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Here's the Pod, Emmaye

Here are some pics I took of the pod. They don't really show how much it has split, but at least you can see pretty much what's going on. Because of the weather warming up like it is, the color is changing everyday.

My question is whether you want me to let it open and actually drop seeds into the coffee filter or wait a bit and just cut it off and send it to you. Sorry, I'm not up to speed on this stuff.
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Ok, ok, so I had a "senior moment..." Duh.
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LOL...happening to me more and more....
what did I go in the room for???? AGHHHH!!!!
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LOL...happening to me more and more....
what did I go in the room for???? AGHHHH!!!!
Been there, more times than I want to admit. Because of that, I'm learning to laugh at myself. Finally.
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LOL! I was having senior moments before I was even a senior. The way I remember what I went into the room for, is to go back to where I was when I decided to make the move. Surprisingly, it works almost 100% of the time! Sad but true.. we do what we have to.
Oh, and nice capsule, Paul.
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LOL, I hear you Tony!!
I'll go back and stand there trying to remember...think of something else, go for that, then remember the first thing...AGHHH!
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LOL! I was having senior moments before I was even a senior. The way I remember what I went into the room for, is to go back to where I was when I decided to make the move. Surprisingly, it works almost 100% of the time! Sad but true.. we do what we have to.
Oh, and nice capsule, Paul.
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She's about to blow alright !!
Ok my tuitorial pics are lost my media card wiped again so I'm going to take a noble type Den I have since the capsules are big and do a pic demo how to put the coffee filter on the plant/ capsule and then you can see with back lighting when the seed has flallen to the bottom then. After it has just snip the capsule at the top of its stem where it connects to the spike seal the area of the filter and ship in a puffy. Small cd or manila envelope to me pics here soon
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Old 06-13-2012, 06:18 PM
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She's about to blow alright !!
Ok my tuitorial pics are lost my media card wiped again so I'm going to take a noble type Den I have since the capsules are big and do a pic demo how to put the coffee filter on the plant/ capsule and then you can see with back lighting when the seed has flallen to the bottom then. After it has just snip the capsule at the top of its stem where it connects to the spike seal the area of the filter and ship in a puffy. Small cd or manila envelope to me pics here soon
Ok. I'll look for your pics and do your will. But, I have to ask... why wouldn't you want them still in the capsule?? Better protected that way, I would think.
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Ok that was quick and easy
Just remember if using a stapler not to stapel the pod or pinch it in the stapler I did that once and lost the capsul it leaked fluid got a black spot and died...make the filter as big as possible to avoid getting that close if needed I can do most with a filter cut in half if you actually use cone filter for your coffee maker half the work is done lol
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Ok. Seems pretty straight forward. Don't worry about me stapling the pod. Knowing that I have Gorilla fingers, I'll probably staple my fingers together.
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Ok now its about attaching the first staple to the filter but roomfor movement on the stem to turn it as you work. If you use a larger stapler make the filter bigger if needed to not injure the pod when working or use tape if needed. I like staples easier to work with and tape can come loose.
So now its all about after attaching is folding and stapling as you go to not have any gaps seed will fall through since most are like dust, I over lap the folds on each other at fold corners and staple.
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And the last steps folding and stapling
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Re the lastr to the finished capsule enclosed
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I've got a bunch of seed pods on my Epi. radicans if you are interested.
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I've got a bunch of seed pods on my Epi. radicans if you are interested.
would love them lynne
Do you have time to set up coffee filter catches on them to catch the seed ? Just monitor them when they start to change like paul's is put a coffee filter around them to catch the seed simple the demo I took picks of took like 3 to 4 mins to put on it.
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Emmaye, this has been fascinating. That was a wonderful tutorial. So glad you are getting the pod! Will you keep us posted? I want to know what you do next once the seeds arrive. Will you then send it off to be flasked???

Paul, that is wonderful you are sending this to Emmaye.
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Emmaye, this has been fascinating. That was a wonderful tutorial. So glad you are getting the pod! Will you keep us posted? I want to know what you do next once the seeds arrive. Will you then send it off to be flasked???

