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Old 10-22-2013, 02:33 PM
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First Replating on my dendrobium cross

I sowed these seeds on the 16/4/2013.. This is my experiment to see the outcome of this cross, to see which is more dominant.
My other seeds are quite slow at germinating, so I gave this one a go because I knew it would germinate quick... I've been flasking for about 3 years and have been teaching myself as I go along...I've had lots of mold growing instead of orchids, and only at the beginning of this year they've seemed to take. I went from sowing in a glove box to sowing on a table and I've found a higher success rate for me to sow on the table in a spare bedroom. Even replating in normal household air has been a success with only having like one flask with contamination. From a 7.5 cm flask I replated the seedlings into 5x 15cm flasks, and gave them a lot of space to grow and to make next replating much easier without having to try untangle roots. Please feel free to comment and ask questions.




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Looks great, and I wish you success! I have only recently started growing from seed, so for me it is still a bit of an experiment.

Keep us informed as to how things turn out.
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I had a look at the replated flasks and two had 1 little spot of contamination which I dealt with, with a syringe, needle and some disinfectant and they disappeared... So far, its going well
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I had a look at the replated flasks and two had 1 little spot of contamination which I dealt with, with a syringe, needle and some disinfectant and they disappeared... So far, its going well
Dane - what did you use for a disinfectant?

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To disinfect my syringes I used normal thick household bleach, and I sprayed some cleaning spirits just on the contaminated section. One could also use alcohol of a high percentage and then dilute it
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I should post a picture of my other flasks starting to germinate... Must have close to 20 now
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Just an update, 1 flask out of 5 made it... I took the survivors from the contaminated flasks and put them in a flask together I'm happy with my results. I've got 1 cattleya seedling in a flask starting to grow leaves
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how do you sterilize to start with???pressure or chemical???good on ya mate..great success..i am having luck with phalanopsis myself
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how do you sterilize to start with???pressure or chemical???good on ya mate..great success..i am having luck with phalanopsis myself
Chemical mainly
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