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.
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 ..
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....
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.
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.
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..
This one is definately heading for the metallic leaf look.
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.
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.
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.
Finally found an MBS F2 that smells of grapefruit in a serious way , fatter buds than most , around 60 days finished.
Sample dried enougth to smoke and get the basics , flavour is MBS fruit/medicinal , we have a winner.