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New Pods

This is a discussion on New Pods within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; After enjoying the bloom, I pollinate and got 4 new pods. Ready for new sowings. ...

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    Smile New Pods

    After enjoying the bloom, I pollinate and got 4 new pods. Ready for new sowings. Cheeeerrrrrsss
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    Congratulations! What did you cross this phal with?

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    It's a self-cross. I have few plants so don't have a chance to cross between different species. Poor guy, hihihi

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    Beautiful blooms! Wow four pods! umm I read in a book that four pods is quite a strain on the plant.

    A day ago I did some pollenating too on two plants. I'm looking for harlequins and spotted phals. I'm excited but I don't know if the plant will accept my pollen yet. Later I read to use saliva on the pollen becuase the enzymes will help break down proteins that says who's pollen it is (I forgot what its called scientifically, I knew in high school!) and helps the plant to accept the pollen better, especially if it is a selfing. Some plants reject their own pollen or other plants pollen because those ID protiens help the plant distinguish if the pollen is unsuitable, but depends on the plant. I guess they get to choose who makes their babies in way. I didnt do the saliva thing (if only I read that pollenating paragraph earlier) so I don't know if I'll be successful but I'll try again.
    I have Yu Pin Pearl x self and Yu Pin Pearl x Ho's Lovely Stripes. I split the Yu Pin Pearl two pollen in half

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    Some people use contact len solution for selfing and helping plants to accept pollen better . The solution breaks down proteins which cover and protect the pollen.
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    Four pods is a lot on a single plant. Two pods can over-strain a plant and kill it. Keep an eye on momma - you don't want to lose her. A single pod has plenty of seed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Four pods is a lot on a single plant. Two pods can over-strain a plant and kill it. Keep an eye on momma - you don't want to lose her. A single pod has plenty of seed!

    McJulie
    Yes Mem, It's may be too much for a single plant. No, it do not kill momma. This plant gave me 2 pods last year and it blooms this year. If there is something wrong momma will kill the pod first. Yes, the single pod has plenty of seeds however I really need seeds for exchanging with my friends for new species. Hope it's not hurt to try. Thanks for warning.

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    Wow!... Four pods!... It means millions of new plants!... who knows?... Maybe you introduce a new hybrid!...

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