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Old 05-12-2012, 03:06 PM
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My first pod!!!

Pod? That is the right word, right? LOL Well just for the fun of it I tried to cross pollinate my orchid and one took!! Both are phal noids. I took the pollen from the purple lip one and pollinated the one with the yellow lip. Then took the pollen from the yellow lip one and pollinated the purple lip one... so they shared germs!!! LOL But the one with the yellow lip is the one that has the pod starting. So what do you call the one that was the "dad" and the one that is the "mom"? LOL Phals take 9ish months right? And does anyone know of a good place to send the pod off to? I know some people would think sending a noid pod off to a lab is a waste of timeand money... but I don't really have a lot of named orchids.


Pollinated on 5/5/12 I think LOL I forgot to write it down what day I did it, but I think it was on the 5th


The "mom"


The "dad"
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Ok I can help here
The one the pollen came from is the pollen parent and the one you pollinated. Is the pod parent or the one that will grow the capsule/ the seed pod develops is called a capsule... I see you reversed the cross also so again same rule applies its just reversed from the other.
This is a pretty cross of hybirds. I haven't had much luck with selfing clones or crossing clones but a pice of species pollen did the trick for one of my clones. All a learning curve experience for me as I go anyways lol
As for flasking you want a lab to do it you can try Troy for a price. He can do a hybrid cross for you he deals in species. But like I said for a price he will usually do it for someone.
You can email him and ask what it would cost.
He's had some trouble with his web site but I think you can still email him from it he's emailed me yesterday I hope he got my reply lol
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Tcmeyers@troymeyers.com. Click on flasking home page go to bottom hit contact us or email troy which ever it is. He has info pages also but like I said he's got problems this week with his web site and is working on it.
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Musika, I think that is very cool stuff, congratulations!!!!! Let us know if Troy is able to help you.
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Congratulations

Have to try it myslef

How long does it take for a pod to grow?
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Pod? That is the right word, right? LOL Well just for the fun of it I tried to cross pollinate my orchid and one took!! Both are phal noids. I took the pollen from the purple lip one and pollinated the one with the yellow lip. Then took the pollen from the yellow lip one and pollinated the purple lip one... so they shared germs!!! LOL But the one with the yellow lip is the one that has the pod starting. So what do you call the one that was the "dad" and the one that is the "mom"? LOL Phals take 9ish months right? And does anyone know of a good place to send the pod off to? I know some people would think sending a noid pod off to a lab is a waste of timeand money... but I don't really have a lot of named orchids.


Pollinated on 5/5/12 I think LOL I forgot to write it down what day I did it, but I think it was on the 5th
FANTASTIC!!! Keep us in the loop!



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Have to try it myslef

How long does it take for a pod to grow?
GOOD QUESTION! I'm all ears for the ANSWER!

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Here's a link to a chart with capsule maturation times for just about everything:

Harvesting Orchid Seeds For Embryo Culture

According to this, it should be about 110 days
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2010 I had a pod develop on a noid cymbidium, I didn't know how long they took to ripen and I thought when that goes brown I will pick it and do something with it, the same with my kingianums that had seed pods all over them. I was watching all of them very closely and one day I went to check on orchids and all the kingianum pods had opened and all the seed was blown away... the cymbidium was nowhere near opening and I was still watching it, however, I went out one day and the same thing had happened and not a seed in sight. I know if it happens again I will bring it inside and will watch it like a hawk.
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2010 I had a pod develop on a noid cymbidium, I didn't know how long they took to ripen and I thought when that goes brown I will pick it and do something with it, the same with my kingianums that had seed pods all over them. I was watching all of them very closely and one day I went to check on orchids and all the kingianum pods had opened and all the seed was blown away... the cymbidium was nowhere near opening and I was still watching it, however, I went out one day and the same thing had happened and not a seed in sight. I know if it happens again I will bring it inside and will watch it like a hawk.
Speaking about "bad suprises"!.... Have you thought perhaps to place a little sack around the pod to collect the seed?

110 days just to harvest the seed! Nothing short of patience for those who has it!

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Congrats!! Keep us posted how exciting.. I can't wait to get at that point!! Good luck
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Emmaye taught me to staple a coffee filter around the pod...to catch all the seed
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Thank you rlilia and Joyce, if it ever happens again I will put something around it, it must have been a good year in 2010 I didn't have many flower but to have the cymbidium pod and all the pods on the kingianums, conditions must have been just right. I had never seen a cumbidium pod before and probably wont again, however I could be lucky.
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Thank you rlilia and Joyce, if it ever happens again I will put something around it, it must have been a good year in 2010 I didn't have many flower but to have the cymbidium pod and all the pods on the kingianums, conditions must have been just right. I had never seen a cumbidium pod before and probably wont again, however I could be lucky.

Go to this thread a few lines down In Orchid Flasking and Seed Germination:

Here's the Pod, Emmaye

Emmaye shows exactly how to make your little coffee filter catcher. If I could do it, so can you.
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