Autoflower clones for selfing experiment

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Hello fellow brothers and sisters of the leaf! Professor Chaos here about to embark on an experiment and wanted to get some input from others on the topic.

I have some northern lights autoflower seeds from ILGM that I rather enjoy. The strain has done very well in the hot climate I am dealing with. It's also a rather pest and mold resistant strain so
def one to keep around. The issue is the cost of seeds these days. I know the money is going to them maintaining a steady supply of stable strains but.....yea I'm not growing money here.

I produced a significant amount of colloidal silver (5 liters approx) at 67 ppm by my calculation for the purpose of plant reversal. Should be enough to last me until doomsday. What I was going to do is start a fresh seed NL autoflower seed and then cut clone as soon as I can to reverse. Since I technically don't need the clone to be huge for pollen or for bud harvesting, it doesn't have to be big. The idea is that it is far easier to isolate a clone that is reversed to avoid pollen contamination and minimize space usage. I'd germinate it in a sealed grow box I made with a dedicated COB led light. Spray it basically the moment it's cut and get it to produce pollen. Use that pollen onto the mother plant to germinate a ton of seeds to last me a while.

Has anyone had success with this? What was the outcome of the seeds? Stability of the genetics? Etc.. I'm curious. Any input is very much welcome.
 
Moshmen

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Someone will be along not sure about the autos? Why not grow photos?
@Frankster you got an answer?
 
ImpulsiveGrower

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All you have to do is isolate a single branch and spray the nodes and the male flower that forms will pollinate the rest of the plant that is still female. This is still a selfing technique and will work a lot better especially for an auto flower
 
professorchaos

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All you have to do is isolate a single branch and spray the nodes and the male flower that forms will pollinate the rest of the plant that is still female. This is still a selfing technique and will work a lot better especially for an auto flower
So don't bother trying to form a clone for pollination? Alrighty. I'll give it a shot.

Now. This will generate an S1 batch of seeds, correct?
 
professorchaos

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Someone will be along not sure about the autos? Why not grow photos?
@Frankster you got an answer?
I have plenty of photo seeds of both regular and fem variety. I want to experiment with autos as it is a convenient grow operation. I can literally sprout and let them go to town in the sun without worrying about light cycles. I have tons of outdoor space so they get large and produce a decent yield.
 
JSH1973

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You can make a clone if you are worried about pollen in the tent.
I cut a small brach and stick it in a solocup of moist coco and just spray it instead of watering for a couple of weels.
I use 10ml of Rhizotonic and a teaspoon of vinegar to about 1.5 L of water for the foliar spray, just alternate the sprays a bit with the colloidal silver.
 
professorchaos

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You can make a clone if you are worried about pollen in the tent.
I cut a small brach and stick it in a solocup of moist coco and just spray it instead of watering for a couple of weels.
I use 10ml of Rhizotonic and a teaspoon of vinegar to about 1.5 L of water for the foliar spray, just alternate the sprays a bit with the colloidal silver.
That was basically the original plan. That, and isolate silver spraying so that it is only used on a small branch. Silver in small quantities is fine but it isn't ideal in large amounts for consumption.
 
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That was basically the original plan. That, and isolate silver spraying so that it is only used on a small branch. Silver in small quantities is fine but it isn't ideal in large amounts for consumption.
If you decide to do it on the plant instead of a clone, you can just use a paint brush instead of a sprayer.
If it's your first time, why don't you do both methods for the experience of it :-)
 

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