Originally Posted by MrBungle
I believe the best way to tell if its genetic or from light stress is to observe the entire plant..
is it in spots or is it through out the entire plant? if its just a spot or 2 then its probably light leak or some other type of stress... if the plant is covered in hermie growth through out the plant.. then its probably genetics...
Thats interesting! I observed all the plants right now and it seems like that the top branches of the plants grow all bananas out while the lower branches do not really have nanners or brown stigmas at all.
So does that mean we can exclude genetics as a problem and the light leaks or stress come back to talk?
Originally Posted by Pinball Wizard
probably California genetics
Nice pics Pinball! But my hermie looks completely different..there are only some nanners growing between the white pistils. But there are no open bursting pollen sacks or something like in your pictures, only nanners and some brown hairs. Some braches look like they havent been pollinated at all..only white pistils and no nanners.
And no it´s not an californian genetic, its the good old sensi star
Originally Posted by KONY
Change that 5 minutes to 15 minutes and you should be good to go. The other thing that people forget is you need to check during the dark cycle of the plants multiple separate times throughout the dark cycle.
Thanks for that advise, i will check the dark period multiple times now and see if there is any light leaking trough.
Originally Posted by VerdantGreen
when the pistils of a female come into contact with pollen, you will get a seed. the pollinated pistils will wither and over a few weeks you will get a seed forming.
the pollen will NOT cause the female to become hermaphrodite. it will NOT make male flowers grow on your female plant.
the only thing that pollen from a previous grow would cause is some seeds in your plants, NOT male flowers. (obviously if you get male flowers growing on a hermie plant, they might produce pollen and you will get seeds for that reason too)
more about your timer switch... you have checked that the lights come on and go off at the same time - good. now go and slowly turn the timer wheel through the full 24 hour cycle whilst watching the lights and make sure that the lights are not somehow coming on at some point during the dark cycle. it is possible that one of the little levers on a segmental timer can be pushed the wrong way and make this happen.
as for light leaks, unless they are very bad they should not cause hermies in stable genetics. plants are evolved to not be disturbed during night cycle by moonlight so they are not that sensitive.
Alright thats really helping me out! Thanks alot for that reply.
So my biggest fear after the last grow was that some pollen will get stuck in some places of the growbox and will immediately pollinate the new ones.
But if in this scenario the plants will only grow seeds in the buds and do not get hermie with all the nanners like they did on me that means that it cannot come from pollen of the last grow am i right?
That would also mean that it has to come from light leaks or some sort of stress.
That is really a good piece of knowledge there
I will check the complete cycle of the lighning stage like you told me, maybe i can find a problem there.
So i also read that some people say that light leaks cannot cause hermies. I also thought of that moonlight theory, because when the moon is really bright all the outdoor plants have to hermie if they were so sensitive to light leaks.
I like that the case of pollination from pollen of the last grow is now closed thanks to the info from VerdantGreen above. That means light leaks, genetics or stress but i cannot imagine that it is genetics..
as i told you there is a massive amount of people who buys their clones there since years..i know a few of them and no strain hermied.
In the german forums there also are some threads with feedback from people who tested clones from this shop, and it is overall positive feedback.
I just dont have the time so grow from seed everytime..i can make at least one run more per year when i start with clones from a trusted shop and let them flower after 2-3 weeks.