Is this a male? Is it?

I believe I have a male slip into my grow; this has never happened before. This is Skunk # 1; 64 days old. I removed it. Is it too late or has it ruined my crop probably?

That’s a MAN BABY!

(Insert Austin Powers meme here)

DAMN IT! What is your recommendation? Can I get seeds off of it or what do I do with it?

Yeppers…it’s a boy. Good news is it’s not yet a threat. Takes about a week for the pollen pods to mature and burst, spewing millions of contaminating spores.
KILL…KILL…KILL. Can’t get rid of it soon enough. :cowboy_hat_face:

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next time, it’s worth the extra $ to buy Fem’d seeds. no lost time and effort. better chance of big fat plants.

Me, personally? I’d snip it and trash it.

If you have a female in flower and a place to COMPLETELY quarantine the two plants
you could breed some seeds but I’m not on that level yet. All 6 male plants I’ve had went straight into the trashcan to save the soil. I wasn’t wasting nutes and good soil on a strange
bloke that showed me his doo-dads.

The male plants I’ve had came from street schwag. Only Fems so far from ILGM seeds.

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Thanks. I’m throwing it out into the snow right now. GOT. I’ll let the White Walkers take him.

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You need to whisper “Winter is coming” as you take him on the long march.

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females show at the main stalk and stem junction. small tear dropped shaped pod with two fine white hairs. very easy to spot. round pods are male.

Hi I just checked on my others I took more pictures. Are these females getting ready to start 3rd week flowering

Try growing a ‘regular’ seed next to a feminized and you’ll quickly want to run regulars. More vigorous, disease-resistant, higher producer etc. and less twitchy than feminized plants in general.

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Totally agreed.

I had a street seed, which is where I got this man baby from. It’s snipped and trashed; soil is recycled.

This looks like a man to me too, but more experienced growers will tell you better.

Funny thing is, every street schwag seed I’ve tried to grow turns out to be a male.

So far I’m 6 for 9 with street seed being male.
Ill know in a few weeks if I’m 9 for 9 because I’ve got 3 seedlings between 1 to 3 inches tall so far. I’m hoping to get at least one female from the bunch. Luckily enough I got about 20-24 seeds from the batch. About 8 seeds remaining, 6-8 never sprouted, the rest grew balls.

If I’m able to yoink just one female from the lot I’ll consider myself lucky. Fingers crossed for these three in the seedling pots.

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Yeah that’s not very good odds, I have used both seeds over the years. My time is valuable not including the energy and materials . I’ll pay a little more an get the feminized seeds.

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I use regular seeds only if I get them from the street. I will get about the same odds as you are getting. Males suck

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