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    #31
    Listened to the first episode, good stuff. I kept wanting to post comments, lol…in a positive light.

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      #32
      Poking around for info on the F13, rediscovered DJ’s notes from his Canadian adventure. A fun read after hearing Chimera tell the story.

      Originally posted by Red View Post
      The Process

      The main room was divided in two with the Blueberry on the left and the Flo on the right. The plants were relatively huge considering how long they’d been in veg. Lush growth dominated as three distinct Blueberry phenotypes and two distinct Flo presented their development, along with a small number of unique anomalies. Of course, all individuals were numbered and labeled and notes were made over the course of several inspections during the flowering cycle.

      During this period all of the males were isolated in a separate room and watched closely to enable the best selection from them. From this particular gene-pool, I find it relatively easy to select the best males as they tend to express their traits regardless of environment or light cycle. There were so many to choose from during this process that the difficulty became who to cull out. Most of the males were at least to some degree resinous with glandular stalked trichome, some more than others. This usually makes it easy to test certain profiles such as overall flavors.

      Only after the most desirable males are selected (i.e. all the others rejected) are issues of structure and growth pattern considered. Sweet, fruity and floral expressions are most desirable, but attention is paid to other possibilities as well. Top quality candidates of indica, sativa and mutant anomaly are picked by process of elimination. Then those with the best structure; hollow stems, good color and flower density, become the final candidates.

      The females also pose the same problem in regard to who is eliminated. Notes are made as to any outstanding qualifications that present themselves during the bud cycle. But it is not until the sixth week in flower, and sometimes not until the eighth week (or longer if the variety is strongly sativa), that the real differences in individuals becomes apparent and the truly amazing qualities shine. And even then, it only amounts to field-notes until well after harvest and the cut-and-dried product is totally cured. It is then that the final selection process begins.

      During our selection-crop numerous individuals could have passed the requirements to be a great mother plant. By and large, the overall ratio of desirable plants that qualified for final selection from this crop was approximately 1:10 (employing DJ’s Law). As it turns out the elite ratio of final candidates turned out to be approximately 1:30–the best of the best as it were. By the eighth week in bud approximately two dozen individuals stood out as primary candidates. After these samples were individually labeled and jar cured for about two months, a total of eleven were of supreme quality. Believe it or not, the final elimination process among these eleven was perhaps the most difficult to complete. Part of the sprocess involved selecting one of each of the three Blueberry phenotypes, one of the Flo, one Blue Moonshine and deciding on the possibility of something new.



      The Varieties

      After the fourth week in bud, generally speaking, certain characteristics become apparent. On the Blueberry side of the room three distinct phenotypes presented themselves, while on the flo side two less distinct phenos appeared. The three Blueberry phenotypes could be referred to as indica, sativa and variegated or mutated. The indica were shorter, denser and had larger calyx and bract leafs making the buds look plump. The sativa were taller, more slender leafed with more elongated buds of dense, smaller calyx. The indica tended to be of a stronger, more musky odor where the sativa were more delicate and floral. The variegated or mutated individuals varied more in their aromatic palate with some seeming more potent than others. On the flo side the difference was less pronounced between phenotypes but two distinct types developed. The primary difference was in bud structure and formation with one type growing with its bract leaves pointing more up and the other with its bract leaves pointing down. Both were more sativa looking with dense buds of small calyx. There was also a difference in potency of aroma between these individuals.

      The seed stock “True Blueberry” currently under scrutiny derived from f2’s that were very “BK” or Berry Kush-like. These f2 “BK”’s were crossed with very “TF”, or “True Floral”, sometimes referred to as “Temple Flo”, mates in the f3 and/or f4 generation to brighten the head considerably. Once the right mix was discovered these f4’s (and beyond) crosses were inline bred (filial crossed) to stabilize the proper traits. The “flo” pheno’s are closer to the “TF” (“True Floral”, “Temple Flo”), headier side of the mix, most reminiscent of the Highland Oaxaca Gold.





      “Grape Krush” (or “Blue Krush”)–a productive, deep-colored hybrid of very high quality. This plants exhibits partial to full leaf-deformities of the “krinkle” type, but with good structure and heavy bud production of large calyxes. The buds express a strong sharp/fruity odor with a distinct sweet/grape flavor brought out in the cure. A strong, long-lasting head/body mix is evident in the finished product with an exciting, but not “racy”, head and a mild narcotic body. Very euphoric and desirable effects that most seasoned connoisseurs prefer. 50-60 day flowering time.

      “Flodica” – a mostly indica phenotype from the flo line. A rare, near-total recessive indica found by chance in the “TF” line (“TF”= “Temple Flo” or “True Floral”). Generally, the flo line sports very sativa like structures of taller plants with slender leaves and spear-shaped buds. The “Flodica”, however, is a near-pure indica phenotype of short, stout, yet productive, structure with very large, dense, dark indica buds. Very resinous with heavy gland production of an earthen palate to the buds that produce a very strong, narcotic-type experience. 50-55 day flowering time. Unfortunately, the “Flodica” (and the “True Blue Moonshine”) were nearly sterile--i.e. no (or very few) seeds developed, and were therefore culled.

