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The happy couple. What will they look like?

This is a discussion on The happy couple. What will they look like? within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I pollinated the happy couple this morning. Both have Richard Mueller as their pollen parent. ...

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    I pollinated the happy couple this morning. Both have Richard Mueller as their pollen parent.
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    How many years till I see what I've done?

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    I have no idea what they'll look like. My money is on neon green with dark yellow spots. ;-D

    Share pictures of the process if you took any, I'm sure all of us non-successful pollinators would like to see!

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    Not sure how long this will take. I have a mini-catt growing out now that I pollinated in May of 2007, sent to be flasked in May of 2008, got it back in May of 2009. My guess is that I should see the first flowers by May of 2011, perhaps a bit sooner.

    My guess would be that you'll get a bit of a mix of nodosa-like flowers, with colors ranging from yellow to white and mostly spotted, but that you also might get a few oddball throwbacks. This guess comes from a complete amateur!!

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    Jeff
    I don´t know how they will look like, but i´m sure that they will have spotts! lol
    Maybe a lighter yellow with spotts?
    almost a year to have a dry seed, plus one year in vitro and 3 or 4 years to bloom...2015 is my guess...
    Good luck!

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    I think you can safely count on spots. But as far as base color? Hard to tell on my monitor but is the one on the right white or lavender?

    If lavender then it is highly likely that the offspring will be also (from what I have heard, lavender is dominant over other colors with catts).

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I think you can safely count on spots. But as far as base color? Hard to tell on my monitor but is the one on the right white or lavender?

    If lavender then it is highly likely that the offspring will be also (from what I have heard, lavender is dominant over other colors with catts).
    It starts a more a dark pink and fades to white. Diacrium bicornutum and Laelia albida can be very pink and they make Dialaelia Snowflake which is the pod parent. The Richard Mueller causes the fading so I was told.

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    This is one very cute couple!!! I wish them many many years of happiness...oops........... well... I wish for adopting one of their babies...

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    Cute couple (heh..) I hope you get something awesome!!

    Cheers,
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    Oh, this is intriguing! I can see the Richard Mueller effect on the yellow/orange one. (I, too, was told this paling effect is a characteristic of many RM crosses. Perhaps the same source?) Anyhow, I hope you'll see the results of your efforts (i.e. blooming progeny) in 4 to 5 years. And I will be right behind Margarita waiting to adopt one!

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    which was the pod parent? And what are the names of the parents????

    The reason I ask is that yellows, when used as pod parents, tend to throw yellows. The xanthins that produce yellow pigment are carried on mitochondrial plastids found in the somatic part of the cell, not in the nuclei. So females (pod parents) will contribute these plastids while males (pollen parents) will not. Diacrium (Caularthron) will produce lavenders and pinks that can fade to white, and this can overcome yellows, mostly due to the nature of the pigment control genes in Caularthron.

    The nodosa in the background is tremendously influential, producing spotting, the star-shaped form, and it will overwhelm reds and produce mostly yellws, regardless of the other parent.

    I suspect that the offspring will be very similar to the parents, with the same star-shaped flowers presented as clusters on long inflorescences. They will be easy growers, and should be quite uniform.

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