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How would a chapter go about increasing it's numbers without stealing other chapters geneseeds?
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Chapter's usually grow their own gene-seed. It takes many years to reproduce healthy gene-seed. Its unacceptable for chapters to have over 1000 marines though. Now for chapters in dire need of numbers, I imagine can perhaps go to their "parent" chapter and ask for some gene-seed, however, this would probably be denied as the parent legion chapter master, the Master of Adeptus Mechanicus and High Lords of Terra's authorization would be needed to do so.
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Each space marine has a gland in there neck and chest that grows new gene-seeds. These gene-seeds are harvested every 5-10 years. If a chapter is in dire need of replacement gene-seeds they will usually implant them into non-space marine individuals to rapidly grow them.

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I don't think they're harvested every 5-10 years. The ones in the neck mature in 5 years after implantation and 10 for the chest. But I don't think it's a harvest.

Otherwise you'd have gotten 60 geneseeds from a 200 year old marine.
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i dont think he means a single marine producing 60 gene-seeds, i think he means every 5-10yrs gene-seed is collected from a group a marines,
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I don't think they're harvested every 5-10 years. The ones in the neck mature in 5 years after implantation and 10 for the chest. But I don't think it's a harvest.
Correct. The progenoid in the neck is taken 5 years after the implantation process, and the second matures after ten years but is not removed until the marine dies or is removed permanently from combat (i.e. dreadnought internment). If a Chapter is vigilant, it can double its effective stores of geneseed each generation of Astartes. However, because of the nature of combat, progenoid recovery is never at 100%, so it may take far longer to recouperate losses.

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Turn into a crusading chapter and send out multiple crusades continuously so they can't figure out how many marines you have.

Works for Black Templars.
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Turn into a crusading chapter and send out multiple crusades continuously so they can't figure out how many marines you have.

Works for Black Templars.
Or give Terra the finger and do your own thing. Works for the Space Wolves.
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