Hy everybody !
I will roll a "dry trimmed" clone that is "force cured" lol I have its track under the hand for the fun. Why the fuck i continue to track rejected specimens lol Ho yeah to kill them early in the next gen ^^
41.7gr / 1.4oz
13.1gr/1.4oz, "hot flue cured" 48 hours later.
So this time we have a pure loss rate from the untrimmed-wet-raw-yield (brut) to the untrimmed-dry-net-yield (net).
100% = 41.7, so 1% is 0.4
13.1 is 33%, the perfect third ^^
I generally use this data mostly to known the grade of the round concerned. If i have produced more water and juice that true vegetal mass in flowers, it's a bad or an overwatered round.
It's usefull too, to compare twos specimens or strain in term of pure flowers profile. Sometimes you have go just reduce the drying loss to boost well the yield of an hybrid, not specially to cross it with a fat vegetal mass producers that generally hit the potency most of the time. True secret here ^^
Forced to start the curing within 48hrs, in a way. 5 days later i can't say that's tasteless ^^ But i will not do that with delicates terpenoid's profiles. This one is an old school skunk (not sugared) that stink the hell and taste very strongly the citric skunk with oily hash body (temple, charas). Maybe i was initially biased by the nostalgic appeal of this strong odor profile and ultra musky taste.
Let's roll one to get motivation. With a bud porn to say her goodbye with respect.
Old school fast one ^^
Do you remember the Jack male that was not considered as ready, twos weeks ago ?
This is the mature state that i was waiting for to make the F9 lines. Comparing the photos can be disturbing with the ones of 2 weeks ago, can appear difficult to spot for the ones than are not used to deal with males. I have a simple trick to remember for you, if you want to test the difference :
Remember than the nodes contain the most auxin. And that these nodes are not only on the trunk but also everywhere else : in the fruit "skeleton" that we all smoke, but also on some stems more that on others. It's why i generally try to select the twos best stems on vegged clones, over to choosing them too early.
When your male's flowers are opened only on the "auxin's sectors", it's not mature enough. When the flowers start to open more in depth in the buds, it's time for your synchro. It's a typical sog strategy than ask more attention to win maybe twos to three weeks on the planning.
Valuable alternative : Years go, a Catalan's breeder have learned me something, more handy for classical space, to remember : the "crown" rule. The principle is to wait that the males is forming "crown" around its major tops and start to open them. This way you're insured to use the best pollen no matter the strain, environment, timing ... it add a bit more time on the whole planning of an hybrid but it's stay a real secure rule for those interested.
Well i've put the first JH female on the twos planned. I generally bend the male's stem around, i've high RH in this box.
I was affraid but the finally the timing was good with the first female
If i don't hit 100 calibrated seeds with her, it's voodoo.
Need to roll another one ^^ I'm lazy to prepare a couple of blunt so finally i don't stop rolling by laziness. Stoner's logic hey. But it insure me that it was the right choice to replace here. I'm at an average of 15 grammers net per specimen on 9 sog clones, one in left because dead. Let's enter in another face of the selection.
That's around 135gr/ 4.7oz without the sweet tooth, and i've started to smoke it 8 days ago. Only one clone left that is drying (a good 17gr one), and it's what i have in the stash : around 6 gr/0.2oz.
So around 112gr/3.9oz per 8 days, 14gr/0.5oz a day, that's way over my rates for a daily use. A "good daily weed" must fix me at the golden oz per week, no matter the cost. That's a red alert of an increase of 270% over the golden oz lol Unable to share that but the smoke's experience weighted very much in the balance. So "90's skunk branded" as hell.
This female was fast, full of old skunky character and very pleasant to smoke but no horsepower when the tolerance is builded. Damn it's maybe the 5th round, always the same game. But lord, with a potent F1 male you get a diamond.
As final female of the project it's way to risky to count on the others side. Both have been selected for no ceiling and the hardiness for my body to build a tolerance with these lines, but it remain only 50% of the final blood.
I have more chance to lost at least 25% of the average horsepower with a guaranteed ceiling/roof. This LSxGK F2 is too young in generations to don't represent a larger risk of unplanned linked traits by definition too. Let's bet on the next horse ;o)
On the spaces it come back a little uggly again, but for a nice transition i hope ^^
I just chopped the big one, the last sister alive of the LSxGK F2 ^^
Now i known than it will last a day ^^
The ST#3 allready backup in seeds, that don't look like a 60 days flowered plant but that smell and taste like 60 of them ^^ She can go up to 100+days, very long to make seeds as hell. But it value the trip genetically.
The twos JH in stock have been hitted by the change of system, they have started to develop a crazy root system in the tubes. Stigmas are allready hitted before theyr thickness period, both will finish in the stash.
In the veg, things go ahead. I have twos backup JH males that will replace the actual one, they need to pollenate twos clones and i'm safe ^^ I really love this line as hell, i aim a raw 200 seeds for at least 50 alphas grade.
The bended male on left is the sweet tooth male allready used to backup the st#3 line, he's the foundation of the ST x JH than i aimed as male donor for a private stash 3way combo ^^ I will be enough happy with the F1 in a first time i guess, can't wait.
And the stash JH on right, i'm supposed to clone her to fill a gap when i will relaunch the tubes but ... i hold the process to reduce the plants number to minimum first, and with all needed females seeded. It's a bit rushy here too in this period by my job, can't handled a turn over in writing an update ^^ The other reason is a transition to a new space that must be prepared. It will be not very bigger but more handy and with the space for twos tubes systems (x24) with more height.
I've ton of photos on the tube's upgrade and a shore that i want to show for the fun ^^, but i will keep it for a dedicated post later. I'm short in time, i've chilled enough allready on OG lol ^^
To be continued ...
keep the vibes high and make a good pale brown skuff !