bit about me: i'm a post grad evolutionary geneticist biologist who's wanting to become a full time cannabis breeder after i finish. i'm also looking to do a phd in mapping the genetic maps of landraces (phylogenetics/phylogeography) of cannabis one day when i've moved to europe. planning on moving to switzerland in 2012-13 with my best mate who also intends on working for/with me in breeding/growing. i'm wanting to work with landrace and old school lines to create my own IBLs and cross to form hybrids for my own strain creations, i'd also love to vend landrace strains i'm planning on collecting in my travels to countries in asia, africa europe as well as through friends and banks etc. anyway haha big plans, but doable in time! if you've any questions please feel free to ask me
purpose of my search is to collect up as many as i can and breed up large amounts of seed stock for the preservation of each line into the future. also for the purpose of my own breeding projects in the future but to always have a large pure seed stock for each line to share and make available to anyone who shares them with me.
anyway the plan is to become somewhat of a free seed bank i guess, whereby i am able to share the unworked lines of landraces and other uncommon strains with people. i'm really wanting to encourage people to donate/share strains i do not have and/or am chasing so i think anyone who does donate stock to the cause or helps out breeding for this project would get certain benefits like first pick and larger amounts of seed.
this way i'd hope to encourage as much altruism as possible but still be able to help those who don't have anything to offer per se get strains they would otherwise be unable to acquire, those ones from the 70s onwards, or landraces etc which aren't highly sort after by many people other than hobby to serious breeders, and be a single source for which these breeders can communicate with to get new stock of old material for their projects etc. also for those who donate and or breed for the project they could request strains i have but haven't bred stock up for yet to work with or to be put higher up the list of strains i'll make seed for. i might add too that i'm not too interested in taking people's hard work to use, unless they decide to give it to me freely, i will not be asking for your hard worked lines, just the original unselected, unstabilized genetics of those lines if you have them. if you're ok with me using your work, i'd be honoured, just saying though. i'm an honourable person and will not be ever using people's work for my stuff, i want to be 100% original with my own work (or as close to it as possible), so i reiterate, i'm not asking for your hard worked lines, but if you want to donate some worked stuff that you're proud of and want to share with the world (whatever it may be) i won't say no, and you can attach whatever circumstances or conditions to their use as you see fit. whatever you give or don't give is 100% up to you. for those who choose to donate, anything you give will be accredited to you on the list and i'll try and attach as much info about each strain as i can.
this is just an idea so feel free to give me any advice or criticisms i just think it'd be a nice thing for the cannabis community to have and i'm a seed addict, landrace/old strain lover and want to do my best for others out there. i'm an honest person who doesn't forget his debts so be assured i will give back 10 fold to those interested i will never be asking for money on top of whatever it may cost for postage assuming i can't afford to post it myself. if this thing gets too many people interested then i may have to ask you to pay for your own postage as i can't afford pay for everyone's unfortunately, i would if i could. i do not plan on selling or buying any of these unworked, unstabilized landrace / old school lines, this is going to be a 100% profit free, philanthropic project to hopefully aid and better the cannabis community we're all a part of!
here's a list of the lines i have and plan to be working breeding up large amounts of (unselected) seed stocks, for breeding projects of mine and others in the future.
currently working with Mazar-I-Sharif
Turkish Landrace? : hand picked in turkey from the country side.
Ciskei Bushman - Sativa
Nepalese White Mountain
Original Afghan #1
Old Mother Sativa (australian old school)
and a fair few more on the way. many of these were purchased by me myself, as well as collected and donated by other people. please join them and add your stuff to the list
thanks for your time everyone! feel free to PM or msg back in this thread.
Edited by DarwinsBulldog, 03 August 2010 - 12:14 PM.