MBS test grow .......

foomar

Luddite
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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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foomar

Luddite
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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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foomar

Luddite
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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.
 

foomar

Luddite
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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.

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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.
 

Donald Mallard

el duck
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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....
 

foomar

Luddite
ICMag Donor
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.
 

foomar

Luddite
ICMag Donor
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.


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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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foomar

Luddite
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Powdery mildew usually hits a little this time of year , these will be done in within ten days and should be safe.

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foomar

Luddite
ICMag Donor
Big purple baseball bat with luck , leaves are takeing their time and it could be a long flowering expression , a few were found in the BG cross and the extra yield balances the extra three weeks they need..

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This one is definately heading for the metallic leaf look.

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Last blotches of green fadeing fast on the most indica so far , final top flush of pistills suggests ten days left at most , 30/60 makes it one of the fastest but lower yield untopped compared to other expressions.
The worst structure if mould is an issue , poor air circulation round this one could end in tears.

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Getting a feel for this cross now at 34 plants to date , odd skewed sex ratio of only seven males despite random selection of seed , will probably get nearer 50:50 as numbers rise to meaningfull numbers.
 

foomar

Luddite
ICMag Donor
Found it , one of wally,s shots of an original C99 x Blackberry , a couple of these are quite similar in appearance.

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foomar

Luddite
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First revegging fresh smooth edged leaves visible now , taken at day 50 of flower , two weeks on its going to make it fine despite the extensive mite damage , half a dozen deliberate seeds onboard too.

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Finally found an MBS F2 that smells of grapefruit in a serious way , fatter buds than most , around 60 days finished.

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Sample dried enougth to smoke and get the basics , flavour is MBS fruit/medicinal , we have a winner.

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absolutely stunnig foomar, i always did love the strange looks of a plant in revege!
 

Donald Mallard

el duck
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that metallic one does it for me foomar ,
dunno how to do a pic of the week nomination . but thatd be the one id nominate ..
 

Hammerhead

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This was my next in line to grow. Im not so sure now. Going to put things on hold for a bit...Very nice Foomar

This has nothing to do with MBS or this grow. Im putting things on hold for other resons sorry for the confusion
 
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Hammerhead

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Im putting things on hold for other resons sorry for the confusion. This was next to grow but something has come up and in not so sure I will be able to start them like I wanted to..
 
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