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Business Logistics

1.1 Why prima clones?

  • Expertise in pheno-hunting.
  • Understanding of horticultural characteristics of each variety.
  • Extreme attention was paid to IPM and sterilization.
  • Wide variety of cannabis genetics.
  • Understanding of how horticultural characteristics of each genetic play into the cultivation environment.
  • A consultative approach to genetic recommendations.
  • A professional and focused team.

1.2 How does the entire process work?

We offer pick-ups in Bay City and deliveries for orders over $5,000. Clones are subject to availability and are first-come, first-serve. Orders take 14 to 16 business days to fulfill and a 50% deposit is required. All of our genetics have been tested for Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) and we are committed to your success and ensure the clones are clean and healthy.

Here are the steps:

  1. Check out our Cultivar Catalogue or request a list to be sent to you from one of our sales representatives  ([email protected] | 989.402.3079).
  2. After deciding, complete the online order form.
  3. After your order is submitted, a sales representative will be in contact to verify the order, collect a 50% deposit, schedule a pick-up or delivery, and answer any questions or concerns.
  4. Meets take place in Bay City, Monday-Friday, 10AM-6PM. Special arrangements by request.
  5. Arrive on time for meets at the designated location.
  6. Examine your clones, ask questions, and provide the remaining payment owed (50%).
  7. Notify us within 48-hours of the meet if you have any problems or are unsatisfied with your purchase. Customer satisfaction is a top priority and we are committed to your success.

1.3 Do you sell clones outside of Michigan state?

No, due to current laws and regulations, we’re only able to service licensed cultivation facilities within the State of Michigan.

1.4 Do you service cannabis clones to all of Michigan state?

Yes. We are located in Bay City and service the entire State of Michigan including Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Flint, Dearborn, Livonia, Troy, etc.

1.5 Who can Prima Clones sell to?

Licensed cannabis facilities in the State of Michigan.

1.6 Do you do custom orders?

We do pre-orders, with a 50% deposit and 50% due upon pickup/delivery. Orders take 14-16 business days to fulfill.

1.7 Minimum order?

Minimum orders for clones for each tier:

Silver- 50 clones ($1,750)

Gold- 20 clones ($2,000)

Platinum- 10 clones ($2,500)

1.8 How many clones of each strain do you carry?

Limited amounts, depending upon cultivar and popularity. We can fulfill most orders, give the appropriate lead time.

1.9 How do you cultivate your clones?

Mothers are grown in amended coco, under LED lights in a sterile facility.

1.10 How do I receive clones?

In rockwool cubes, ready for transplant. Lightly fed 500 ppm of Clonex, pH 5.8. 18/6 light schedule, under LEDs. Roughly 250 µmol. Temp 78, humidity 76%. Rockwool sterilized and organic Integrated Pest Management (IPM) sprayed on every clone upon departure from Prima’s facility.

1.11 What sizes of clones do you sell?

We sell clones 2” Rockwool (Grodan) A-OK starter plugs. 6” tall. Very rarely do we sell teens.

1.12 Bulk pricing options?

Yes, call for options.

1.13 Local pickup?

Yes, in Bay City, Michigan.

1.14 Price comparison?

Silver tier clones are $35/clone, Gold tier clones are $100/clone, Platinum tier clones are $250. Special reserves available by request.

1.15 Payment methods?

Electronic payment, money order, cash, or wire transfer. 50% deposit required when placing order. Orders take 14-16 business days to fulfill.

1.16 Wholesale?

Yes. One of our specialties. We can fill a room, or send genetics for ‘mothering out’

1.17 What are rare cuts? // Higher quality or more unique?

Yes, Special Reserve and Premium cuts are usually more rare, or with an established track record of success over the others. These are typically sold in smaller volumes, for the purposes of the client ‘mothering out’ said genetics.

1.18 Do you provide proof of authenticity?

We do not provide COA’s currently due to NDA’s and other IP restrictions, but will in the future.

1.19 Do you test clones? Genetics. Photo of clone. Photo of the mother.

In some cases yes, in some cases our trusted partners do. We cannot share testing information currently, as it violates our NDA’s with current clients.

1.20 Do you have a moneyback guarantee or any other guarantee?

No, but we are committed to our client’s success. Please notify us within 48-hours of pickup or delivery of any issues or if you are dissatisfied and we will do our best to make it right.

1.21 Can I pick up clones myself?

Yes.

1.22 How many clones can I buy at once?

Commercial cultivation – limited only by plant count.

1.23 How many can I legally grow?

Please refer to your local legal guidelines.

1.24 What light cycle are you growing your clones in?

18 on, 6 off (light)

1.25 Are you cloning feminized plants?

All clones are females.

Delivery Shipping

2.1 Do you ship clones?

We currently do not ship clones.

2.2 In-store pickup?

No. We do offer Bay City pick-ups. We currently do not allow visitors to the facility for security and bio-security reasons.

2.3 Delivery options?

Delivery on all orders over $5,000.

2.4 Return policy?

Once ACCEPTED, no refunds. Please notify of any problems within 48-hours of the meet and we will do our best to remedy the situation.

