Okey dokey, boys and girls...it's time to birth!
Tomorrow morning, Aaron the Minister of Silly Flasking and I are heading up to Dartmouth to flask my babies. I've arranged lab time with one of the cell bio professors, where we'll have access to a sterile hood. That's an enclosed space with a sterile air flow that practically eliminates the chances of contamination when flasking, or conducting other sensitive lab work.
We'll convene at 10am in the greenhouse with Lisa Palmer, who's assisting us. We'll buy whatever supplies we need from the Med school stock room before we grab an early lunch. Then, when Roger's done teaching at noon, we'll get briefed on hood use and sterile technique (it's been 20+ years since I've used one) before we set to work. Aaron is the silly flasker. I'm the stenographer/photographer/videographer. I'm also the liason with the Bio Dept, should we blow anything up!
So here are the prego mothers, who's seed pods will be cut off tomorrow morning, just before I hop into the car for the drive up. The measurements of the 'footballs' are 2 1/2" for the smaller pod below gaskelliana, and 3" for the larger one Mildred Rives above. That doesn't include stem or spike.
Results of our expedition will be posted on Wed!