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Old 01-11-2009, 09:30 PM
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Unhappy After a couple of weeks I'm getting nervous

did I correctly sow any of my seed? See the picture below most of the flasks look like this.

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I am sure others with more experience will be along shortly, but from what I have read some orchid seed takes months to germinate, so as long as you do not see contamination I would just try and be patient.
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Old 01-12-2009, 01:48 PM
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It's hard to tell...doodlekitty just had some success, try contacting her.

http://www.orchidgeeks.com/forum/orc...-now-what.html

Here's a link to her thread on it.
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:12 PM
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When it comes to flasking, I'm reading all the posts and being educated.
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Sorry, I have no idea. I'm curious to see how yours come out. Good luck.
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Mallardman,

I've seen this before. What kind of seed was it genera, species, or hybrid, how long was the seed in capsule form? Did you do green pod or did it split? Finally if it split how did you sterilize your seed? Is it possible to get a better photo of your flask? It looks to me like either your seed could possibly be infertile (meaning lacking embryos) or damaged. By damaged I mean at times when an individual sterilizes their seed they damage the outer cell walls of the seed itself causing low germination or a long time period in development.

Based on your answers I'll be able to tell you if it is worth keeping the seed in flask or retry your attempt. Their are many factors that influence poor seed development starting at the parentage and working its way all the way through until they are removed from flask.

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did i see fungus growing on top of the media? I thought i see white fluffy stuff. I hope that is not what i see.
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did i see fungus growing on top of the media? I thought i see white fluffy stuff. I hope that is not what i see.
Those are the seeds sorry for my horrid camera.
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Mallardman,

I've seen this before. What kind of seed was it genera, species, or hybrid, how long was the seed in capsule form? Did you do green pod or did it split? Finally if it split how did you sterilize your seed? Is it possible to get a better photo of your flask? It looks to me like either your seed could possibly be infertile (meaning lacking embryos) or damaged. By damaged I mean at times when an individual sterilizes their seed they damage the outer cell walls of the seed itself causing low germination or a long time period in development.

Based on your answers I'll be able to tell you if it is worth keeping the seed in flask or retry your attempt. Their are many factors that influence poor seed development starting at the parentage and working its way all the way through until they are removed from flask.

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The seed was in green pod no opening as far as I could tell, the species was Phalanopsis, I sterilized the outside green pod (not the inner seed)and scalpel used with a Chlorox 30% percent solution, unfortunately I cannot provide you with a better picture because my camera's image quality for lack of a better word sucks. The light I am using is a full spectrum one if it makes a difference. However if this attempt does fail what do you recommend I do?
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Maybe doodlekitty can help as she is doing this now as well. This is way over my head so I'm no help.
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Hi, how are the seeds coming along?
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The seed was in green pod no opening as far as I could tell, the species was Phalanopsis, I sterilized the outside green pod (not the inner seed)and scalpel used with a Chlorox 30% percent solution, unfortunately I cannot provide you with a better picture because my camera's image quality for lack of a better word sucks. The light I am using is a full spectrum one if it makes a difference. However if this attempt does fail what do you recommend I do?
A 30% bleach solution sounds like overkill imo. But anyway, wouldn't one want to sterilize the seeds not the capsule?
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