24 July, 2012

Update From the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Skunk Works

Skunk X Haze Hybrid Showing Dad's Foliage Colors!
(Version 2.0 Testing Grow, 22 July 2012)
Those of you who follow ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ on Facebook have already seen some photos taken of the 23rd test grow of Version 2.0 late Sunday (22 July).  Or maybe it was early Monday, heck, we don't know! There's a lot of "time dilation" in Second Life when your wired and inspired!  But here's another picture, actually from grow #22 (so it was definitely Sunday, unless of course it was Monday).

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!

Happy growing!

16 July, 2012

Held over till Friday July 21st!!!!
Support RFL and our Team by picking up a pack of Pink Ribbon Cannabisl LE seeds -
2 seeds for a L$150 donation to the American Cancer Society.
Every little bit is a step toward whipping a disease that needs to be whipped.

Delicate pink edged leaves & the classic ribbon, pick up a batch... probably the last for version 1.30f so males from these seeds are gonna be "very useful" and every linden goes to a cause we ALL believe in help us whip that cancer biatch !!!

So far we have raised $4500L..but you can buy at both locations and make that total go HIGHER!!!

06 July, 2012

Update From the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Genetics Lab

4th of July at the New Store!
As we opened the new store at the Breeders' Borough and took part in the 4th of July Breedables Hunt, we met a lot of growers and got a ton of great ideas.  The current version (1.30f) works great and is a lot of fun, but we aim to provide and support a sustainable hobby for growers and breeders.

Accordingly, work has already started in the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ Genetics Lab (aka "Skunk Works") toward the next major update.  In fact, we feel that the new update deserves a big jump in numbering, so we'll be moving to version 2.0!  Right now, we're looking hopefully at a roll-out in August, just in time for back-to-school breeders to set up their dormitory grow rooms!

Some of the new features we're planning include:
  • A sculpty build that will reduce the prims per plant from four to one. This means that you'll be able to grow four times as many plants! We think the new sculpty looks a lot better than the version 1.xx plants, too!  Less will be more!
  • Females able to produce more than a single seed.  Our current plan is for first-generation females to randomly select their reproductive level (probably from 1 to 5 seeds), and this factor would then be passed on to future generations.  So very soon, breeders can start working toward high-yield crops!
  • A chance that offspring will have the father's foliage texture instead of just the mother's.
  • Giant and dwarf size mutations - these will be rare (like the current Ultra growth rate mutation) to add even more "chance" to each breeding.
We will also be making some important but less visible changes in the ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ script.  First, we'll adding an update system, so when bug fixes or new features are added your plants' offspring will be automagically upgraded.  Second, we'll be adding code for hooking plants to an out-world database server and possibly even a website where you'll be able to track your hybrid breeding activities. As we implement all of these features, we'll be optimizing everything to make sure you get the fastest and least-laggy breedable possible!

Finally, be assured that the move to version 2.0 will not break your existing breeding activities.  As always, we will maintain back-compatibility with earlier versions, if necessary providing migration tools for you.  We want ḈḁṇṇḁḇḭṦḼ to be fun, challenging, and sustainable for all of us!

Happy Growing! It's bound to be 4:20 somewhere!

02 July, 2012

"Show your POTriotism for the Fourth of July by growing a batch of American Beauty. 
This Limited Edition grows up to 4 meters tall, has the highest potency and a tantalizingly slow growth rate. 

Add this mega sized plant & a terrific foliage to your breeding stock"

Available this week only.... At our new store in Breeders' Borough.