Male, Female or Hermie? 🔬 Official Sex Identification Topic

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Showing white pistils coming from the preflower. The hairs can be hard to see without using a magnifying glass.

Tip: Wait for the hairs to appear before killing it. Wait for the balls to appear before killing it, be patient.

Another female:

Notice the tear shaped preflowers and pistils coming from it:

Well developed female:



Clusters of balls:

Well developed male:


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On removing males

Other references:


I don’t think there’s enough there yet to tell


What does it mean when instead if showing gender it puts out leafs…


Sofar looks like a girl to me


It may just take a while to show.
If its outside we just had summer solstice so the long daylight hours will keep in veg mode for a few more weeks


It appears to be a L-A-D-Y!!! SS/BW…mister :honeybee: :100: :pray: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


:evergreen_tree: great ringtone idea


Congratulations its a girl! For now! Whos the breeder as it could likely change its mind in the coming weeks and not know what it is until it’s too late. :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

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:sweat_smile: was sooo tempted to snap a picture here in the dr office bathroom for you…. They put hand drawn porn of people catching kidney stones… :rofl:



On second thought, I think we’ll stick with the “hand drawn one”!!! Best of luck, it’s no fun. SS/BW…mister :honeybee: :100: :pray: :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


Bro at least you can get an appointment with your doctor. Try doing that in the uk. I’m 47 now. Need a full check up as I don’t feel great at the minute. Kidney pain. I’ve got to ring up at 8.30 am and stay on the phone till they answer. Last time I tried my position was 72. Fuck that. Too busy looking after the immigrants to see to me. I’m not a racist at this minute in time but I’m heading in that direction.


:thinking: Kinda suspicious, everything else is pointing towards female but that one spot on the plant makes me wonder lol.

That sure looks like male to me…or hermie to be exact.

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Yeah that’s what I thought, thank you for the confirmation! Not exactly sure what I’m gonna do with it yet but we will see.

It’ll produce pollen soon, so get rid of it asap.


You’re probably right but since it seems to just be that spot I plucked it and am gonna keep an eye out. I don’t really need to worry about it pollinating anything else, I have 2 of the same strain going and that’s it. Almost expected this to happen… every other branch looks normal and is pushing pistils ect.

Hate to waste the time I have put in just to trash it, they were bagseed and I also hear cookie strains are prone to this stuff also. I guess I’ll just keep my eye and and keep rolling, only 13 days into flower. It is what it is and afterwards I’ll clean up and start fresh :open_mouth:‍:dash:

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Make sure you use bleach to clean up the pollen so you don’t experience unwanted seeds in the next grow.

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Thank you for the encouragement, it’s disappointing for sure. I am hopeful that I can get through flowering without much more if any male parts, I also realistically know that probably won’t happen. I’m keeping a grow log on these two so I will post more pictures there as times goes by… If anything it should be somewhat educational :sweat_smile:

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If it happens in the first 2 weeks of bloom, it’s genetic and not stress triggered.


That makes sense. I found just these two seeds out of a half ounce of dispo bud. I am assuming they self pollinated considering the size of that cultivators grow and too many plants/not enough eyes on them. Thought of cloning when I first started but quickly decided against it even before this, I have too many other seeds I want to grow out.


Here’s a weird one for you. Autoflower, picture taken 10 or do days ago. Day ~30 from sprout. First time seeing male parts and female parts in the same preflower. Just thought it was a cool picture.

An inspection of the remainder of the plant this morning suggested she’s a strong green female that don’t need no man. I hope she doesn’t change her mind.