|Skunk X Haze Hybrid Showing Dad's Foliage Colors!|
(Version 2.0 Testing Grow, 22 July 2012)
Those of you who have been breeding ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ for a while know that in Version 1.x plants the foliage colo(u)r in hybrid plants always matches that of the mother. But in Version 2.0, there's a 1:3 chance that the baby will display dad's foliage color! Look closely at the hover text over this baby: Mom was Purple Haze. But it's showing Super Skunk colors!
The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ genetic engineers have already moved on, though, and yesterday was spent with two more test grows. (For those who are wondering, the special lab facilities at the Skunk Works allow us to grow our plants almost 250 times faster than normal.) One thing invariably leads to another, and they're already chasing several challenging issues that arise when these new plants are grown out to seven or eight generations. But they are happy to report that the last test grow (#25) went from five initial seeds to a fourth generation anticipated yield of fifteen hybrid seeds, not counting a couple of seeds that were sacrificed for genetic analysis. What this means to you the grower is that beginning with the new version, ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ will be a sustainable "game" for those who are interested in an emerging secondary market or establishing large "pharms."
The ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Team is tossing around several ideas now that will add even more fun and excitement to growing the only breedable cannabis product in Second Life. We thank those growers who've let us know about problems and puzzles -- some are very uncommon and we have to figure out how to duplicate them -- and who have provided suggestions for the new version. Also, we'd like to thank those who picked up RFL seeds and helped us raise real money for a real cause!