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    How do I create feminized marijuana seeds?
    When growing regular marijuana seeds, the resulting plants end up being about 50% male and 50% female. This can be a big disadvantage to the grower because male plants do not produce high-quality buds. However, if you create feminized marijuana seeds, then the resulting plants will all grow up to be female.

    While there are a few different ways to create your own feminized seeds, for some people making your own feminized seeds may be impractical. If you are looking for a discrete, dependable seed bank, I personally recommend EDIT thctalk shop who has a huge selection of seeds.

    How it Works
    The main method used to create feminized seeds is to take a female plant and force it to grow male sex organs and produce pollen. You can then take this all-female pollen and use it to fertilize other females. Because all the genetic material comes from females, you will end up with seeds that are at 99% female. Any male plants that do result when growing feminized seeds are probably genetic females that are growing with male characteristics.

    There are several processes by which female plants will grow male characteristics. Some female marijuana plants will start growing male organs if they are left in flowering for too long, as a last ditch attempt to pollinate themselves since they were not pollinated by any male plants. Some female plants will also show male characteristics as a result of heat and light stress. Lastly, you can actually force almost any female plant into showing male characteristics by treating it with some sort of solution such as colloidal silver.

    Here's a Break-down of the two main methods:

    How to Feminize Seeds Using Rodelization
    Pros:

    All-Natural
    Very Simple
    Cons:

    Unreliable
    May not produce many feminized seeds
    The Rodelization method is all-natural and is the simplest method to create feminized seeds, but it is also unreliable and may not produce much pollen. Basically, the premise is that some female marijuana plants will start growing male pollen sacs / sex organs if they've been left in flowering too long (past the peak point of harvest). This is a last-ditch attempt by the marijuana plant to pollinate itself so that it at least produces a few seeds. You can collect these male pods and use the pollen inside them to pollinate other female plants. You pollinate female plants by evenly covering their buds with the pollen after they've been in flowering for 2-3 weeks. Females that are pollinated in this way will start growing all-female marijuana seeds. If you're very careful, you can pollinate only some of the buds on a plant which will produce seeds, and leave other buds alone so they can still be used for consumption.

    This issue with this method is that some strains of plants never seem to grow male characteristics naturally. Additionally, with this method, you're selecting for plants that have a natural genetic tendency to show male characteristics. This can possibly produce offspring that are more likely to show male characteristics themselves which may or may not be what you're going for. Lastly, even when you do get male pollen sacs from a marijuana plant in this way, there tends to be a lot less pollen than from a typical male plant.

    The one great thing about this method is it's completely all-natural so you can implement this strategy with an organic grow.

    How to Feminize Seeds Using Colloidal Silver
    Pros:

    Works on just about any female marijuana plant
    Works consistently
    Produces many seeds
    Easy to do once you have colloidal silver
    Cons:

    You will need to find a source of colloidal silver, whether you're buying colloidal silver directly, buying a colloidal silver generator, or making your own colloidall silver generator yourself (instructions below)
    It is not safe to directly use/consume any marijuana plants which have been treated with colloidal silver. However, that is not such a big deal since they're 'male' plants and don't produce much usable bud anyway. However, any seeds produced by a treated plant's pollen are 100% safe
    When a female plant is treated with a solution of tiny silver particles suspended in distilled water, the plant will start to exhibit male characteristics. This solution of silver in water is called colloidal silver and can be purchased from a pharmacy/online or easily made at home. Some people drink colloidal silver for its health benefits and others use it occasionally on plants to help control bacteria, insect, and fungus growth on the leaves.

    However, if you thoroughly mist a female plant with colloidal silver every day for 10-14 days around the same time that it enters the flowering stage, the concentration of silver ions in the water actually act as an ethylene inhibitor/antagonist on the plant, which forces the plant to create male pollen sacs instead of female buds. The safest way to ensure that your plants will actually turn into males is to keep misting the plants until you see the beginning of male pollen sacs forming.

    You need to let the sacs swell like a big empty balloon. You will be able to tell when they are about to open because the leaf section protecting the pollen starts to crack. At this point, simply take the pollen sacs off and place them in a cool dry place for a week and let them start to dry. The pollen will come out if you shake them about a little, or you can also cut open the sacs to get to the pollen inside. Use this pollen to pollinate female plants and you will get all-female seeds that are a mix of both their mothers.

    This method is great because it will force almost any marijuana plant to show male characteristics. Unlike the rodelization method, there is no selecting for a natural genetic tendency to show male characteristics. This method will also produce a lot of pollen consistently compared to the rodelization method.

    The one downside to this method is that it is not safe to use any of the marijuana buds off the plant that has been treated with colloidal silver. You should therefore destroy the plant after the pollen has been collected. You will also want to ensure that you clean off any remaining traces of silver off your equipment in case you accidentally contaminate another plant with silver.

