Humidity dome.

Punisher84

FNG Mod
Moderator
I’m going to try, I mean I am going to clone some plants in the future.

Ive done plenty of reading, doesn’t seem like rocket surgery.

I’ve got some clonex and some rapid rooters.

I don’t have a humidity dome. I can’t ever see myself needing more than a few clones. I know you cut more than you need but christ I don’t need a humidity dome that will hold 72 clones. Waste of real estate. Seems like the smaller domes I’ve found are not tall enough for a clone of any size.

What are you guys using or do you have a recommendation for me?

Do I even need a dome?


Basically just need a taller version of the plastic clamshell that shitty gas station sandwiches come in....
 

OneHitDone

Member
Moderator
Your simplest solution could just be a gallon ziplock bag upside down as a dome.

I am currently using a bucket flipped upside down with some saran wrap allowing light in since I don't do trays of 72 either.
You are going to want a dome for a least the first 3 days and then start hardening them off to room humidity.
That is the beauty of a aero cloner is there is no humidity acclimatization but so far sticking in rock wool has been my most consistent method ☮

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H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Moderator
For what it's worth, I almost killed plants with the flimsy plastic domes on the trays - and fumble-fingers
I use this one for starting seeds and for clones. It will last (really thick, sturdy) and it's smaller than those big 72-clone ones or whatever. I like it because of the extender. I have pretty low rH in my house, and this is tall enough to have a solo-cup seedling in It if needed. It is just easier to control the environment in a tiny space.

It'll hold 8 solo-cups (for size reference)
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J. James

Seed Slingin' Outlaw
Super Moderator
People really overcomplicate the cloning process in my opinion. Here is my advice for a budget cloning system.

Things you will need:
  1. Reverse osmosis water
  2. 16 Oz cup (Any color but clear)
  3. Scissors
  4. Rubbing alcohol
(The faster you do these steps the better)
Sterilize Scissors with Rubbing alcohol
Take a cutting with 5 nodes or that is 6 inches long, Cut midway between 2 nodes
Remove all the branches and leaves on the bottom 3 nodes leaving the top leaves (1 or 2 nodes) intact
Cut the bottom stem at a 90-degree angle just below the bottom node, Get as close as you can
Put the cutting immediately into the 16 oz cup of RO water ensuring that the bottom 2 or 3 nodes stay under the water at all times.
Set the cup in a window or under low lighting (14+ hours a day)
Monitor the water level daily to ensure it stays above the nodes

Easy as that, I encourage everyone to try this so you all stop wasting Time and Money on products you don't need.

Now, If you live in a place that has low relative humidity, Then you need a humidity dome (Below 30%)

 

H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Moderator
If you snip them and stick them in water, there's a better than average chance they'll root. Everything else is techniques or additives to either speed up the process or up the success percentage.
 

H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Moderator

H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Moderator
Sounds like a problem for.. I’ll keep my comments to myself.
Makes sense. You can get a billion clear solo cups for like $8
It's just easier to do damage trying to untangle them. You can stuff as many in a cup as you want, but you'd have to watch the roots, and maybe separate them as they start growing.
 

JonathanT

Junior Member
Pretty high success rate, I've used two solo cups and a small sheet of plastic also. Cut one solo cups top off about an inch below the top, use that to hold the plastic sheet inside the second cup, poke a hole in the plastic and stick your clone in. the plastic sheet supports your clone and holds the water in.
 

Punisher84

FNG Mod
Moderator
Pretty high success rate, I've used two solo cups and a small sheet of plastic also. Cut one solo cups top off about an inch below the top, use that to hold the plastic sheet inside the second cup, poke a hole in the plastic and stick your clone in. the plastic sheet supports your clone and holds the water in.
Neat idea. 👍
 

00heaven

New Member
Great post.
(I got an aeropnic cloner as all my other attemps had poor outcomes.)
I always sex the doner mum and put her back into veg before I take clones.
I use 50/50 tap & RO h20 getting 99% sucsess rate.
Question:
It takes 10'ish days for them to start rooting just a couple of mm.
Is that because they have been in flower?
or because I am only using 2 small size T5?
 

H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Moderator
Question:
It takes 10'ish days for them to start rooting just a couple of mm.
Is that because they have been in flower?
or because I am only using 2 small size T5?
Anecdotal info - I took flower clones and they actually rooted faster (about 5 days) than some others I have taken. So I would guess it's the light intensity slowing down growth or some other environmental factor as opposed to whether it was a regular or flower clone.
 

00heaven

New Member
That factor could have been water temp. My clones (4 strains) have started to root after 6 days only. ( exact same set up) Only difference is central heating is now making the cloner water temps couple of .c higher.
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H.a.F.

Happy Wanderer
Moderator
That factor could have been water temp. My clones (4 strains) have started to root after 6 days only. ( exact same set up) Only difference is central heating is now making the cloner water temps couple of .c higher.
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Vivosun makes a really cheap (under $10) heat mat that is only 3" wide. It's perfect for lining up about 5-6 solo cups.
 
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