      “True Blueberry”–the ultimate hybrid of Blueberry expression. Selected for its superior quality from a large pool, this hybrid contains the best from both worlds (indica and sativa). Medium height with long, fruity and productive buds of medium sized calyxes. Beautiful lavender hues become apparent soon into the flowering cycle. The finished product is of the highest quality with sweet, elongated Blueberry buds destined to please the most finicky palate. High resin production as expected from the “Blue” family. 50-60 days flowering time.

      “True Blue Moonshine”–a true “hash-plant”. Selected for its outstanding production of large, clear gland heads, this mostly-indica hybrid really packs a musky/fruity punch. Medium height producing parge, dense buds glistening with trichomes. More musky than fruity with a burgundy/earthen flavor at cure. Top-notch Moonshine. 50-60 days flowering time.

      “F-13"–a Holy Grail plant of four-star excellence. Previously unreleased, a very desirable product and potential breeder. A more-sativa hybrid of medium height with long, spear-shaped, dense and resinous buds and an earlier finish time than most sativa. The superfluous quality of the finished product is remarkable: a clear, clean, crisp head of the kindest order with a sweet/floral flavor. This girl really rings the bell every time! Not for the couch-lock crowd, this heady sativa is for those who truly enjoy its stimulating yet comfortable appeal. A real day (or night) brightener. My personal favorite from this batch. 50-65 days flowering time.

      Stay tuned for future re-releases of Velvet Luna (formerly Blue Satellite and Blueberry Sativa), Moonshine Rocket Fuel and Rosebud in the not-too-distant future. Have fun and best regards toward your horticultural ventures. Enjoy!
      Simple grafting: process, progress, result

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        #33
        Thank You Zif. Again digging up goodies for us all to enjoy too.

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          #34
          So cool.. this set me off listening to a slew of pot casts.. hearing chimera first isn't fair on to the other guys.. haha

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            #35
            You got that right lol.I have listened to all three segments three times now. So much wisdom and experience.
            I don't really have that much free time, I have been driving and doing a small remodel and listening to Chi. passes the time

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              #36
              Just finished listening to the whole episode and this one was also my favorite, next to the one with DJ short. You can tell there are a few levels of knowledge between people like them and many of the other guests.

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                #37
                The positivity and forward looking nature of these 3 episodes have cheered up my 2021 very much, massive thanks to Chimera for the time and wisdom and to those who posted the links here at IC.




                Hope everyone has a brighter 2021

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                  #38
                  Originally posted by dugzy View Post
                  The positivity and forward looking nature of these 3 episodes have cheered up my 2021 very much, massive thanks to Chimera for the time and wisdom and to those who posted the links here at IC.




                  Hope everyone has a brighter 2021
                  Same to you sir. If you haven't listen to the episode featuring DJ Short it was just as great

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                    #39
                    For sure! Chimera ignited a lot of excitement for me that had been waning a bit in cannabis.. and what heavy dayze is doing with the pot cast is remarkable.. hearing the stories, and voices of the people in the shadows over the last 30+ years is amazing.

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                      #40
                      I haven’t listened to all of them but the ones that stick out other then Chi/DJ/Breeder Steve is Karma Genetics, and the guy from Indian Landrace. I still got at least half to still check out but so far I found these to be the most informative and also inspirational.
                      C99 problems and flowering time ain’t one

                      You’ll do fooking nuttin’ !! <=- Conor McGregor

                      My sick cross of Sweet Blue X Super Silver Haze
                      https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=62502

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                        #41
                        For sure! Karma's was awesome.. made me buy 3 packs of his headbanger to try to find a cut like his sour d haha ..

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                          #42
                          Originally posted by holy View Post
                          For sure! Karma's was awesome.. made me buy 3 packs of his headbanger to try to find a cut like his sour d haha ..
                          Nice man! May the pheno gods be with you and you find the one in those 3 packs. Hope you find something with all good traits of SD but without the leggyness and thin branches of the cut. One of my favorites too for years.
                          C99 problems and flowering time ain’t one

                          You’ll do fooking nuttin’ !! <=- Conor McGregor

                          My sick cross of Sweet Blue X Super Silver Haze
                          https://www.icmag.com/ic/showthread.php?t=62502

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                            #43
                            haha thanks brother!

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                              #44
                              Anyone want to transcribe this week's episode for me? I didn't understand a single word lmao

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by Magoluci View Post
                                Anyone want to transcribe this week's episode for me? I didn't understand a single word lmao
                                GAWD....I'm not sure what language that was???
                                Eat more Salmon....the other pink meat!

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