2.5 Do you treat your clones before selling/shipping?

Yes, organic IPM and sterilization as outlined by the Marijuana Regulatory Agency (MRA). Rockwool is first inoculated upon clone ‘sticking’ and then sterilized and organic IPM treatment upon leaving Prima’s facility.

After Ordering

3.1 How long do you veg clones before flowering them?

This is a personal decision. Minimum of 1 week, up to several months.

3.2 Light schedule for freshly planted clones?

18/6

3.3 The best light for new clones?

There is no ‘best light’ but we recommend LED, CMH, or florescent.

3.4 Soil pH for new clones.

Soil has its own PH and does not need to be corrected. For Hydroponics/soilless applications, feed at a PH between 5.8 and 6.2.

3.5 How to tell if your clones are rooting?

Be patient, they will root. In almost all cases, you will see roots protruding from the rockwool media when you pick them up.

3.6 What to do after clones root?

Transplant into their next stage of media.

3.7 How long do clones take to grow?

It depends upon the environment, your use case, and genetics.

Cultivation FAQ

1.1 Are strains and cultivars the same thing?

Cultivated varieties are plants improved by humans.
Through either purposeful or non-intentional methods, horticultural selective breeding the desirable and distinctive qualities is what’s meant by cultivar.
While strains are more specific to genetic modification at the microbiologic level of the plant.
The offspring of a genetically modified plant is more accurately described as a strain.

1.1 How long until they can start flowering?

Technically, you can flip the clones into a flowering (12/12) light cycle almost immediately. In most cases, cultivators wait for at least 3 weeks.

1.1 What is Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) and do you test for it?

Hop Latent Viroid (HLVd) is a recently identified plant-specific pathogenic RNA. With the ability to infect cannabis, some in the industry think this may be the major cause of previously unexplained “dud” plants during clone propagation.

HLVd causes noticeable symptoms in cannabis plants including:

Growth stunting
Brittle stems
Reduced trichomes and oil production
Reduced flower mass
Malformation and/or chlorosis of the leaves

There’s still much to be learned when it comes to the disease transmission and progression of HLVd in cannabis. However, it appears that the virus is mainly spread through mechanical means or fomite transmission which involves contact of a susceptible host with a contaminated object. The good news is that you can prevent this type of transmission by using best practices for cleanliness. Sanitize all of your tools prior to propagation. Also consider quarantining and carefully inspecting any new varieties you receive before adding them to the rest of your plant stock.

We have gone a step further in preventing the spread of HLVd by testing all of our mother plants and clones quarterly.

1.1 Can you take a clone from a clone?

Yes, but only after it has matured.

1.1 When is the right time to take a clone?

You want at least 4-5 weeks, with multiple branches and the ability to take a clone with at least 2 nodes (without damaging the mother plant).

1.1 Do I need to use rooting hormone?

No, but it will increase your rooting success.

1.1 What is the best medium in which to root my clones?

Rockwool or Peat Cubes are most common.

1.1 What temperature is best for my clones?

75-80 degrees F.

1.1 Why is there fuzzy mold growing inside the propagator?

Because mold spores have invaded your propagator. Spray with ZeroTol from BioSafe at the recommended levels. Use appropriate protection.

1.1 How big does my propagator need to be?

At least 8” high. You do not want your clones to have prolonged contact with your clone dome.

1.1 Why does my clone have white bumps around its base?

These are usually premature roots.

1.1 When will my clones start showing roots?

You will see roots 10-16 days from ‘sticking’.

1.1 Does it matter which part of the mother plant a clone is taken from?

Yes and no. Lower branches have higher levels of rooting hormones, but upper ‘tops’ are often more robust. Experiment.

1.1 Why are my rooted clones starting to wilt after taking them out of the humidity dome?

Because they are not ‘hardened off’. It is important to slowly acclimate clones to a lower humidity environment, by taking the domes off occasionally and watching plant response. In the case that you notice wilt, immediately replace the humidity dome.

1.1 Can I transplant the rooted clones to any grow medium now?

Yes. Though it is best to wait at least a day after bringing them home for them to acclimate to their new environment.

1.1 Do I really need to cut the leaf blades down?

Not always. This is done to promote airflow and decrease the likelihood of mold/mildew from plant leaves touching each other and the humidity dome.

1.1 It’s been 14 days and still no roots. Am I doing something wrong?

Maybe, but be patient. Some cultivars take upwards of 21 days to show roots. Cloning is as much art as it is science.

1.1 How many clones can I take off a mother plant before it’s excessive?

This depends upon the size and health of the mother plant. Large mothers can provide upwards of 100 clones. The most important aspect of cloning is healthy mother stock. Each clone needs at least 2 nodes.

1.1 What are the top tips for cloning?

Healthy mother stock, a sterile work environment, and patience.

1.1 How much yield will I get?

Depends on the cultivar, environment, lighting, skill of cultivator, and grow methodology.

1.1 Benefits of clones vs seeds?

Clones are female, seeds can be either male or female (yes, even feminized seeds can be male).
Cloning gives much more consistent plant growth and yield characteristics.
Pheno-hunting (the process of choosing plants from seeds with desirable characteristics) is already done in the case of clones. Not so in the case of seed plants. Pheno-hunting takes real estate, time, money, and expertise.