hi all well inspired by a thread on the dark side by vmax i decided as the gits over there have removed all the pics from the thread i would attempt to restart it here,
the basic idea is to preserve either rooted or un rooted cuttings/clones by refridgeration so as to keep them alive but in a kind of stasis or suspended animation.
i will start by explaining how i have done it and will add a few pics as things unfold,
firstly i would say any healthy genetics other than autos can be saved for future use with a little care they can survive for several months in the fridge and can then be called into service at any time when needed without the need to keep a mother plant or have males taking your valuable growing space taken up with vegging clones for months at a time.
the cutts in this particular instance are 1 vanilla kush fem from barneys and 1 pakistan chitral kush from cannabiogen,they where taken some 15 weeks ago rooted in small plastic pudding bowls filled with coco then once well rooted are fed with low ec feed only once then to make the adjustment from the drobe to the fridge less of a shock i gradualy moved the plant to progressively cooler location sort of the opposite of the hardening of before planting out then i covered the pudding bowls with a plastic bag sprayed a little plain water in inflated the bag and tied it shut tightly,next you take them to the fridge and nestle them in somewhere cold but with no chance of freezing as once frozen they are dead as it causes cells to burst.
these are rooted but in the original vmax thread he used both rooted and unrooted stems with success and also at various point removed and returned the clones to the fridge also his thread showed the entire grow through to harvest which was good,i will attempt to do the same and show the life of these 2 experimental clones which have now been in stasis for nearly 9 weeks and still alive and green and no growth at all and not lost a single leaf so far!
in about a month i will have room to remove them from stasis and give them the new drobe to grow in and shall document there growth here for all to see,pics will be later tonight,peace