif
I’ve seen auto-tendencies, too. But in a fairly...

I’ve seen auto-tendencies, too. But in a fairly unusual situation. Two of the four Purple X females I have saved on my bonsai grafted mom are showing some desire to flower.

Less:
...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 06-25-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,067
Posted By zif
Choice Chimeras

Decided to put together a consolidated thread of all things Chimera, Cultivator's Choice, and Breeders Retail.

I run small, multi-variety plants to stay within my locale's ridiculous plant counts....
Forum: The Library 06-25-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,506
Posted By zif
Have you watched Hash Church at Bubbleman's World...

Have you watched Hash Church at Bubbleman's World on youtube? Sam appears in almost every episode!

And Chimera on occasion as well.
Forum: The Library 06-23-2018, 05:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,506
Posted By zif
This deserves a bump, too. Less grow, more scene,...

This deserves a bump, too. Less grow, more scene, but a few standout episodes. For example, it’s always nice to hear RC Clarke, but he’s particularly chill on the Cannabis Connection....
Forum: The Library 06-21-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,506
Posted By zif
I hate to be negative, but one serious con re:...

I hate to be negative, but one serious con re: The Potcast is that Heavy Dayze has a very poor understanding of plant breeding.

When he's asking questions about history, culture, personal...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 06-09-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By zif
Rather than explore the unfortunate depths of...

Rather than explore the unfortunate depths of cannabis bro science via multiple BX 'strategies', why not spend that energy thinking about real approaches to developing the F1s we are lacking?
...
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 06-08-2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,098
Posted By zif
That’s funny, because I took 2 to the 3 and got a...

That’s funny, because I took 2 to the 3 and got a 99. :P
Forum: New Growers 06-07-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By zif
If there is an effect, it's very small. And the...

If there is an effect, it's very small. And the usual argument is that it causes plants to throw an odd male flower, not a different chemotype.

In pheno hunting, though, aren't you seeking...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 06-04-2018, 10:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,823
Posted By zif
Question (deep) bump - Chimera, is this the lemon floss...

(deep) bump - Chimera, is this the lemon floss mother, or a stellar half-sib?
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 06-03-2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,187
Posted By zif
To anyone who has tried and failed at grafting:...

To anyone who has tried and failed at grafting: some scion stock is very reluctant to graft.

A very desirable scion took 8 attempts for a single good graft. This was over three different rootstock...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 05-31-2018, 11:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,104
Posted By zif
Love the resin running wayyy out along the fan...

Love the resin running wayyy out along the fan leaf serrations!

Any scents stand out in that dankness yet?
Forum: Ace Seeds 05-13-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 325
Views: 23,986
Posted By zif
^^ Simply stunning! Great show!

^^ Simply stunning! Great show!
Forum: Toker's Den 05-05-2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 17,522
Posted By zif
^ Trump allegedly tells Senator he won't thrash...

^ Trump allegedly tells Senator he won't thrash (or won't let Sessions thrash) the CO cannabis industry in exchange for getting their confirmation process rolling again just doesn't have the same...
Forum: Micro Grows 05-05-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By zif
So, like a micro landrace? =) I think it’s a...

So, like a micro landrace? =)

I think it’s a fun idea. Some traits to consider:

speed of response to 12/12
no stretch / low stretch / highly uniform stretch
no quirky responses to...
Forum: Micro Grows 05-04-2018, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 885
Posted By zif
What traits define the perfect micro-grow plant...

What traits define the perfect micro-grow plant for you?

I can think of many that might be nice for micro-grows, but on the other hand it's already possible to grow just about any photoperiod...
Forum: Micro Grows 04-27-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 61,959
Posted By zif
I wonder if you’d see herms in a deeper sift of...

I wonder if you’d see herms in a deeper sift of the S1s, or if they require genes from both sides of the cross. Man, too bad the intersex trait is not down to a single gene!

That root beer pheno...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 04-27-2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By zif
^ love the look of that!

^ love the look of that!
Forum: Micro Grows 04-26-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 618
Views: 61,959
Posted By zif
DC, I'm curious if you've seen any intersex...

DC,
I'm curious if you've seen any intersex issues with your thunk(s)? I've run four without issue - which is somewhat surprising given the Thai heritage.

Do you think it might have come from the...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 04-15-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,187
Posted By zif
Under a flowering photoperiod, you might have a...

Under a flowering photoperiod, you might have a tough time getting enough growth on the scion to make the process worthwhile. Flowering branches also have a reputation of being tough to graft with......
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 04-14-2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 517
Posted By zif
Seconded re: MountZionCollec Ran both,...

