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A grower here Pm'd me and showed concern over the use of Dip N' Grow and other cloning products that contain the popular rooting agents Indobutyric acid (IBA)(synthetic) and napthaleneacetic acid (NAA) to name a few.
Should you have similar concerns, this page gives a bit of info and is a place to start fretting about it all.
I have no personal concerns. Petro chem ferts and inhaling butane on every toke are as much of a risk, IMO, as the VERY occasional use of a cloning agent.
But...to be fair...there ya go...a bit of *info* so you can decide on your own what is the best course of action to take for your own bad self...
grow on.. btdt
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Expose the clone to 70-75 degree air temps...up to 80-85 is OK..but watch them closer at these temps for stem rot. I do NOT use a heating mat...it will FRY EM. If it's WINTER and the room is below 70..you CAN use a haeting mat..but you need to place a few layers of TOWELS in between the tray and the mat to keep the temp in the 7--80 degree range. Many mat internally set for 15-20 degrees over the ambient AIR temp..so if it's 75 in yer room the may may get to 95..again..NOT GOOD.
For light...I use floros..but HID can be used from a distance of 4-5 FT. Think "way off to the side"...barely getting any light really...if you DO use HID. For floros or CFL's....the same rule applies...keep em a few feet away..just offering a good amount of indirect lighting. If it's side light and the cuts bend to the light after a few days...rotate the tray 180 degrees.
Once the clone has rooted...generally in 7-14 days...you can then begin to SLOWLY take the dome off the tray. I do it over a 2 day period..making sure the cubes are WELL WATERED..thenleaving the lid ajar overnight...then a bit more the next day...removing it fully that night or the next AM.
At this point the clone can be planted in soil..hydroton, coco, etc...etc...etc. and can start to be fertilized. About the only thing you can't do to it at this point is get it out of it's cube/RR home.
The clone will be an EXACT representation of the plant it came from. Given the *same* conditions and growing approaches repeatedly...it will be roughly the same size as the mom and will offer the same amount of bud time and time again as the parental plant offered.
Contrary to the beliefs of some, you can take a clone of a clone of a clone of a clone etc...etc...etc. to nifinity and not lose yield or potenct as ong as the cut/plant/strain REMAINS HEALTHY.
You can keep a "mother plant" and take cuts from her every 8 weeks on an 8 week strain..or you can simply take cuts from the bottom of every plant in your garden every 8 weeks on an 8 week strain and root those and continue on forever that way. It all depends on your preference and you available space.
I will edit this as needed...but that is the GENERAL idea of the process.
If you have an additional approach to taking clones or would like to illustrate how you approach/carry out the process you are familair with, please start a new thread and share your knowledge there to keep this tutorial intact.
Remember, this is not the only way, this is just one of the ways I have done it successfully.
good luck....and remember...CLONING IS SHARING.
thanks btdt thats a lot of work... friend - very helpful
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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:52 AM
Hey, thanks for the great thread.
I'm not sure how much this matters, but I wanted to point out that
Dip-n-Grow is labeled specifically for use on ornamentals.
If the label says for ornamentals only, it says that for a legal/health related reason.
Growers may want to substitue something suitable for consumption.
Never use cloning gel that is not labeled as suitable for use for food bearing plants.
I have heard a lot of people complaining of headaches and nausea from some weed maybe this is why.
Anyway jolly green giant is totally right imo anyway never use ornamental plant growth hormone of any kind on something that you wish to eat or smoke unless you wish to be ill anyway.
Maybe not today but it is bad for you or they wouldn't say ornamental use only,they would sell it to as many buyers as possible so they obviously already know that its bad for consumables as their docs must have tested it.
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Posted 31 December 2007 - 12:52 AM
Hey, BtDt long time no speak.
I hope all is well.
Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:36 AM
Is nothing personal mate and i thought your thread was cool and informative.
Almost every cloning gel on the market uses indo or NAA. The only one I know of that doesn't is Olivia's.
I'd like to see proof that folks are getting ill off of pot that is cloned with these products. 90% of the pot smokers out there would be ill right now if this were true. Sounds more likely to be poor genetics or fertilizer residues left in the smoke than a dip in cloning gel.
Of bigger concern is the butane that is inhaled on every hit from your lighter as you light yer weed...
In the end....this thread *is* about the Dip N' Stick method using these hormonal products. If you have a better idea, PLEASE post it up and show folks how well it works.
The more the merrier...
On advice about the effects of ornamental cloning gels exact and specific harms i don't really know to be honest i just know that there is a difference.
I have emailed the manufactures of babybio cloning gel to ask them what the exact differences are and why some gels are stated for ornamental use only and what the negative effects may be when ornamental gels are used for food grade consumables.
I never inhale the first toke:Legalize it!:
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