Is this a male or hermie?

Wokewalnut

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Long time lurker, first time poster. I started my first set of plants about 2 months back and started the flowering phase around 2 weeks ago. I noticed that one plant was growing much quicker and producing some weird looking buds (I believe they are pollen sacs). I am fairly confident that it is a male plant based on images online, but I also see some white hairs growing as well. Because of this, I would like to confirm it is a male before moving it outside to continue growing (growing males outside and females inside).
The seeds I bought were supposed to be feminized, so this is pretty disappointing, but hey you live and you learn.
Attached are the photos.
Thanks in advance!
 

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Raspberrykiwi

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Long time lurker, first time poster. I started my first set of plants about 2 months back and started the flowering phase around 2 weeks ago. I noticed that one plant was growing much quicker and producing some weird looking buds (I believe they are pollen sacs). I am fairly confident that it is a male plant based on images online, but I also see some white hairs growing as well. Because of this, I would like to confirm it is a male before moving it outside to continue growing (growing males outside and females inside).
The seeds I bought were supposed to be feminized, so this is pretty disappointing, but hey you live and you learn.
Attached are the photos.
Thanks in advance!
I dare you to smoke it :rolleyes: Jkjk!! It’s a boy. Toss it out
 

Alctrz8849

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Haha thanks for the quick response! Are male plants good for anything? I was just going to move it outside and let it finish the rest of its life here, but if there is no point I’ll just cut my losses!
Since you are asking no. But one day if you get into breeding the plants then the males are good for pollen!
 

curious2garden

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Haha thanks for the quick response! Are male plants good for anything? I was just going to move it outside and let it finish the rest of its life here, but if there is no point I’ll just cut my losses!
Don't move it outside. You could pollinate someone else's grow. Either use the pollen yourself or kill it. BTW it's a healthy looking plant, good job.
 

curious2garden

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Oh good point! And thanks! I was stressed through the whole process, so the result is a little disappointing, but hey I’m still proud!
You should be he looks quite healthy, good job. Sorry about the seeds. That's a full male it's not a hermaphrodite so my guess is they messed up your seed order or they were regulars to begin with. That's painful. I'd probably complain to the breeder or at least the seedbank. Unless you're the breeder in which case stop getting so high while packing seeds :lol:
 

Raspberrykiwi

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Haha thanks for the quick response! Are male plants good for anything? I was just going to move it outside and let it finish the rest of its life here, but if there is no point I’ll just cut my losses!
They’re good for pollen. Don’t let it be remotely close to any female or it’ll ruin the plant. Just rip it from the roots and destroy the plant. Before you destroy it spray the whole thing with water to kill the pollen
 

Wokewalnut

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They’re good for pollen. Don’t let it be remotely close to any female or it’ll ruin the plant. Just rip it from the roots and destroy the plant. Before you destroy it spray the whole thing with water to kill the pollen
This plant was growing next to a female up until today. Is there any way to tell if my female is ruined?
 

JustBlazin

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It all depends on if your male opened any pollen sacks before you culled it, from the pics it looks like almost all if not all the sacs are still intact from what I can see, but in the last few pics it looks like 1 or 2 might have opened but its hard to see in those pics.
If it's just 1 or 2 that opened it might not be too bad, still going to have seeds but hopefully not absolutely riddled with seeds. If a bunch opened well you will have lots of seeds for future popping8-)
But no matter what there will be bud to smoke.
 

Wokewalnut

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It all depends on if your male opened any pollen sacks before you culled it, from the pics it looks like almost all if not all the sacs are still intact from what I can see, but in the last few pics it looks like 1 or 2 might have opened but its hard to see in those pics.
If it's just 1 or 2 that opened it might not be too bad, still going to have seeds but hopefully not absolutely riddled with seeds. If a bunch opened we'll you will have lots of seeds for future popping8-)
But no matter what there will be bud to smoke.
Ah that puts me at ease! We checked all the pollen sacks and we only spotted 3 or 4 total that opened so I think I might be okay. I did some digging online and a few other forums said there would be a “dusting” type residue from the pollen. I spotted a little on one of the larger fan leaves, but I think I might be okay. Worst case, I can make some edibles :) thanks again everyone, I really appreciate the information!
 
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