7's Workshop of Weed

HOLY CRAP!
What a library! Thanks!!

I’ll pass those links on (they are gold)

Cheers and Thanx
G

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I decided in the end not to adjust the feeding, and im glad I did because growth has exploded and them seem to have gotten over the N toxicity, which im thinking now was just transplant shock.

Some great node spacing coming along, you can tell they are satvias. Will veg these girls for another 2 weeks or so and then start looking at making clones. Need to find some good links to do cloning, I always get stuck on which nodes to cut and which nodes to leave to grow. I read that you shouldnt clone from a clone, but how do people keep producing them if they dont do that? surely you cant keep a mother alive for that long?

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Thought you might be amused by this or had a similar experience :rofl: last time was a free 3ml syringe and this time…

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My first order I got a lil choc bar as well as a freebie, but not in the second one. :frowning_face:

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A week of growth and 1 shake

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The Lemon Hunt day 36 (25v)

All plants are growing nicely. No signs of deficiencies or toxicities. Big ol’ fan leaves, now under the Cree cob lights (about 500w draw) in 16ltr smart pots.

Still feeding with the regular schedule at around 5.5-5.8pH and 2.0-2.3 EC. I have dropped the Rhizotonic as i’m almost out and I dont think they need it now they are pretty thicc

I topped them 2 days ago in an attempt to manage their height. As I’m looking for the best performer to create a mother from, I will want to keep them from getting too big (and they are Satvias!). I took these tops (one from each) and made an attempt to clone them. Checking them today they’ve all completely wilted which is annoying, this pretty much always happens when I try to clone and I think, to be fair, its because the stalk is too thick. So I decided to have another go with a few from the lowest node (to also make a bit more space under the plant). I took both stems from plant A and D (currently the best performers) and put them into pots with a bag over them, under my Mars Hydro 300w blurple - The first cuts were put under the Bridgelux so could also just be too powerful and they wilted?

Hopefully these ones do much better, but these are just technique tests for when the mothers are a bit older and I can start taking multiple clones (once the nodes start alternating)


Really nice node spacing, currently the favourite for a mother.


Pretty bushy but over all nice strong growth. Might make a good mother, although its quite small for a satvia, the buds might pack on a lot nicer.


The second favourite for a mother.


Group photo!

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Last night vs this morning. Getting there! Tubs need more FAE, don’t think the holes ive added is enough so i’ve cracked the lid and rotated it to allow for more air exchange. Not sure if I need a small fan or something to circulate the air more.

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What signs make you say you need more FAE? Just wondering cause if mine looked like that id be well happy haha

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If you look closely at the bottom you’ll see some fuzzyness. If that grows bigger than just a small point where the mushroom grows out, it needs more FAE. They’re not too bad, a few of them are (look middle right - fuzz is over 50% of the stem)

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I see, I get that on a few of mine too to be honest but its not harmful to my knowledge so I didn’t really bother much about it.

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second tub looking a bit… special

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Thought i’d post my process here copied from a comment I made on reddit that might help someone

For my agar I use water I had used to simmer the rye grain I was prepping for my jars. I filtered that through a coffee filter and then took 900ml of it and 20g of agar agar powder and mixed together. Boiled for about 15 minutes whilst stirring which reduced it to about 800ml. I poured 200ml into 4 glass bottles and pressure cooked for an hour at 13psi.

So these were transfers from other plates I had growing. My process for making transfers is to set everything inside my SAB that i’ve wiped down with disinfectant. Wipe down my table, my scalpel handle, the dishes im transferring from with iso alcohol.

First i put a clean blade on my scalpel and flame sterilise until red hot, then open the receiving dish and press the blade into the edge to cool it, put the lid back on. Open the first plate and cut a small section. I find it easier to just press the blade in and then rotate rather than cut. Poke the wedge and lift out, put on the receiving dish and then set aside. Wipe down the scalpel with alc and then repeat.

Then I wrap in parafilm and store facing up for a day or so, then flip upside down.

For spore syringes its pretty much the same process except you squirt a few drops onto the agar. You sterilise the needle until red hot then squirt a few drops across the plate. Then isolate using transfer process.

You can also just scrape spores from a print directly onto the agar and it will grow out.

The pictures labelled S are originally from spore syringes where the ones labelled T are from a mushroom tissue sample.

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Big harvest this morning from the first rye grain tub

The aftermath

Caps off for more spore prints -> syringes

Into the dehydrator

The special one in the second tub

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Do you prefer spore syringes to liquid culture?
Looks great man!

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I haven’t tried liquid cultures, but i’m loving agar at the moment, plus I have like 400 dishes left from my bulk purchase! I much preferred doing tissue samples over spore syringe inoculation of the agar, though

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I never got growth on my spore syringe but the clones did well. I bought 10 premade dishes and it seems sufficient when doing G2G transfers. That’s a lot of Petri dishes to go through. Just picking your brain. I like to see how others operate to help improve my own skills.

Have a good one!

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I ended up having to buy bulk from a supplier because amazon “middlemen” kept sending me broken and perforated “sterile” bags. Might end up giving some pre-mades away along with spore syringes I end up making.

I wanted to do g2g when I had my GT spores but those jars ended up all with contam, but my agar jars are colonising pretty quick anyway - about a couple weeks

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Hey 7, is your growtracker android only? I’ve an apple and a pc, but not an Android.

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Yeah Android only I’m afraid. I do development by trade so it’s all I know, plus I don’t own an iPhone. I actually got into Android development despite wanting to do iOS because of the (at the time) requirement of purchasing a developer license just to create apps for your own phone (and I knew Java at the time so that helped)

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Girls are getting big! Apparently for mother plants designated for cloning, they have lower power light source and lower EC solution to keep them growing slower, so will be reducing everything. This might also give me an excuse to finally fix the potentiometer in my control panel.

Took 4 clones from plant C today. Other clones looking OK, no signs of roots yet. First set of clones just look dead which is pretty much how it always goes. Ordered some clonex and rapid rooters to try instead of my jiffy pods. I will get a successful clone even if that means I have to hack all 5 of these plants to pieces to achieve it :joy:

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