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breeding masdevallias

This is a discussion on breeding masdevallias within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; so i wanna try my hand at breeding. i want to cross a veitchiana with ...

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    Default breeding masdevallias

    so i wanna try my hand at breeding. i want to cross a veitchiana with a nidifica (i like the extremes ). does anyone around here have any experience with Masdies? Any tips? How long should it take?

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    no experience but a genera id like to try.temps to warm here though.Welcome , im sure someone will have some info as people are smart around here!!

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    I would expect it to take about 140 days
    Heres a link that might help

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    if you haven't tried pollenating yet...use a small tooth-pick or a sewing needle to collect the pollinia...put a small wad of spit...that's right..spit, it will help the pollenia to stick to your pollenation tool...

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