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Interesting little hybrid seedling

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So i grew around 100 ss02 x bridgesii seedlings out and ended up with around 40 left after some foolish descisions. I have ended up with this little cutie looking quite a bit different to the rest. It has formed a little globe on the top with spines coming out any which way whereas the rest have continued to grow in a columnar fashion from the get go. I will attach pics of a regular one and the freak for you to chec out. By the way the dome is swelling i am hoping it might actually crest or something as it isn't growing up but rather out :) or else maybe it got damaged on the tip or something? hoping one of the members on here might be able to help me figure it out.

Originally i thought it was just a slower developer but as it now doesn't seem to want to grow up like the rest i am hoping for a mutant. It may be wishful thinking but meh.

here is the regular ss02 x Bridgesii seedling showing typical growth traits of all the rest

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These are the one that has shown odd growth pretty much from the start.

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the slower gorwers tend to be mutants the freaks usually are found when transplanting the fat phast growers and finding this funkmaster in between the normal ones.

dont know tho with your pics some of mine have changed going from monstrose terminating then growing normal gorwth...

im sure youll get some choice plants from the X tho

good luck!

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a few of them kinda look like they might have had the tips eaten off and then pupped from the tip or something

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a few of them kinda look like they might have had the tips eaten off and then pupped from the tip or something

it is possible. The bottom three are of the same plant. It may also have been an acid burn or something as i think my kids gave them a spray one time with the nutrient bottle. I will let it go and see what happens as time goes on. It stayed dormant with just the two 'hairs' poking out the top initially, then after a week or two these lifted up to reveal the bulge underneath, i would have expected that if it was a pup it would have grown out the side of these hairs rather than right under them though. So exciting i will just have to wait and see i guess. Needless to say i hope i am hoping for something strange.

And three in particular have taken my interest as they are approximately 4 times the size of the rest, and also far more well established root systems. A bit off topic but wondering if using a more vigorous stock for grafting would make for more vigorous growth of the scion ? i.e. i wonder if a psycho0, or extremely vigorous hybrid could offer faster growth of a scion than a regular pach? Theoretically it should work but yeh... I think i can see an experiment coming on!

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