Bad genetics could be a possibility of hermies, but not always likely. It's really strain dependent. Sometimes you can have a strain that you TRY to give light stress too and it doesn't want to herm. Then sometimes (in my grows with bagseed "X") it can stress if you even breathe on them wrong.
Originally Posted by Deejay2163
If you have good genetics then most, if not all, should be females. There may be that occasional bad egg, but probably would be rare.
Your saying you don't have the means to keep a mother plant, so you have to start over every time. With that being said, fem seeds would take most of the guess work out. That way, you can then concentrate on JUST females.
You can even catch some of the hermie pollen (freeze it, if not used within 24-36 hours) to pollinate only certain parts of your other plant(s). That way you will still get fem seeds, but you didn't have to ruin the whole crop. You can just seed the lower sites that don't get as much light. Nice way to come off a hundred seeds in a few weeks.
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