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InvisiblePandor

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    #537413 - 03/16/11 05:06 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537451 - 03/16/11 06:42 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I've never used rockwool, I wouldn't suggest it for clones although it is acceptable to use it as a medium.  If the rockwool you got did not come pre-treated you need to soak the rockwool in pH balanced water for 12 hours or so IIRC, otherwise the pH of the medium will be unsuitable for growth.  I've used peat pellets with a lot of success but I've recently switched to root riot pellets because I don't have to hydrate and I don't have to worry about over hydrating either.  A little pricey at 25 bucks a bag, but you get a fuck ton of them so unless you make massive clone runs they'll last for a while

Since the picture you show is displaying wilted clones it means you do not have enough humidity in your dome, roots have not formed yet, and the plants are transpiring more water then they are taking in. You may want to consider wetting down some perlite and lining the bottom of your cloning tray with it, this will provide more than enough humidity for your clones to prosper and root.

Second bit of advice I can give you is fuck the timeline, never ever follow a timeline to the T because a.) every plant is different b.) too many variables are involved to give exact times when you should do this and that.  Pay attention to your plants, that's what's important here. 

Even though this is not a foolproof method what I usually end up doing is letting the clones sit for 4-5 days cover closed completely.  Then at the end of that I will open the vents to release the humidity and get some airflow in their, if the clones wilt (usually happens pretty quickly if they're not rooted enough) I close the vents and give 2-3 more days.  Also when I reach this point I will give a very gentle tug on the stems to check if they've rooted into the cubes.  This gives me a good indication of how far they've come along, if they seem like they're going to pull out of the cube I know I need to keep that vent closed a little while longer.  If they seem stuck solid I know I have a decent set of root nubs and I can start lowering the humidity.  I try to wait until I see roots coming through the sides of the cube, but if I'm reaching the two week mark and they seem like they're rooted, I'll plant the clones and remove them from the humidity dome.  If the root system is too tiny and the plant begins to wilt I drop the plant into a gallon ziplock and seal it for another day, and keep checking every day to see if it can support itself.

Another thing to point out is you need to keep a check on root zone temps, your plants will root faster if you can keep the rootzone at around 80 F with a seedling mat, but at the same time you want to try and keep the air temps in the mid 70's.  Usually in the summer the ambient temps of my veg cab is more than enough to do this, come the fall and winter I need to use the seedling mat other wise the cubes get ice cold.

Cloning is about patience, and practice, and patience.  The beauty of cloning is that you can practice as much as you want, I routinely throw away shopping bags full of cuttings that I don't need from my moms.  A good bonsai mother can produce 20-40 good clones a month (rough estimate here), so theoretically you could do a small clone run every couple of weeks until you get it down.  Keep in mind that some strains are horribly difficult to clone, while others root with no effort.  I've had fully rooted clones take nine days, and I've had clone runs last up to almost a whole month before rooting.  So just keep at it and you'll find what works for you, because (as I like to say) the easiest and best method is the one that works for you.



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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537467 - 03/16/11 08:16 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

did the blocks ever dry out for more then a few hours? use a heat mat? pull one out from the cube and see if there are root starts. does anything feel overly slimy (moldy looking)?


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: impgl]
    #537472 - 03/16/11 08:37 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

How do you water them if they dry out?
Do you spray them? If so when?


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537477 - 03/16/11 09:03 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

first soak the rockwool cubes in 5.0 water. They come with a very high ph so soak them overnight in 5.0 to balance things out.

Take the cuttings and put them into the cubes. When the cubes need watered just dip them in water.


Cut the leaves in half. This will lower the need for water and the plants have no roots yet so they will be fine.


Wanna make it simple make a mushroom chamber and take the cuttings and put them in that then there will be no need to mist them.


Mist them 1 to 3 times a day (more if needed) but watch for rotting at the stem and any leaves that may be overlapping each other.




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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Magash]
    #537597 - 03/17/11 11:06 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

lol a sgfc for weed woot


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Magash]
    #537602 - 03/17/11 11:36 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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Wanna make it simple make a mushroom chamber and take the cuttings and put them in that then there will be no need to mist them.






Haha, thats exactly what I did. Recycling projects ftw!


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537604 - 03/17/11 11:51 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Cloning is very weird. The first 25 clones I cut all withered and died, then I finally got one to root. Once I had it figured out, I've rooted probably 500 clones with around >95% success, and I'm honestly not sure what exactly I changed about my strategy :shrug:

Just do what Magash said, trim the leaves, make sure they always have high humidity and plenty of moisture plus some light (I've rooted under T5, CFL or HPS).

If you really wanna cheat just buy (or build) an aerocloner. It's almost a joke how easy those are.


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #537607 - 03/17/11 12:20 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I always found cloning plants pretty simple and strait forward, and have dealt with many different types (from MJ to nepenthes).  And in every case, bottom heat and high humidity are what makes the magic happen


PS I actually found rock wool one of the easiest mediums to clone in, but after I first wet the cubes, and shake out the excess moisture, I put them in bins, and have no need to water until I transplant


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: RasJeph]
    #537629 - 03/17/11 03:03 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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RasJeph said:
Quote:

Magash said:
Wanna make it simple make a mushroom chamber and take the cuttings and put them in that then there will be no need to mist them.






Haha, thats exactly what I did. Recycling projects ftw!





