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My paphiopedilum noid has made a seed pod and I am not sure if I should cut it off or keep it? any advice would be appreciated. I will post pictures later.
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You will not be able to produce plants from a seed pod without a laboratory setting.

NoIDs are not worth the cost of private labs so I would cut it. What would you do with that many NoID. Also Paphs take 5-8 years to develop from seed.
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Ok, But its kind of hard to cut it of becaus I have allways tried to get a seed pod and now I have one, but as you said its just a noid. isn't It better for the plant to cut it off?
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Hi Ben - FYI
I had a paph (which was NOT a noid) that made a seed pod as well in my office window. As it was starting to crack open I removed it and put it into an envelope where it burst open and spread hundreds of thousands of dust-like seeds everywhere. Someone online requested the seeds for experimenting with growing and I sent them via USPS. Never heard if they did well or not, but the plant itself did not suffer one tiny bit for having the seed pod on it.

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Hi Ben,
Sounds like since you've wanted a seed pod you should try and get a flasking kit and try this or send it off and get some done. I think it would be fun and a learning experience to try yourself if you have the time. Research books before it bursts. There's a member on here can't remember his name but has a thread in the forum where he had great success on his first try and got a seed pod from another member as well and had great success with hers as well.
Its something I want to try sometime ; )
Keep us informed of what you plan to do, if it was me again I'd go for it.
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Hi Ben,
Sounds like since you've wanted a seed pod you should try and get a flasking kit and try this or send it off and get some done. I think it would be fun and a learning experience to try yourself if you have the time. Research books before it bursts. There's a member on here can't remember his name but has a thread in the forum where he had great success on his first try and got a seed pod from another member as well and had great success with hers as well.
Its something I want to try sometime ; )
Keep us informed of what you plan to do, if it was me again I'd go for it.
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Were you refering to my thread "step by step"?

http://www.orchidgeeks.com/forum/orc...p-by-step.html

Heres the link. I used a Cattleya for my breeding but other then maturation times, the experience will be about the same.
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Were you refering to my thread "step by step"?

http://www.orchidgeeks.com/forum/orc...p-by-step.html

Heres the link. I used a Cattleya for my breeding but other then maturation times, the experience will be about the same.

Yep yours and another thread also by doodlekitty called finally flasked .... Now what?????, I can't do the link like you did with my phone. For ben but its also under flasking and germination in the forum.
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I tend to agree with Jerry. There's no harm letting it go to seed but you need to ask yourself whether you really want to do anything with the seed. For the cost of taking a plant through plating and replating you can buy a couple of flasks of quality bred seedlings. If you choose the parentage wisely, you may find the odd plant in those flasks that is actually worth the cost and effort to breed with.
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thanks everybody I realy appreciate all the help I get from the people here at orchid geeks. how much dose a flasking kit cost If its not realy expensive I think I'l try it, if it is realy expensive I dont think i'l try it.
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Oh wait what if its self polinated?
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The cost of the flask itself isn't that much. OSP sell media for $6/litre and you can use food jars for the flasks themselves. The cost comes in the initial set up and it's usually not worth the cost unless you're planning on flasking on a semi-regular basis. Even when you look at the really low tech set ups (the more low tech the greater the chance of contamination), I don't think an outlay of a couple of hundred dollas is unreasonable to spend before sowing your first flask, depending on what you already have at home to make use of. It's usually cheaper and less effort to get someone else to do it. Troy Meyer's offers a fairly cheap service in the US at $24 to sow the initial mother flask plus a minimum of 3 replates at $32.50 each.
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