Seconded re: MountZionCollec

Ran both, beautiful plants:
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 04-12-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 29,756
Posted By zif
Suppose I self each of 1000 plants. How do I lose...

Suppose I self each of 1000 plants. How do I lose alleles, compared with the open pollination? What about if I randomly choose 1 male, 1 female, and then only pollinate that pair, and proceed through...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-28-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,627
Posted By zif
Curious what you find different, as you clearly...

Curious what you find different, as you clearly have real experience with both types of seed?

I'm up to 100s of fems and 1000s of regs over the last several decades, and have found keepers from...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-28-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,627
Posted By zif
Pros of regular seeds: I just like them /...

Pros of regular seeds:

I just like them / would never grow anything else (philsophical objection)
What nature intended (phil. ob.)
Ease of pollen chucking / seed production
Virtually all...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-27-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,627
Posted By zif
This is not different from regular seeds, is it? ...

This is not different from regular seeds, is it?

Arguably, breeding with reversed females makes removing stress-induced intersexual traits easier.
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-27-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,627
Posted By zif
Some of the cons I have in mind: extra...

Some of the cons I have in mind:

extra space, supplies, time spent on males
opportunity cost of males for low-plant-count legal regimes
random number of females per pack
may seem harder for...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-27-2018, 03:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,627
Posted By zif
Regular seeds worth it?

I’ve been thinking about how back when I learned to grow, regular seeds were the only option.

It took me a long time to try ‘all female’ seeds. When I did, I really enjoyed the results, but also...
Forum: Chimera Genetics / Breeders Retail 03-26-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 40,001
Posted By zif
Question Any lab reports for this generation of the...

Any lab reports for this generation of the Schnazz?

I'm very curious because the first plant that I ran completely overwhelmed my carbon filter during flowering, and cured at first into a very...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-26-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,187
Posted By zif
This is an advantage in flowering, too. ...

This is an advantage in flowering, too.

Three of eight varieties on one rootstock:
https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=76136&pictureid=1834874
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-26-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,187
Posted By zif
Chemotype seems completely unaffected by...

Chemotype seems completely unaffected by grafting. I.e., the flowers are indistinguishable from own-root clones. Maybe absolute amounts are changed, but the profile seems stable.

I think the...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-21-2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By zif
^ This is almost certainly practically the case. ...

^ This is almost certainly practically the case.

Azeotropes are tricky and may depend on the other compounds (e.g., terpenes). I suppose adding more dry alcohol should allow you to drive water...
Forum: Cannabis Concentrates 03-21-2018, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,618
Posted By zif
~190 proof is the azeotrope, so yes, alcohol and...

~190 proof is the azeotrope, so yes, alcohol and water will boil off in that ratio. It looks like vacuum breaks the azeotrope. You can pull nearly pure ethanol around 100 mm Hg @ 33° C. So at that...
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 03-20-2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By zif
^ Thanks, The Skunkist! I was curious if they...

^ Thanks, The Skunkist! I was curious if they listed the ‘dad’ and must have seen right through the listing. ;-)
Forum: Cannabis Growing Questions 03-20-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,048
Posted By zif
Is this a recent pack? Dutch Passion doesn't...

Is this a recent pack? Dutch Passion doesn't seem to list a fem version right now, although they do have an auto Durban Poison.... May be a mix-up with the vendor?
Forum: Marijuana Strains and Breeding 03-16-2018, 08:46 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 29,756
Posted By zif
True, but missing the point. There's a limit that...

True, but missing the point. There's a limit that we approach when trying to preserve genes, both in their relative frequencies and variant alleles.

The key is that in the low 1000's, you're very...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-06-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,187
Posted By zif
Also, grafts on a combo plant in flower: ...

Also, grafts on a combo plant in flower:

https://www.icmag.com/ic/picture.php?albumid=76136&pictureid=1825897
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 03-06-2018, 08:02 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 28,187
Posted By zif
Question Anyone else notice a tendency for some scions to...

Anyone else notice a tendency for some scions to autoflower after grafting?

I’ve seen it with different scion genetics on a couple of otherwise healthy bonsai multi-moms (15 different scions on...
Forum: Breeder's Laboratory 03-01-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 15,875
Posted By zif
In contrast, if someone finds (and shares) an...

In contrast, if someone finds (and shares) an inducer male, you could pollinate a female and then simply sprout haploid seeds! In many species these actually show spontaneous chromosome doubling, so...
Forum: Cannabis Botany and Advanced Growing Science 02-25-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 85,990
Posted By zif
The genetics of haploid inducers in maize are...

The genetics of haploid inducers in maize are becoming clearer (see below). I wonder how far away an inducer male is for the cannabis community? Or is he already out there somewhere?

If so, I...
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