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Old 08-09-2013, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post

sterilization with hydrogen peroxide sometimes alone is not enough. another method is to pre soak those seeds in sugar solution (concentration ranges depends on the source you are reading from) over period of 12-24 hours plus a small drop of detergent. this is to activate those dormant spores and then making them more susceptible to hydrogen peroxide.

it is actually very interesting that a home made recipe could germinate a phal because they are considered more "fastidious" at times when it come to DIY media. as for those swelling of the seeds, keep us posted about the progress. because i had some ctsm seeds in home made media and all they do is grow into some yellow protocorn like structure and never turn green and after that stop growing at all.
Completely off topic, but what kind of flower is that avatar of yours? It looks stunning!
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