Here is what I came up with for cloning in rockwool cubes (or any kind of cube for that matter)



So as many have heard I use to grow a shroom or two

Well a few years ago I came up with the Martha as some have heard soon after I came up with the Poor Man's Pod or PMP as it's called.

Well the first Martha proto type was this thing well I started thinking (and I'm amazed nobody did before) the needs for cuttings and shrooms are almost exactly the same. I firmly believe in constant airflow with shrooms and with cuttings which must be done without lowering humidity. This is of major importance cause it helps stop any kind of rot that may start.

Take your cutting using rockwool or cubes which I will show you both in a bit. Now take the cutting as normal taking a branch end about 4 inches long and taking off a leaf at the bottom of the 4 inches and cutting off the tip there. Dip in gel (I hear rootech works well) and mist it down good then into the chamber.   the cool mist runs 24/7 and the ultrasonic comes on for a hour and a half every 8 hrs. 

Now the ultrasonic does two things, it raises the humidity and it mist down the cuttings with a mist that is much finer them a shitty ass spray bottle. There are no droplets just a fine coat of mist. the last thing it does is it keeps you the fuck out. Stick the cuttings in and keep the humidifiers full. The ultrasonic should be hooked up above the cool mist outlet so the fog drops into the cool mist airstream and mixes good in the chamber air.

After a week cut the time down to 45 min every 3 hrs.

Then a few days after that or at the 10 day mark shut off the humidifiers and take off the top and let em get use to the light.

At the 14 day mark you should have

With this you can also take them any size you want and I am talking a branch if you want to. Here is a fairly good size one in a plug I was talking about earlier


Oh yeah I just cut hole in the top cover with plastic and stick some floros on top or if it gets hot put a couple 2x4's under em so air can flow under them.

Enjoy

One more thing you can use it to raise the little ones till you have room if needed


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Magash]
    #537636 - 03/17/11 03:42 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I have heard that clones need 24 hours of light. I have also heard that clones need to be on the same schedule as their mom. Which is the method that works best for you?


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537649 - 03/17/11 04:44 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

I keep em on a 18/6 like the vegging plants but to be honest both ways will work fine and to be honest I don't think either one is better then the other.


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #537652 - 03/17/11 05:07 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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Harry_Ba11sach said:
If you really wanna cheat just buy (or build) an aerocloner. It's almost a joke how easy those are.




This thing?



One of my friends brought this. They have grown veggies in it with success. I said that it looks like it's missing pieces on top. Do you think we may have success sticking rapid rooter plugs or rockwool in this thing?


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537662 - 03/17/11 05:55 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

watering is easy. i use KLN in a water gallon jug and just water em i guess i could make a video or something


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537666 - 03/17/11 06:02 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

No, you'll want to buy neoprene inserts so that you can have the bare stem hanging in the mist. Should be nothing in there but pH'd water and Cloning hormones (roottech or Clonex work the best in my experience).



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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Harry_Ba11sach]
    #537682 - 03/17/11 08:05 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

no those aero gardens are so much money and i dont think there designed to be able to remove plants once rooted. dont over think it

soak rockwool over night in water with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. trim leaves like said. hard to do first time but doesnt take much leaves to grow. keep humid do not let them sit in still water. cut at angle with a RAZOR (sharp is very key)on decently woody side branches put in water with a few drops of peroxide then dip in your rooting hormone a couple times a cm and a half deep, insert to rockwool. Mist them a couple times a day again with a few drops of peroxide per 800 ml of water


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: the man]
    #537701 - 03/17/11 09:50 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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no those aero gardens are so much money and i dont think there designed to be able to remove plants once rooted. dont over think it

soak rockwool over night in water with a few drops of hydrogen peroxide. trim leaves like said. hard to do first time but doesnt take much leaves to grow. keep humid do not let them sit in still water. cut at angle with a RAZOR (sharp is very key)on decently woody side branches put in water with a few drops of peroxide then dip in your rooting hormone a couple times a cm and a half deep, insert to rockwool. Mist them a couple times a day again with a few drops of peroxide per 800 ml of water





a) she already has it. Price is obviously not a concern at this point.
b) the holes are the exact same size as an aerocloner, so removing rooted clones will be exactly the same.

I'd say try some in each, see what works best :shrug:


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Pandor]
    #537712 - 03/17/11 11:04 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Sorry I didn't read the method but I find this to be the best method if you use soil.
Make a mix of 50% fox farms ocean forest 25% coco and 25% perelite or verm.
Take some good sized clones, cut a 45 degree angle, and then dip em in rooting gel.

For hydro, it's the same process except use just coco pellets or something like that.
I used to use rockwool, but it gets infected with mold quite easily compared to coco.

Make sure to not use a humidity dome in humid environments. I highly recommend against a humidity dome in general. This forces the plant to root faster, to take up nutrients from the root and not the leaves.

Or you can use an aero cloner for straight hydro as well. No negatives to that either.


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: BigBudz]
    #537716 - 03/17/11 11:18 PM (5 years, 8 months ago)

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I highly recommend against a humidity dome in general. This forces the plant to root faster, to take up nutrients from the root and not the leaves.





Um, excuse me if I'm wrong, but isn't that the point of cloning? To produce roots as quickly as possible??


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Re: advice on cloning techniques [Re: Tank333]
    #537767 - 03/18/11 02:34 AM (5 years, 8 months ago)

Bigbudz periodically stops in to give us all a laugh.

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