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Identifying seeds by looking at them

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Identifying seeds by looking at them

 

Hi guys i am going to be discussing 2 theories about identifying cannabis seeds just by looking at it.

 

First theory goes that depending on the size of the seed we could determine if the seeds was indica or sativa plant. I have come up with this theory on many forums but i am not quite sure i also found it here. So how could be size of the seed help us? There was mainly 2 theories: first one was that small seeds are indica and big fat ones sativa, the other theory goes the other way and says that big fat ones are indica and small ones are sativa.

But i think the size of the seed is only determined by the mother seed plant. So if the mother have small calyxes and get pollinated by whatever the seeds are going to be small. I would really like your opinion on this one.

 

The second theory that we are going to talk about is something more interesting and that is: determine sex by just looking the seed. This got me little more interested in because there was one picture i stumbled upon the net, saying that we could determine sex of the plants by just looking it and paying close attention on the bottom to that part where the seed was attached to the plant. So at the bottom of the female seed there should be volcano like depression, On the male seed there should be no depression but the volcano like depression would be filed or not perfectly round. 

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This picture i found on one blog saying that is from the book:  1980s Marijuana Chemistry - Genetics, Processing, & Potency

And the thing that made me want to try it even more is this youtube video https://www(dot)youtube.com/watch?v=W8pjptNTff8
 
It is definitely new thing to me compared to the first theory that i have heard  before. I have never came across this method of identifying sex of plant by looking at the seed. I always thought that you can not determine the sex till it flowers but this i have to try and next grow op i will definitely take photo of the seed and then the plant in different stages. 
 
I would really like to know your opinion on this guys and if somebody have try this method before or heard of it i would really like to know where this picture came from because i had hard time finding the book that was mentioned.
 
I hope you would enjoy the post and check your seeds next time before you pot :)
 
 
 

 

 

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1980 is 34 years ago, so if it had anything to it i am sure it would be well known by now.

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When I used to grow outdoor years ago there was lots of theories on internet and among growers that should tell you how to improve your chance for female with different additives, seeds look or even planting at certain moon phase etc. Reality is most of them were too time consuming or even risky and had zero results. It's not 90's any more it's 2014 just grab feminized seeds problem solved.

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yes i know to many theories gets the brain crazy. But i was just thinking what if is possible. Just for scientific sake. What if the plant leave a print on the seed so we can recognize. It is to many what if's but i will give it a try next time i plant some seeds :):)

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yes i know to many theories gets the brain crazy. But i was just thinking what if is possible. Just for scientific sake. What if the plant leave a print on the seed so we can recognize. It is to many what if's but i will give it a try next time i plant some seeds :):)

Are you trying to destroy feminized seed market with your research? :D Just kidding good luck and post results!

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