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For the love of God!!!

This is a discussion on For the love of God!!! within the Breeding & Hybridization forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I cant get any of my attempts on my bulbos to take. WTF! I have ...

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    Default For the love of God!!!

    I cant get any of my attempts on my bulbos to take. WTF! I have one bloom left that just opened on my Bulbo carunculatum. I would really llike to get a pod off this one.

    I am able to make the pollen stick to what I believe is the stigmatic surface, what am I doing wrong? am I just being a jack ass?

    Any and all tips will be greatly appreciated

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    Sometimes, you have to crush the pollenia with a toothpick and smear the stuff onto the stigma that way. Might give it a try.

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    i have found that you have to be very gentle with it. just do it how you think it would be done naturally.

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    Thanks for the tips.

    I will try to crush the pollina witht he last flower. Hopefully that will do the trick.

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    Well I believe I did it! (knock wood) I used the crushing of the pollina trick, thanks Louis!

    Now anyone know how long for a carunculatum pod to mature?

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    Let us know when it starts swelling! Hope it really worked this time.

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    I just noticed this thread. I am evidently a periodically inattentive moderator.

    Did this take for you? Are you crossing it, or selfing?

    I thought I'd mention that I've tried maybe 8 or 9 Bulbo crosses, and so far only one took. I don't know what the deal is with that. I blame Canada.

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    It took, but then I lost it, go figure. Must be Canada!

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