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Pinching Weed Seeds?
    #4362992 - 07/02/05 02:15 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

My friend got this massive bag of weed seeds.

He says you gotta pinch each seed as hard as you can (with your finger nails), and if you don't crush the seed, then that means it's in good condition for growing. But if it breaks, that means the seed was too old to be of any use.

Is this true?


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4363108 - 07/02/05 03:11 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

yup
when a cannabis seed is either harvested too young or too old
to be of any use it becomes fragile, whereas a healthy seed has a very very hard shell.

another trick u can do is dump some seeds in water and let it stand for an hour or so, occasionaly stirring.
some seeds will sink and some will float.
the floaters are female, the sinkers are male.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4363124 - 07/02/05 03:19 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Holy crap really?!

Man that's awesome. :thumbup:


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4363130 - 07/02/05 03:20 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

well its not a perfect system, but it works fairly well...


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4363151 - 07/02/05 03:26 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

What about the dead seeds?

How do they react in the water?


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4363168 - 07/02/05 03:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

i think they turn to mush, but id remove them before hand so im not sure.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4364390 - 07/02/05 10:23 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

That's not exactly true.. Sometimes seeds that aren't 100% mature sprout and are female.. And the floating trick smacks of urban legend to me.. The only 100% sure way to tell if a seed will germinate is to plant it, and theo nly 100% sure way to tell if it is male or female is to grow it..

The pinch trick is for sure bunk, try ordering some good seeds from say, Dutch Passions. If you give them a good pinch they will break, every time..


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Kalix]
    #4364411 - 07/02/05 10:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

the floating trick works.
ive done it myself with 95% sucess.
no its not perfect, but it can be usefull.
i wonder what method is used with 100% feminised seed packs u can buy...

i never ordered from dutch passions but ive never seen a healthy seed break when pinched.
im not talking about alot of effort, if its realy bad it takes no effort at all.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4364558 - 07/02/05 11:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)



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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Kalix]
    #4364597 - 07/02/05 11:49 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

for ferminised seeds , you need bi-sexual on bi-sexual sex


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4366608 - 07/03/05 04:53 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

Vertigo6911 said:
well its not a perfect system, but it works fairly well...




lol.... you got his hopes high then shot them down... :smile: :smile:


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4366818 - 07/03/05 06:26 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

Um if they are mature then they'll work. You cannot determine which sex your plant will be unless you have feminized seeds..even then its not 100%. If it were simple as dumping them in water feminized seeds wouldn't be $200+/10. Growing conditions...especially drainage seems to affect male to female ratios.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Organic]
    #4367583 - 07/03/05 11:30 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

it IS as simple as dumping them in water.
dont knock it untill u try it, i have and it bloody works.

ive never herd of any shop that sells seeds unfeminised
and $200/10 is seriously overpriced imo.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4367597 - 07/03/05 11:34 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

that is an awesome lil trick if it works...will have to try that with my blueberry


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4367605 - 07/03/05 11:36 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

You've never heard of unfeminized seeds on the market? Thats 90% of what is sold... Yes 200/10 is overpriced but not unusual.

I get 90%+ females without the water method just because I know how to grow. I think this is why you're getting those numbers. That may be a way to determine seed viability but I don't see any reason why females would be more buoyant than males (insert joke here).


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: HeavyToilet]
    #4367637 - 07/03/05 11:45 PM (11 years, 5 months ago)

well all i know is i tried it and it works.
i get about 95% success with it.

gender of a plant is not influenced by growing conditions aside from the fact that stressfull conditions can make your plants turn hermafrodite.
or do u mean that growing conditions can influence the gender of the seed that is produced by the plant?

ive grown under pretty dismal cicumstances and the seed i harvested
did have alot of males. the floating thing was very helpfull there...

i dont know why it works either, but it does.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: Vertigo6911]
    #4368599 - 07/04/05 05:00 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

I would like to suggest an experiment.

You say the seeds that float are female and the sinkers are male?
You also say 95% success. That means one of every 20 floaters fail to develop female sex organs.

The experiment... plant the sunken seeds and grow under the same conditions. If one out of 20 sinkers become female, this would go along way toward a conclusive resolution to this question of this gender test.

Sacrament Prohibition laws restrict our ability to conduct experiments like this one. That interrupts my pursuit happiness.


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Re: Pinching Weed Seeds? [Re: shymanta]
    #4368677 - 07/04/05 06:28 AM (11 years, 5 months ago)

im afraid im already lacking enuff space for the 5 plants i have right now :frown:


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