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My First Flask

Well,

I have caught the bug... for my birthday i have purchased my irst flask.

Wish me luck!

I will post pics when i recieve it and start documenting the process.

Any info or input would be much appreciated. I have found a few threads here which look really helpful. But if there is a method that an Aussie swears by, i'm happy to listen as i'm in Brisbane.

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Well,

I have caught the bug... for my birthday i have purchased my irst flask.

Wish me luck!

I will post pics when i recieve it and start documenting the process.

Any info or input would be much appreciated. I have found a few threads here which look really helpful. But if there is a method that an Aussie swears by, i'm happy to listen as i'm in Brisbane.

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The flask is a Mini catt cross -- Pot. Wild Honey 'Simone' x Pot. Dal's Emperor 'Allan' remake
I've done a few deflasks but still don't consider myself an expert in the process. One thing that really seemed to help last time was giving the deflasked seedlings a misting of ENVY. Stops them drying out and it also seems to help prevent damping off. Other than that it's trial and error in my opinion. If you have a greenhouse I think it's an added advantage because you can keep them in a controlled environment while they harden off.
If you are going to deflask at this time of year, you'll need to keep them out of the heat until they get established.
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Good luck !!!
Can't wait to see pics !!
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Oh flasks are soooo exciting Can't wait to see em
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:38 PM
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Nice! Someday I'd love to try these myself too! Look forward to seeing yours - good luck
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Old 11-14-2011, 04:31 PM
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I'll be very interested in everyone's advice on this too - I was feeling adventurous this weekend and bought a "clearance" flask from Hausermann's for $12.99. Fingers are crossed...
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Hi, I have posted quiet a few de-flasking projects on this site.
Quiet a simple and very easy process if a few rules are followed.
100% success is what you should be aiming at and the 1st flask is were you start to learn, so make it correct and fun and enjoyable process.
Mini Catts with some TLC shold start to flower in about 18 months to 2 years so not a long wait until they flower!
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Hi, I have posted quiet a few de-flasking projects on this site.
Quiet a simple and very easy process if a few rules are followed.
100% success is what you should be aiming at and the 1st flask is were you start to learn, so make it correct and fun and enjoyable process.
Mini Catts with some TLC shold start to flower in about 18 months to 2 years so not a long wait until they flower!
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For a moment there I thought you were suggesting that people should be able to achieve 100% survival on their first go

I think it would be good to note that with every deflask you will generally lose a number of plants for various reasons. Don't feel bad if you do lose some, especially your first time. It's a learning experience.
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ok.... so....I received my flask!!!!!!

But i'm curious.. It looks like the plants have been removed from the original flask and placed into this container.

What do you think?

I do think that i need to pot them up within the next couple of days!!! pretty excited!

I'll take some pics of the process I follow.
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They look in decent enough condition not to warrant potting up immediately however there's not a lot of medium in there so I wouldn't wait months to do it.
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Hi they look like they are still in the original flask, rather nice size and as noted not much agar left to keep them fed.
best to take out asap.
Best of luck as the excitment build as they grow and get ready to flower!
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Hello all! I deflasked last night. Will post some pictures when I get home.
I didnt realise how little these guys get. How small is too small? Do they require different care?
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here we go...
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Old 11-21-2011, 03:00 AM
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and... here we are....

What do you think?
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Hi Rather a nice mixed size lot.
If I may add a little bit, I would have sprinked a little amount of spag over the big ones roots, just a little to help them on their way.
Otherwise,done well!
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Looks great squire!
Thanks for posting, I will be doing my first flask this week, provided it arrives safely...geez...already worrying about the mailman getting it here....let alone doing it...AGHHHH!!!!
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sooooo, i have these guys in a seedling humidity box.... how long do i leave them in there?
i leave the lid off here and there. i heard it was good for them.
do i just take the larger guys out and leave the smaller ones in the box?
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COOL! I really want to try a flask come spring!
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sooooo, i have these guys in a seedling humidity box.... how long do i leave them in there?
i leave the lid off here and there. i heard it was good for them.
do i just take the larger guys out and leave the smaller ones in the box?

i have these guys in a seedling humidity box.... how long do i leave them in there?

I usually leave them a few days and open the top up a bit more to allow the humidity to drop slowely and harden them off.
Usually done over a week or so.
do i just take the larger guys out and leave the smaller ones in the box
Perhaps the idea of leaving the smaller ones in a bit longer would not be a bad idea.
As you do not show were you are in Australia, bit difficult to say what to and were to put them.
If grown inside in a warm spot they should start to show some new growth after about 3 weeks.
After that you could perhaps start to feed the with a week seaweed type fertiliser for a few months before going onto anything stronger.
I always tread my babys with TLC
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Hey, Ron. Thanks heaps. I'm in brisbane. Ill fix that up.
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