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Old 11-16-2005, 04:21 PM
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Hi,me again.
Many do not know(and I am not insinuating those who post here do not also)that orchid seeds are just that,seeds,but some of the smallest true seeds in the world.much to small to supply their own nutrients for germination and growth.So in the wild the orchid developed to germinate along with a type of fungus that produces vital nutrients for the orchid seeds as a by product.I once had seen an orchid seedling spring up in a drain trough in my high schools green house,In the lab the flask is sterilized...of course...then the agar is inoculated with seeds and I am not sure if it has nutrients present already or if the fungus is added also but that is why it is so hard to grow them from seed,for the common grower anyways,I am not even going to attempt it.
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