    Main things to keep in mind when using colloidal silver to induce male characteristics in your female marijuana plant:

    Make sure you spray the plant with a strong enough solution (at least 30 PPM of silver)
    Spray the plant thoroughly to drench the whole plant
    Spray the plant regularly, at least once a day
    Spray the plant every day until you see signs of male pollen sacs forming. Some hardy strains may need over 2-3 weeks spraying before they 'turn'.
    Where to Get Colloidal Silver

    Colloidal Silver is created by submersing two pieces of pure silver in distilled water, and then running an electric current between the two pieces of silver. The electric current will cause silver ions to be deposited in the water which creates a colloidal silver solution.

    You can actually buy colloidal silver which has already been prepared and is ready for use. If you're purchasing colloidal silver, try to find a solution that has at least 30 PPM (parts per million) of silver. However, buying Colloidal Silver that is already prepared can get expensive.

    A better option is to buy a relatively cheap colloidal silver generator to easily make your own colloidal silver.This Colloidal Generator kit comes with everything you need including silver. All you need to do is provide the water and a container.

    You can also make your own colloidal silver generator at home. This simple diagram should illustrate what you need to do.

    Items Needed:

    9 volt battery
    9v Battery Connector (less than $2 at a hardware or electronics store)
    Pure .9999 or 999 Silver (yes it must be pure)
    Distilled water (yes it must be distilled)
    Alligator clips (Optional: but will make things much easier)
    Soldering Iron (Optional: only needed if you want to use alligator clips)


    When you first connect everything, you may be surprised because it will seem like nothing is happening. You will know if it worked by the next day because the whole process will leave a silvery residue on your silver. You may need to use sandpaper or something else rough to clean your silver each time after creating a batch of colloidal silver.

    If you don't have a soldering iron and would still like to solder alligator clips onto your battery connector, then I recommend going to a hardware store and asking someone if they will help solder it for you.

    Remember to keep your resulting colloidal silver solution away from any light or it will deteriorate and turn a dark gray color. If this happens, then you can no longer use the solution for creating feminized seeds.

    Avoid most problems when making colloidal silver by:

    using pure (distilled) water
    using pure (999/.9999) silver
    giving electrolysis enough time to work so you don't get a weak solution (at least overnight)
    making sure the solution has as little contact with light as possible until you use it
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    Good read that mate
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    Cheers , I got some and am currently spraying it on 1 of my orig branches to c wot happens.

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    yeah wert mentioned this previously when i wanted to produce some fem seeds although i ended up doing it through light stress. it would be interesting to see your results cannaman.

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    No , they will be 99% female because the pollen that a female plant produces is female , not quite as stable as regular but still.

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    Yeah good read thank you ..
    On the home made generator , i read a phone charger gives a more consistant charge than a battery .
    And obviously we'd start on a presexed regular , or do we rely on feminised being feamale / and work with that .. Defo not from regular seed as it could just be a regular male ..
    Another thread here by wert i think talk's about using it on one branch , use at start of 12/12 for a week i think it was .
    I'll go look for it .

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    I thought it is safe to consume colloidal silver, sure isn't it used to treat some ailments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuube View Post
    I thought it is safe to consume colloidal silver, sure isn't it used to treat some ailments?
    Think so , i was told it makes you go blue .
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    You can make colloidal silver from less than pure silver, like sterling and even silver coins, and it will work on feminizing plants. Don't consume it though since it will have other metals in it.
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    Hi Cannamancan,

    I just read your post on using colloidal silver and found it fascinating! I have one question though.
    Would it work if you used it on feminized autoflowering seeds? Fem autos are a bit expensive to keep
    on buying and I would like to create more seeds from them. I'm not really bothered about whether the
    next generation are feminized or not, just wondered if this is possible?

    Many thanks.

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    yes it will work on any female cannabis plant

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    good read,so in theory would this work.

    1. say someone had an.....exodus cheese female sprayed with the silver,produces the fem seeds.take one of the seeds and germinate it,wich would be 99% fem,cross then that fem with the pollen of a....say chronic male,could you then carry on spraying the cheese to produce cheese/chronic fem seeds....because it would have been pollinated,or would you have to grow the chronic/cheese regular seeds out,select the fems then spray with silver to produce 99% pure chronic/cheese fem??

    must admit a smashing read,but just wanted to know if there was any shortcuts,as in back crossing etc.....

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    ppl have been trying to get this to work on the exodus cut for years but it only produces sterile pollen ghs have gave some tester out that they say are exodus fems

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    sorry mate that was my error,i just used exodus cheese as a name sake,erase that and put a super lemon haze in its place,would the same process apply.

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    yeah it will work some plants are harder than others to turn

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    so how did they cross the exodus with northern lights????,was it grafted.just asking because i have heard of the strain.

    nice one mate

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    if they have female seeds from a cross of them then they would have turned the northern lights and used the pollen on the exudos

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    so in theory the northern lights was the dominent male??

    i thunks me got it lol!!!

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    hi it's silver nitrate what is used to make feminized seeds by commercial seedbanks anyway.all the best

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