Hey Guys, thanks for this amazing feedback
Originally Posted by VerdantGreen
pollen does not cause hermies, dirt doesnt cause hermies.
as said, check for light leaks, and double checl your light cycle, make sure it goes off and on when you think it is, make sure lights arent coming on during dark cycle.
get some clones or stable genetics that you know are unlikely to hermie.
@VerdantGreen: I know that dirt cannot cause hermies, but i just wanted to point out how good i cleaned my growroom because the last run hermies as well. Otherwise i would not have cleaned it this well
But Pollen cannot cause Hermies is new to me?
So when the pistils of a female come in contact with male pollen they will not become a hermaphrodite, but pure male or what? (i´m not this well informed about Pollination^^)
Originally Posted by Douglas.Curtis
Low pH, light leaks, large temp swings, root bound, light leaks, femmed pollen created from stressed females (ya get femmed and hermie pollen), hermie prone genetics, light leaks, pH stress. Yeah, I repeated some of the main ones. lol
Keep at it, you'll figure it out.
Ok now i am a bit confused, there is a difference between "femmed Pollen" and "hermie pollen"? Can you tell me some more about that?
Originally Posted by jammie
hey Irael, that sucks. light leaks, poor genetics, environmental issues are the main cause. go into your grow room 1hour after lights out and 4-5 hrs into lights out to check for light leaks. you must check 2-3 times during lights out to exclude light as issue. you can try dutchmasters "reverse" or "optic" but i'd use them soon.
I also heard about that Reverse stuff, but does it really work? Can it really turn a hermie into a pure female back again? I think i also read somewhere that Dutch Masters went out of business so the "Reverse" product does not exist anymore. Alternatives are Optic Foliar "Switch" but i never used both of the products.
Let´s also dicsuss everything you have suggested me in your answers:
I do not think that genetics are the real problem on this hermie-thing, i work with clones since years.
The clones come from the most trusted clone shop here in my country which sells millions of clones a year with a nice strain selection and clean plants.
Many of my friends and friends of them also buy their genetics since years from there and never had issues with hermies, not even on the same Strains that hermied on me.
2) Checking Light Cycle:
As i said before i bought myself a new Timer for the lightning cycle before starting this grow. The lights go out at 11pm at Night and then again on at 11 am. Everytime i checked at that times, the light went out or on excatly as the timer has been set.
3) The good old Light Leaks:
I was thinking about this topic a long time too before i started this grow..My box stands in a small room with one window in it. The window is covered with 3 layers of curtains so pretty much no light come trough.
Then before the Box there stands a large storage box which should hide the box a bit, so this huge storage box also makes it even darker in front of the growbox. And then the plants stand in the growtent..so the Plants got curtains, a dark room, the backside of the storage box and the Grow Tent Walls between them and a light source (window).
I also cannot see my hand before my eyes when i stand in the room and the lights are out. Not even after closing my eyes for a minute.
I got some pictures for you so you can imagine my room better:
First is the covered window, second the Grow Tent behind the Storage Box and last one a picture with light out.
I really like where this discussion is heading to, i think we can figure out the problem soon!