Originally Posted by budnut
I'm thinking about a Zam Afghan#1 or a Zam x Ethiopian IBL cross. Since I have some 2-month old Zam pollen in fridge, I'll probably dust my 6 Ethiopians with that. (6, 1 week old seedlings in a vertical Inda Gro 400W cabinet. The light is intense with supplemental fluorescents and reflective mylar.) My last grow yielded about 7oz seeded Zamaldelica, which 3 females continued to grow even after I pollinated them with a Zam male, and showed no sign of slowing down, even after having flowered for 5 1/2 months. (I vegged them for only 2 weeks before placing them on 13/11 then 14/10 to try to finish them, but they were almost pushing against the top of my 36" tall cab, so I just decided to harvest so I could start my Ethiopians.)
Old 11-06-2016, 10:32 PM #120
URL for my long rambling introduction (I'm not able to provide photos of my grow), followed by an idea about exposing cannabis seeds very briefly, advisedly, just a second or two, to a crude but effective, home made x-ray machine that you, yourself can construct inexpensively. If this sounds intriguing, for starters, google: how to make a home made x-ray machine
Mutagenesis creating strange and unknown THC profiles could actually result, due to the x-rays ability of altering the seed's natural genetics. (Btw, our ancestors and we, ourselves, to some degree, have all been exposed to the x-rays that routinely accompany the UV, and gamma-ray bursts streaming from sudden, sporadic supernova explosions.) Typical cataclysmic x-ray stellar explosions are rich sources of x-ray radiation and these events are theorized to have recurrently affected the evolution of life on Earth. Thusly, punctuated evolution of all living species, including the cannabis plant, may have been repeatedly triggered over eons by these x-ray inundations. However, it should be remembered, that since these radiant energies are highly damaging to living cells, limiting seed-irradiating exposure time to very brief doses is imperative. For those who are doubtful or opposed to such "mad scientist" meddling/investigation, I adjure them that all life itself may be seen as one big ongoing program amounting to the cosmos conducting a controlled test or investigation. Hence, this huge, billions-of-years universal experimental process has, since time immemorial, involved and incorporated powerful flashes of intense stellar X-rays permeating and changing the individual cells of all living beings on planet Earth. Perhaps this phenomena represents a pervasive cosmological mechanism designed to promote sentience/survival upgrades in plants, animals and homo sapiens? As for me, it is exciting to think about delving into the creative cauldron of life itself. Just think, modern technology has empowered DIY enthusiasts to construct their very own miniature cosmic evolutionary "device" capable of replicating the life-altering results of unbelievably stupendous DNA-altering Supernovas! Now, any intrepid botanist/breeder is enabled to foray deeper into the mysterious realm of genetic manipulation via employment of powerful rays. Could this be the next step in 21st century cannabis culture?
All things are artificial, for nature is the art of God. - Thomas Browne