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05-23-2005, 06:16 PM
I use the bucket cloning method, you fill a plastic ice cream bucket(or any clear plastic container with a lid will do) 2/3 way with a perilight/peat mixed 50/50. Add enough water to wet it and stir until you get it all mixed evenly then pack it down flat and take a mister and mist all the soil off sides of container onto the dirt. Next poke a hole in soil with a pen or pencil to put the clone in. When taking clones you should always have at least 1 node(2 is better). The node is where the leaf leaves the stem and ipull down on leaf and green material and strip it down trying to take the stems skin with it. If I dont strip any skin I take a razor blade and drag it backwards down the stem to strip skin where plant will be underground. then quickly dip clone in water then clone powder the part going below ground and put in the hole. pack the soil around the stem until its snug then repeat until your bucket is full. Just put on the top and your done, in 4 -10 days you should see roots when you look at the soil from the bottom of bucket(just hold it over your head lol). Once you see roots remove the top from bucket and when the plants are growing again transplant them. Almost any problems Ive had cloning has related to soil to wet or cold or recycling dirt(a no no for cloning)
first 3 pics are soil filled bucket, 2 few clones, 3 mother clones
05-23-2005, 06:18 PM
1 pic mother clones, 2 razor blade positioned below node, 3. cut clone(notice nodes)
05-23-2005, 06:20 PM
first pic is dipped clone, second pic is ink pen in bucket and third Im scraping the stem with a razor blade. I dont remeber what strain these pics are from :D
05-23-2005, 06:42 PM
I have taken the same ice cream bucket added airline, a bubble stone and a fishtank pump. It all cost lesss than $8. I am really impressed. It still takes 5-7 days for roots to appear but after that they take off like i've never seen. In three days the roots would fill a 10 oz glass. Other than a little trouble with algee I'm hooked. And it could'nt be simpler. I'll see if I can get some webcam pics.
05-23-2005, 07:00 PM
the bubbling cloner, with an airstone, is faster than any soil based method. I know because I set up all the possibilities and let them grow, and the cloner with the bubbling bucket beat the others hands down, by several days. I use 2 drops of superthrive per gallon of water. the res is a rubbermaid countertop storage tub of 14 litres. I drilled 26 x 1 inch holes in the lid. I then cut the clones the same as above, by stripping down the stem, coat them with root tech gel, and place in the cloner lid. 5 days later they can be transplanted but by day 7 the roots are screamin to get out. the results of the bubbler are in the 98% area.
05-23-2005, 07:23 PM
bubbler buckets sound great for sure :D
05-23-2005, 08:24 PM
Thats good thanks for the tips and help ! good read 5/5
05-24-2005, 10:16 AM
sweet deal just a quick ?? can you take clones after flowering?
05-24-2005, 12:49 PM
Thanks swampy, I'll give that a try. Thanks for the pics. :)
05-24-2005, 01:25 PM
You can take clones after flowering, only if you leave some of the smaller buds on the plant and let the plant re-veg and get some growth going. I believe that it's better to determine sex of the plant by looking for pre-flowers and then taking your clones.
If you wait until after the plant flowers, you have to wait some time before you can take clones, usually 3 -4 weeks until the plant re-vegs and grows enough to take a clone from.
05-24-2005, 03:43 PM
thanks all,this is going to come in handy.will clones still go hermie or will it stay what it was
05-24-2005, 03:49 PM
Ive never had clones hermie but sometimes if they were budding when taken they will keep budding, but usually the bud dies and rots and if the clone isnt rooted will mold
05-24-2005, 05:08 PM
anonamous: when I took a clone off a flowering plant, I made sure the bud was clipped off. this seems to help it get back to veg faster if there aren't any buds sucking up the energy.
Mostmoney: any plant can hermie at any stage of flowering, if you screwup the light schedule, or have light leaks, or any other severe stressor, it can throw the plant into survival mode where it makes its both pollen and buds, or hermied.
It can take some light leak but not very much and I haven't experimented with how much is too much when it comes to light leaks
05-26-2005, 09:41 AM
Thanks guys this will be usefull on my next grow ..!! im going to be doing seed and a few clones :)
06-09-2005, 09:01 PM
This a great site. I have learned more about cultivation here then in all the books i've read. Keep all the good info coming. I can use all the help i can get. Always have a great day and a better tomorrow. kelly :)
06-10-2005, 02:42 AM
Thanks Swampy. :D
I just love the tutorials. :D
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