Hermaphroditism, causes, origins and curiosity

Hermaphroditism or monoicism is the phenomenon by which an individual of a given species can reproduce both male and female gametes simultaneously or subsequently. Etymologically, the term hermaphrodite derives from Hermaphrodite, a character from Greek mythology son of Hermes and Aphrodite who, having merged with a nymph, appeared to possess physical traits of both sexes.A hermaphroditic …

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Cannabis in the Greek world

The Greek World In ancient Greece, hemp was probably already used in Dionysian rites and, as J.L. Brau says, everything suggests that it was also used in the Eleusinian liturgies to reveal to the initiates the arcana of the myth of Demeter. The priests, who bore the name Eumolpidae (= singers of beneficial melodies), were …

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From Landraces to the present day. The Importance of starting from seeds grown outdoors

It is called ‘landrace’ or ‘ecotype’, a variety of Cannabis that constitutes a group of populations that in a very long period of time have adapted to the environmental conditions of a given region, or a portion of territory that has a defined microclimate and characteristics. The natural selection, the climatic conditions, the nature and …

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The Plasticity of Cannabis Genome

How do plants adapt themselves to a new environment? We often ask ourselves the problem of having to grow plants whose original habitat is very different from what we are able to offer them: narrow grow boxes with artificial lights or a small balcony disguised in the city. The soil changes, the climate, the waterings …

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How to Select a Vigorous and Productive Genetic Line

How to Select a Vigorous and Productive Genetic Line Have you ever wondered why some types of cannabis plants grow better than others or are more productive in certain environments? Why do some plants grow puny, thin, weak, frail and get sick  producing very little? Others, on the other hand, show great vigour and rapid …

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Cannabis History in Ancient Asia

Cannabis History in ancient Asia The first traces of hemp date back to China during the Neolithic period, around 3000 BC. The legendary Chinese emperor Shen-Nung, in a book of drugs written around 2737 BC , prescribes hemp resin as a remedy against “female weakness, gout, rheum, malaria, flu, fainting”. Other news is contained in …

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Iranian Cannabis – Strain Hunting in Iran 2018

IRAN: Strain hunting October/November 2018. Answering some questions by people interested in the Iranian genetics: Question: What part of Iran are they from? Answer: They come from several places we have covered over a period of thirty-three days Clarification: We are not going to release genetics from every place we visited. Question: When and how …

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How to select a new cannabis variety

The selection of a new cannabis variety or type that can adapt itself to the climate in which we grow in outdoors is simple but requires many years to give plants time to stabilize themselves. The initial step is to choose two varieties that have given great results outdoors in terms of growth and vigour, productivity, …

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The importance of growing outdoors

We deal with the selection and hybridisation of plants and can tell you that when you grow plants for a long time in an environment that is not natural you are still applying a selection because the environmental factors, at the time of growing, are still artificial, like light, humidity, temperature, artificial wind etc. These …

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