i've been wondering about these Phylos guys also.
im still not patenting anything. weed is for the people.
If i didnt want my genes out there, I wouldnt sell seeds, lol.
I'm curious if anyone has used phylos? I mean anyone that's not a huge company.. Phylos setup a "small growers network", so it seems they are wanting more hobby growers to submit stuff. Im not sure about this..
I believe 100% that the worlds needs a compendium or encyclopedia of modern weed (1968-ish to present) and fully support efforts to do so. We need it for education sake and for posterity.
That being said, I dont agree with some of phylos methods, such as charging for all submissions..
I get it, that if i owned a store and i wanted extra paperwork to help sell my weed, of course i would pay for their services. In that case, i would be needing them.
But, like most breeders, I have strains that they need for their baseline. Without key building blocks of modern weed (landrace samples from all 6 continents, [they already have early califonia with sams gear], TSB gear especially their NL line, TFD the pure [they have sam's #1, but eddies was also used in Holland, so was The Shit], Sag Slyder, SSSC gear etc), all they will ever have will be a bunch of strains with gaps between them and a galaxy that doesn't make any sense.
I would like to see a weed galaxy that is an actual family tree and one that is legible. I want to look up NL#5 and it says: Afghani from "insert Long/Lat coordinates", crossed with Indonesian from "insert longitude/latitude coordinates". You know what i mean? Providing relatives is only part of the picture. It's vital to list parents and offspring, as well as siblings and relatives. Parents should have the greatest detail. its the only way to distinguish from one version of a strain from another.
I don't mind donating free samples of genetic material for a public record, like for history and posterity. But if any money changes hands at all, they should be paying me. Because they would be using my data to expand their database and thus indirectly profit off of it. Rather than if i had a store and I used their data to sell my weed, ya know what I mean?
The Doctor Dank and I are just two dudes in a world of growers and if we have a few classics, imagine how much more there is out there. There has to be thousands of small people all over the world who are also holding heirloom genes. Some where, somebody has some ultra rare or thought-to-be-extinct genes in their closet.
Im sure folks could be persuaded to donate for posterity, for the greater good, but I doubt anyone small, would ever pay to play..
The other issue I have is there Population Profile baseline graph thing.. the "strains" they use are a mix of hybrids, originals and general terms, that dont make sense. Sk is great to use as a defining category. But "berry" is a flavour, lol and "landrace" can mean anything from a tall brazilian to a short kyhber afghan.. OG kush is a polyhybrid strain, not one of the original starting points, its not even a grandparent hybrid. its a great great grandchild of something.. it would come way farther down on a family tree. Instead of OG you'd list one of its parents.
CBD should be separate from Linnaeus. There MUST be a clear distinction between high-CBD strains that have been bred down from the THC side, versus the hemp Linnaeus. There should be 6 categories (1 for each continent for landraces) and 3 subcategories for 1969-present hybrids. it should be Haze, Skunk and NL.
U want to start with Chinese regional strains. And from there go to the first landraces which were strains that the Chinese exported and "drifted" or evolved into distinct varieties unto themselves. From there u go onto what led to what we know as weed today. california 1960's-1980, into Holland and Canada. from there its considered modern weed and we get the 3 branches that most laymen have used as a separator and classification for decades: Haze, NL and Skunk. , Obviously there is room for insanely indepth tangents on every single level of the journey from Chinese "hemp" farmers to cultivators choice printing a seed catalogue in 1981, for example, but i have no issue with superficially simplifying it as long there are clickable links at each level that will allow u to see all the way back to ancient china if u want to.
If everything nowadays has chemdawg in it (anything with any diesel, og, cookies, etc has chemdawg in it),then break it down to its parents (such as TSB indi-sat crossed with thai or mexican) and list Chemdawg as a 4th category division, alongside Haze, NL and Skunk..
I just dont like phylos categories of Landrace, Berry, CBD, SK and OG. it doesnt make any sense, categorically speaking.