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    Hi Donald , have seen vastly better , crisper pics than these that show red veins running through the stem of blackberry genetics.

    The ones that go black from cold alone do not show this trait , the genetic ones have red trichomes and a burnt rubber aftertaste , i assume blackberry dominant.

    Holds true for the rare male true black ones whose sparse trichomes are also red , along with the pollen.

    Thats immature pollen squeezed out , a spider mite fills a large screen at this resolution and was takeing pics of all kinds of tiny stuff to try and scale them , higher power with a digital than on the old film setup and a relearning curve.


      The nicest coloured plants tend to hog the lense , but this original MBS has the higher yield and would be the logical keeper if had to choose just one.

      Fast veg and a high yield for space , sogtastic stuff.

      Just potted up another five MBS F2,s , they are remarkably uniform and yet to find a freak , every one so far has had a slightly different flavour and odour , just down to personal choice.

      Took a ounce of MBS to the new year smokeout , went down well with serious and casual tokers , really got the party started , giant bonghits eventually caused a fair bodycount , looks like really cute alcopops but has a hell of a hit behind it.

      This replaces the existing C99 clone from end of january on the local list , via the OBN or TOG , would be nice to see some pics for once.

      Another antipodes shows colour , far more than predicted which shows how hopeless a small sample often is , red leaf stems do not unfortunately guarantee a dark expression , this has the grapefruit smell again , very welcome if a little unexpected.

      Massive mainstem construction is overkill for expected height , thin weak stems is the worst downside of the mother , no stakeing required here , that MBS male is proveing usefull.


        Smells like a mouldy laundry basket , all new growth should be dark from now on , suprised how much this trait carries crossed out.

        Looks to be a greater number of genetic darks here than predicted , far more than in the (C99x Blackberry) x Geisha cross and more compact plants on average.

        No plant from that extensive test had any grapefruit odour , several of these do , dark and green.


          Even the greenest pick up a little colour when air temps go below 40 , not bothered as long as the root zone stays warm , heat from veg box underneath does the job.


            Prefer to run them untopped first time whenever possible , most antipodes are a metre in a two litre pot , high yield within this limitation and overcrowding.

            This is the best looking one so far , Blackberry genetic colours , MBS terpenes and a mixed structure and bud form , pretty much what i hoped for and looks to be a decent number in the mix.

            Two like this , one has MBS pattern fan leaves , one has C99 , if its like the geisha cross its mix and match on several minor traits , four main expressions.


              Just stripped and cleaned an antique large format picture lense from a wooden bodied glass plate camera built in 1905 , held on with hot melt glue to a long suffering canon , would love to know the last picture it took in sepia before this Antipodes , not been used since 1914.

              In excellent condition once the fungus was removed , glass is slightly opaque which is common at this age , slightly fuzzy image is still comparable to the kit lense.

              Original MBS on the edge of selective harvest , mosly milky with a scattering of dark , sweet taste at this stage , more medicinal the later within 55 - 65.


                hey foomar ,,
                antique lenses hey;
                man thats almost a 100 yr rest between pix ,
                very cool mr foomar , and looks like she still takes a good shot ,
                thats the first pic ???
                always something interesting in your posts , thanks for sharing the lense ..


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                    You can probably guess one of my other interests is restoreing old equipment and getting it doing something usefull again , optical kit is fascinateing as the basics are unchanged by progress.

                    This one was more to prove a point , this huge prime lense was hand polished and would have cost more than its high end equivalent today , a few pounds from a boot fair was a bargain.


                      Foo I'm lurking along here as I have some of these started. Might I say you've done an excelent job so far with them and the presentation, images here. Good job on giving that old lense another chance at capturing light. DD
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                        Thanks Doobie , was a keen photographer many years ago and still getting back into it , feel more at home with old glass and full manual cameras , slowly getting better.

                        Just ordered the chemicals to make glass plate images , cant be any worse than the colour developeing i used to do.

                        Have rediscovered pinhole cameras , incredibly sharp image if you get it right , next stop woodcut of the month !


                          This one has the colour and a tight internode , low dark temps dont bother them much , some crosses are struggling to finish properly but these look pretty lush still.


                            These two look similar but quite different in the finer detail , one is particularly well triched even down in the gloom where the devil makes hermies , thought it was PM for a second and nearly wept.

                            There are enougth grapefruit smelling plants to be a common expression , and throws my predictions out the window , no intersex found on any so worth sending some in.

                            Both node five sideshoots , quite different at 40 days in.


                              i would definately try those in a heartbeat!


                                Hi jonny , the MBS male is crossing out really well , worth hitting some clones if you get one in your test grow , anyone who just grows these out is missing a lot , my simple incross has yet to produce a plant thats less than very good and turning up some tasty variants.

                                These two Antipodes reached four feet and fifteen nodes , tight packed and untopped , very few are much shorter and none taller , in two litres and no feed.

                                Will not finish outdoors in time locally , look like they would thrive under glass , good fan stem structure for shedding water and no pest insects feed much off the darker leaves , guess the tart taste is bad to them.

                                Late flower cloneing is very reliable with this cross and the MBS parental line , handy if you miss the normal window , not lost an MBS yet includeing chop day clones.

                                This one is a heady mix of grapefruit and mouldy socks , not sure if its nice or nasty.