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C. Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin' x self

This is a discussion on C. Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin' x self within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Originally Posted by margo NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Don't do that!!! Guys, someone PLEASE take the pod and ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by margo View Post
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, Don't do that!!!
    Guys, someone PLEASE take the pod and take care of it!!! I wish I had luck with my flasks so at least have some confidence, but there is nothing in my first flasks yet, so I can't do it...
    PLEASE, GUYS!!!
    Hahaha. Ok, I will make an attempt to flask the seeds.
    I just have to hope for the best this weekend.

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    Much better!!!
    We will all keep our fingers crossed "for the best this weekend..." !?!

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    Alright. I have prepared the mother flasks.
    I used 10 small canning jars and I will let them sit in room temperature in the shade for a few days. This is to make sure that no mold got into the jars during preparation.
    If there is any mold (or any other bad stuff) that made it into the jars then it would be visible within several days.

    I also cut off the seed pod and wrapped it in a paper towel and sealed it in another canning jar until the mother flasks are verified and ready for use.


    Here's to hoping that we dont see any fuzzies inside the jars

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    Thank you for doing it!!! I will keep my fingers crossed for many many babies!!! Can you please take some pictures of what and how you do it and show us... I would love to see the entire process!

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    Update.
    After a couple of weeks there was no mold in the canning jars. So either I did it right and there was no contamination, OR I made the sowing medium so toxic that even mold cannot survive.

    I sowed the seeds following as much of the instructions I could gather and the jars are now sitting at room temperature with a single CFL bulb about 3 feet away. The light bulb is set on a timer for 8 hours per day.

    Here is the "incubator" setup right now. You can see a portion of the CFL dome to the left.
    It is an empty shelf of a cabinet in my office.


    It will be several weeks (or months) before I see any protocorm development if it was a success. However, I am keeping an eye on the flasks for the first month since that is most likely when any signs of contamination would occur.

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    John, I am keeping my fingers crossed!!! Good luck!

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    Update:
    The flasks are still sitting there with no apparent growths. Molds or otherwise.

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    Thats very long isn't it?? Shouldn't they be germinating by now?

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    amazing thread, loved to read this process. How is it going? A bit late, maybe, but still wishing you lots of lucky on this.

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    Wow this must be the most avidly followed pregnancy and birth[?].Just can't wait to see those first protocorms!

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