So hermies have become my greatest nightmare at this stage.
If one is growing a stable medical strain, how concerned should one be about hermaphrodites pollenating and ruining one's entire crop? My understanding is that if you have a stable strain (ie, not bagseed) then the only thing that will cause hermaphrodites is stressful/unnatural environmental conditions (like light leaks, messed up temps, crazy pH, etc).
I think I remember hearing that the pollen created from stress-induced hermaphrodites is not viable. In other words, if stress caused a plant to turn hermie and produce balls/pollen sacks then that pollen would be sterile and wouldn't pollenate the other females in the room. Is that really the case? Or can stress-induced hermies heavily pollenate the females and ruin your crop with extremely-seeded buds?
A few seeds here and there would be fine, but I'm worried about all of the plants getting seeded. I've got Sour Diesel and I've heard that has hermie tendencies...
Calling all hermie experts! What stresses are most likely to cause hermies? I know photoperiod fluctuations are probably number one. What are some others?
Please post links to any other good threads or info on stress-induced hermies