Paul, that is wonderful you are sending this to Emmaye.
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When the seed arrives from paul I will carefully open the packet to see the seeds condition and remove any debris with tweezers. Transfer it to a new filter. Lable it with any info paul gives me such as aprox pollination daye. If he know if not its ok will write on it the harvest date for sure. And then I will put it in the container with other seed I have that has a small jar in the bottom with a calcium chlorid water mix with holes in lid to (5) to make a relative humidity in the container its sitting in with paper towels around the sides of the small jar to keep it from tipping over. The outer containr contains seed packs I store until I have enough to match 33 jars one packet of media makes to start the project. And this will be very soon here as I have everything I need now to go for it just need to dedicate 2 days to start it up making media one day and flasking the next. Joyce so graciously gave me a heat matt as well to use in the tank containg the flask while waiting for germination to keep a steady climate heat for them.
So what I have from members currently are not sent out to flask I will be doing it my self
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Do you have time to set up coffee filter catches on them to catch the seed ? Just monitor them when they start to change like paul's is put a coffee filter around them to catch the seed simple the demo I took picks of took like 3 to 4 mins to put on it.
why don't you just use the seeds from a pod that hasn't split yet? apparently that way you don't have to sterilise each seed

and i wish you were in oz. because then i wouldnt have to waste the epi. radicans seeds, everyone has them over here
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why don't you just use the seeds from a pod that hasn't split yet? apparently that way you don't have to sterilise each seed

and i wish you were in oz. because then i wouldnt have to waste the epi. radicans seeds, everyone has them over here
Couple reasons michael...
Ok the seed have moisture in them and shipping them damp takes 3 to 4 days from florida to california. They may contaminate in trasport fungal mould....
And if they did get here green cap is what that's called by the way.. But if they got here ok I'm not set up to do it as soon as the envelope hit my mail box and flask right then.... So dry seed is the best way to keep contamination down when shipping such distance. It may work if the seed capsule was right here local and I was set up bring it in and flask it. See my delema lol. So dry seed is best.
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I love being around such experienced and smart people!!!!! This is such a fabulous forum and I thank you so much Emmaye for your patience and explaining this so beautifully!
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Emmaye, this has been fascinating. That was a wonderful tutorial. So glad you are getting the pod! Will you keep us posted? I want to know what you do next once the seeds arrive. Will you then send it off to be flasked???

Paul, that is wonderful you are sending this to Emmaye.
You're right, Susan. It IS fascinating. I've watched the videos on flasking, and tho he makes it sound and look so simple, there's a lot to know beforehand. Huge learning curve.
Emmaye seems to have a pretty good grasp, so everything she's saying, I'm trying to absorb. It's gonna be fun, watching how this progresses. Hopefully, my "honey-do" list will shorten one of these days, so I can get into this.

Seems to me, the very best way to learn and understand orchids- from the bottom up.
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Ok, Emmaye! Managed to do this without drawing any blood...

The Baby is in the blanket!

I've come to the conclusion, that micro surgery and tying little bows on Christmas presents is not for me. My fingers are too big. I think I may have "over engineered" the stapling, but hey, I didn't want anything slipping out the back door.

I noted, that the splitting is now about halfway up the pod, when yesterday, it was half that length, so it's getting ready to pop in the next few days, maybe less, I think.
I'm thinking this is Thursday, so if it is sent Saturday, it may sit in some room somewhere in the bowels of the PO over the weekend. I may be a bit too cautious here, but I'll go on your suggestion. I'm in Whittier, California (Southern Cal) Emmaye, not in Florida like you may have thought, but I think priority mail is still about 2-3 days to your area.

I also have another question- Now that it is in the filter catch, obviously I can't see the capsule anymore. Not sure to know when it pops. Let me know what you think.
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Wonderful tutorial Emmaye. Very articulate. If no one gets that then I don't know what. Paul: You follow directions well. Great job in bagging her up. It's got to be successful with the two of you doing it. Congratulations. I can't wait to see the little seedlings in about a year or so.
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Wonderful tutorial Emmaye. Very articulate. If no one gets that then I don't know what. Paul: You follow directions well. Great job in bagging her up. It's got to be successful with the two of you doing it. Congratulations. I can't wait to see the little seedlings in about a year or so.
Thanks! Yeah, this is going to be fun! I hope it's as inspiring to others as it is to me. "Hands on" experience definitely solidifies the learning experience.
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I feel like a little kid, yes it sounds corny. But this is my first experience with actually seeing what you do and how you do it.

Good job Paul!!! Doing the "happy dance", it seems that your timing was spot on for posting the thread and then getting the filter on just the right time. I am sending good, positive thoughts that there will be NO contamination!!!! We want babies!!!!!
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"I am sending good, positive thoughts that there will be NO contamination!!!! We want babies!!!!!"

How about a couple of dogs and a cat, who thinks he's a dog??
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Hey kooks good Paul !!
No need to send it priority mail, send first class like normal mail in puffy envelope is fine. It will get here the same amount of time from so cal so wait money on the rush that won't happen I only priority live things (gotta watch what I say now lol )
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Great! So now, it's a matter of waiting for the shoe I mean, seed to drop.
Supposed to be in the 90s here this weekend, so maybe that will help things along.
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