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Old 06-01-2012, 09:01 PM
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5months old flask, are these protocorns?

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it has been slightly over 5months since i flasked this, for the past 3weeks, i had notice these cauliflower like growth, but they never turn green, growing very slowly, just about 3mm. but i can see some new 'cauliflower island' emerging as well.
are these protocorn bodies? but thye never turn green for the past three weeks? or will they turn later? or are they just decaying seeds that just swell up with the prolong soaking?
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Hi look different, how big would would each lump be.
Does not look like fungal problems at the moment.
what is the cross!
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Hi look different, how big would would each lump be.
Does not look like fungal problems at the moment.
what is the cross!
about 1-3mm. some are slightly bigger but i suspect those are in clumps.
it is ctsm integerrimum x ctsm chong keng yong. my first ctsm hybrid
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about 1-3mm. some are slightly bigger but i suspect those are in clumps.
it is ctsm integerrimum x ctsm chong keng yong. my first ctsm hybrid
Keep your fingers crossed, at least something is growing.
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How exciting Ian!
I am voting for protocorns
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Ian, was it dry seed or a green seed pod that you flasked??????

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I am voting for protocorns
thanks, that would be great if that were to be the case, just that they are not green and it had been about three weeks and growing VERY slowly. i thought those should be actively dividing cells. maybe it is my media's problem (should have try with commercial media ...haha)

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haha...............that is what i had in mind too, as consolation. haha

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Ian, was it dry seed or a green seed pod that you flasked????? Bill
Bill, those were obtained from greed seed capsule
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One thing it could be, when you scrapped out the seed from the green pod you may have accidently taken some inner wall lining from the capsule.

I know nothing about Catasetum and how long it takes them to germinate but I am thinking that if they are germinating, you may have the flask in a too dark position and need to increase of light.

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One thing it could be, when you scrapped out the seed from the green pod you may have accidently taken some inner wall lining from the capsule.

I know nothing about Catasetum and how long it takes them to germinate but I am thinking that if they are germinating, you may have the flask in a too dark position and need to increase of light.

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i did accidentally scraped the lining of the capsule/or included some of its pulp but those cauliflower that i mentioned is excluding those, i can see new island popping up. (dunno, still a long shot to be protocorns)
i place them just beside the window, they received about 2 hours direct morning sunlight.
catasetums germination can take anything from 1 to 9 months, this is what i read, but local growers told me they usually germinated in within two months.
as i said, might be my home made media is not that "inviting" to them
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I agree with Ron, Joyce and Bill here
Good luck Ian !! This is fabulous !!
is this a recipe with bananna by chance ?? Or one of the others was it coconut or potato they use?
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I agree with Ron, Joyce and Bill here
Good luck Ian !! This is fabulous !!
is this a recipe with bananna by chance ?? Or one of the others was it coconut or potato they use?
thanks, willkeep update if they continue to grow.
this is my generation one home made media, all three is inside (copied from one of the internet).
but later i was told for germination, phase out the banana as they would inhibit protocorn formation. coconut water on the other hand enhance protocorn formation.
only used banana for the replatting medium and exclude the coconut water as now we want more root to grow and not protocorn bodies.
and one last piece of advice he gave me was, add in charcoal. did not asked why that time, he is a busy man. i just do as told and thus second generation DIY media was made. i flasked my bulbo in it. it's a month
old by yesterday.
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Ian, it still looks good without any contamination and your still within the germination time frame that you found out so hang in there.

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