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    With this number of metre high untopped plants under a 600 , this should be a sea of despair.
    If you create a box of green with stageing you can grow acceptable plants with half the light levels reccommended.

    The odd really tall one that goes past the reflector seems little bothered , strangely the trichomes are just as dense being underlit with reflected light.

    This top of this tall green MBS dominant girl barely saw a direct photon but is potent stuff , indistinguishable from the original MBS mother apart from the alarming stretch in veg.



    Other crosses with Wally,s plant have thrown very few individuals that show no Blackberry traits at all , the MBS male is far more dominant than a Geisha previously worked in this respect.



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      But these two definately show some Blackberry pastel colours , though a blind grower would probably choose different expressions , they are more than eye candy.

      Potency is around half that of the Chem D x Casey running alongside , the original MBS are generally stronger than the Antipodes , which means i can smoke more of it




      This one is a real cutie , has the asymetric fan structure to the top from seed , another grapefruit smelling one in mid flower , seems common across expressions.




      Picking up some gold .



      And should end up looking like the C99 x Blackberry mother from years back in the thread that started the purple madness ......




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        hey foomar, i wonder if i can bother you with a couple of pics on wednesday.... im nearing the time of my own project and as soon as im sure of male/female which appears to be two of each, im going to need your expert eyes to tell me the best female for my project. i can post the girls here or pm you.

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          Hi jonny , would take moonunits or Donalds opinion on that if you have to choose just one.
          In reality its such a small additional effort to use both males seperately on both girls and label everything that i would suggest this option.

          Cant tell any real difference between males in my simple MBS incross , but run enougth and you probably will , all other well worked crosses have .



          This was emerald green a week ago and picking up normal cold colours fast.





          This is looking good , very like the mother without the bitch to trim structure.






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            Two really cold nights and one has gone so dark i did not recognise it at first , still actively growing thanks to the relatively warm roots in a redesigned room.




            Mouldy fruit smell is alarming , close to the feared budrot odour and caused a minor panic.


            This one has a different expression of the colour traits , has gained a pronounced sugar leaf upcurl and a lot of trichs along with the important stem structure.




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              Should be an easy one to trim , lose the fans and a light trim , will dry the main cola intact as it might look quite nice , 65 - 75 days guess in normal temps , running slow in the cold .












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                This one looked to be just normal cold induced colour at first , lower buds showing a little genetic too.







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                  that last girls a stunner foomar ,
                  leaf colouring looks almost black ?

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                    looks bloody fantastic!..HH. =]-~
                    ....yea i think i'll have the fresh marijuana salad.


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                      Thanks for putting up with a torrent of pictures and a thread which wandered off a bit.

                      The backdrop is satin black , leaves are now charcoal grey , a couple of the BG cross finished almost black with a metallic sheen but dont think this one will go that far.

                      Once they progress to dark , the growth rate slows , buds fill out and they finish fast.

                      Generally , the more colour the less yield , a few so far have both desirable traits.



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                        Quite a spread of colour , all cute in their own way , odour very MBS with some odd fast changeing transient smells.









                        If the darkest leaves are crunched from the one on the right , there is a strong and unmistakeable whiff of cyanide , the taste is same as laurel leaves which were used to kill butterflys by collectors in jars.

                        Which possibly explains the limited damage such plants receive from mites and aphids , possibly toxic or inhibits feeding or egg laying cycle.



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                          no apologies necessary on the torrent of pics ,
                          im sure i speak for everyone viewing ,
                          keep them up man ,
                          i look foward to every update here ,
                          and thank you for the torrent of lovely images and wordage to go with ..

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                            yeah have to agree with the Don on that foomar, bring them on pics!! how are those casey mbs crosses going aswell mate. i love the amount of frost, colour & bud formation on this photo - middle plant looks like it has the great mix of both would be a excellent sog strain.. just keep staring at it....

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                              Thanks Donald and ijdc , best looking plants in the room right now and nothing much comeing for a while after.

                              Should be some decent macros and bud shots , mrs foomar wants then for flower arrangements , constant battle in a shared room as she keeps stealing the coloured fan leaves before their time.


                              So many girls i want to cross with this MBS male , that it makes sense and its easier to do an open seed run for once , should add a kick to some local C99 based local stuff.

                              They look small but they are in 1.80 litres of soil and packed too close to really show the structure , they range from quite spreading and branchy with decent internode to bud on a stick , this level of stress weeds out many , all the MBS and F2,s have been solid.

                              Yield on the MBS and F2,s ranges from 18 - 30 grammes per plant under minimal conditions , this equates to average - high compared to all plants identically grown since 2002.

                              The MBS F2,s are from four seperate seed lots , all the really dark girls are from MBS (green) x MBS male (green) and not the obvious one.






                              Some of the Antipodes cross have an alarming pistill trait , where new ones in small clumps are yellow in colour at first and look like male structures to the naked eye , none have developed and it is purely a colour effect.

                              Will start a seperate thread for any other outcrosses to keep this one vaguely on topic.



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                                These two MBS F2,s are defiantly green to the bitter end in a room that actually had frost on the reflector at lights on.

                                Reckon the last mites died of the cold , they certainly outlived the feeble predators that gave up a month ago.








                                This Antipodes looks different every day , a reasonable excuse for frequent pics , an old Asahi Pentax lense is reasonably sharp and a good colour match with minimal software adjustment , pastel shades are spot on.






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