HELP! Are these POLLEN SACS?!

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lvstealth

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Actually... The lights matter. There are 2 great peer reviewed canadian studies and a handful of papers from WA universities, but not peer reviewed.

It is strain dependent, and some might be tolerant, but even those can Hermie due to equipment lights under many situations.

Funnily enough, a green one seems ok. A blue is the worst closely followed by red.
 
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So I’m currently in week 4 of the flower phase and everything has been looking great. All 6 plants produced buds, therefore, they all were female. Today I noticed a white powdery substance on a few leaves. My first thought was powdery mildew so I started removing all “infected” leaves and two decent sized buds that had the power on them to play it safe. After trimming up a bunch of leaves I noticed these little ball structures on the bottom 1/3 of the plant that had the white powdery substance on it and now I’m thinking they could be pollen sacs. Can anyone tell from the pictures?

Is it possible for a plant to switch to a hermie 4 weeks into flower? This is my first grow so everything is new & im not 100% confident in diagnosing correctly. Any thoughts are much appreciated!

ps - I didn’t get a chance to grab any pics of the powdery substance but I’ll be back in my grow tomorrow. If I see more I’ll take pics and update.
Yep it's either genetics or light leaks or the plants are being stressed by heat/light/ low humidity. Aside from hermy genetics light leaks or exposure to light in the dark are the most common culprit
 
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Yep it's either genetics or light leaks or the plants are being stressed by heat/light/ low humidity. Aside from hermy genetics light leaks or exposure to light in the dark are the most common culprit
I once had one herm because of spider mites (in think). Same clone wasn't bothered by a little light leak.
 
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I've only had one throw nanners in late flower. It didn't seed.

I had one bag seed very early grow girl parts and in about 2 weeks grew boy parts. Just on the right top branch. I cut that branch and gave her to a friend who thought it was a pretty house plant.

I stare at my plants and take lots of pics, so about the day they showed it was moved.

No idea why, but both were bag seed. I figure they got in the bag due to a Hermie in the crop, so bad genetics to start with. So I never looked further for cause

None of the seeds I purchased have done it.
 
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Damn…that really sucks. I wish I would’ve identified it earlier. How long do you think until I can tell if the other plants were pollinated? Will they start growing pollen sacs or just produce seed
Damn…that really sucks. I wish I would’ve identified it earlier. How long do you think until I can tell if the other plants were pollinated? Will they start growing pollen sacs or just produce seeds?
Sounds like you’ve done all you can. You’ve isolated the inter-sex plant. I suppose you can get on your hands and knees with a bottle of bleach solution and start scrubbing the area around the other 5 plants but it’s probably too late. Make sure you do some pollen cleaning after the grow is over. Perhaps you’ll just get a few seeds forming in the buds in just one or two remaining plants in just a few bud sites! It just dawned on me that your post is over three weeks old. If you wouldn’t mind getting back with me letting me know how it turned out...
 
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Yep it's either genetics or light leaks or the plants are being stressed by heat/light/ low humidity. Aside from hermy genetics light leaks or exposure to light in the dark are the most common culprit
Yep anything stressful can cause it, I had a lot of problems with air exchange, I thought it was fine and had loads circulating around the room but it wasn't exchanging fast enough as one fan was working against another, caused Hermies, root issues and bugs , room was running on an edge where it didn't take much to start a problem there was no buffer with temps and feeding, sorted the air out and no bugs no hermies no problems from the same strain.
 
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Dont use seed from those even if they produce some...very bad idea and the herm trait is 1 you do not want to continue or pass to others....
you might be able to smoke a bit of the bud if it turns out at all but thats why you want to run solid proven genetics IMO...perfect example...gl
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It looks like the pollen sacs are only on that one plant, but they’re dispersed throughout the top and bottom. I added more pics and took the hermie out of my grow tent and separated it into a different area. I’m still hoping to harvest the bud from it since it’s turning out nice & it’s for personal use 😎. The strain is glittles but I got them from a buddy who had some “feminized” seeds laying around. I checked the other plants and they all appear to be fine and not producing seeds, but only time will tell. Is there anything else you recommend doing?
Btw These plants were switched over to the flower phase on July 5 so it’s only been a little over 4 weeks.
glittles? Glittlez. The Glittlez is categorized as a hybrid and was formulated by Ethos. It is a crossed between the famous GG4 and the Zkittlez.


That's crazy, because both strains tend to be rock solid, perhaps it's something crossing over from the zkittlez (sativa hybrid) line. The one I had was stable, in the extreme. Difficult to say, my guess is stress induced, (for what it's worth) considering the parentage, and appearance. I've only seen this occur a few times, and I always dump the strain. These days I have little patience for instability, (let alone genuine hermaphroditism). Except this pure landrace Thai I've been playing with. However, I signed up for that upfront. Landrace Thai are notorious for this behavior, same with a few strains I've grown from Alaska, like NL and some of it's descendants. Green crack, ATF.

I tend to lean away from sativa dom in general because of this reason, plus excessive flowering times, avoiding the stretchy. Indica's & hybrids have everything I'm looking for in cannabis. Most desirable sativa traits can be transplanted into a proper faster flowering Indica body, shorter nodes, vigor and weight bearing.
Sativas IMO, are premadonna's of cannabis world.

I've Simply been working with this Thai out of sheer curiosity for breeding sake, see how quickly I can stabilize and reduce flowering times. Sativa's simply require tightly controlled lighting parameters, that are often difficult to accomplish in a tent that doesn't have some sort of darkness buffer in place.
Pinhole or a tiny LED, or any disruption will make them freak. 5 min light at the wrong time = FUBAR.... Generally speaking the plant kingdom in general, only 6 percent of flowering plant species are entirely dioecious and about 7% of angiosperm genera contain some dioecious species.

Indica and Rudy are outliers.
True hermaphrodites diagnosed in the past have been preferentially reared as males. So if you grow out any resulting offspring, you should be able to sort this mystery. If you end up with fem's entirely, it's should be fairly definitive confirmation diagnosis of stress induction.


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Did you know carbon filter wont stop pollen? Last year I made about 10000 seeds. Fans blasting and pollen everywhere. It was so much pollen every bee and wasp in town was outside trying to get in through the exhaust vent. After 3 or 4 days, the bees were gone. 6 weeks later I harvested my 100% seed crop. Ten weeks after that I harvested perfect sensimilla. Never even sprayed with water because I already knew I didn't need to.
That’s because you are EXPERIENCED...judging by the quality of your texts I’ll bet you’ve been growing since the end of the 70s!
 
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