Shop Orchid Care OrchidTalk Orchid Forum Weather Station Links Nursery

Welcome to OrchidTalk Orchid Forums


The Friendliest Orchid Community on the Internet!


  •  » Learn to Repot your Orchids
  •  » Learn Orchid Care Tips and Secrets
  •  » Find the perfect Orchid for your Growing Environment
  •  » Chat with Orchid Growing Professionals

OrchidTalk - "Bringing People Together to Grow Orchids Better!"


Let us help you grow your Orchids better; Join our community today.


YES! I want to register an account for free right now!


Register or Login now to remove this advertisement.

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Max time for seeds soaking in sucrose water?

This is a discussion on Max time for seeds soaking in sucrose water? within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Help!!! I'm hoping for some advice for the seeds I have been soaking in a ...

Click here to increase the font size Click here to reduce the font size
  1. #1
    doodlekitty's Avatar
    doodlekitty is offline Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    174

    Default Max time for seeds soaking in sucrose water?

    Help!!! I'm hoping for some advice for the seeds I have been soaking in a 5% sucrose solution. I started them yesterday at 3 pm est. In the meantime, I've come down with a horrible cold and don't want to deal with them. Can they stay there for more than 24 hrs? Will I lose them if I do not proceed today?

  2. #2
    Korxi is offline Orchidiot
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All of them!
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    254

    Default

    I have no idea, actually I'm assuming you are soaking them to wake up dormant bacteria or fungus spores, so my initital thought is that you might risk fungus or bacteria multipling in the favorable environment to a point where their by-products could harm the embryo in the seed. Actually I don't believe this my self, but it's a thought
    Another side-effect could be that the sugar water starts the germination of the seed prematurely which perhaps could make it vulnerable to peroxide or bleach - whatever you chose to sterilize with. On the other hand protocorms are usually only visible after a month or so, so 24hrs probably doesn't do much..

    I'd say let them soak if you don't feel up to sowing What's the cross?? And did you check the seeds under at microscope to see if they are viable?

    Christian

  3. #3
    doodlekitty's Avatar
    doodlekitty is offline Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    174

    Default

    Hi and thanks for responding. Yes I am soaking to wake dormant bacteria. My plan was to let them soak for 24 hrs and then sterilize with peroxide and then flask. I have several different crosses soaking....dends, phals, epidendrums and laelias. (I got a little seed crazy when I was ordering). Anyway....I've gotten so sick...really can't imagine going in and getting all cloroxed up (glove box)...I think I'm damned if I do and damned if I dont. God only knows how many "bugs" I've got going on with ME right now.

    This is only my 2nd flasking adventure...I flasked green pod last Saturday and think I stripped all my mucus membranes out of my nose and throat ....who knew flasking could be so dangerous??????
    Last edited by doodlekitty; December 3rd, 2008 at 03:58 PM. Reason: spelling

  4. #4
    Korxi is offline Orchidiot
    Favorite Orchid(s)
    All of them!
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Posts
    254

    Default

    hehehe good luck with it Be sure to post pics!

Similar Threads

  1. Seeds ordered
    By JB_Orchidguy in forum Breeding & Hybridization
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: September 29th, 2005, 05:56 PM
  2. soaking questions
    By WolfinKW in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: August 11th, 2005, 09:44 PM
  3. Soaking Leca.
    By uncasteeb in forum Semi Hydro / Lights / Greenhouses / Accessories
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: March 30th, 2005, 07:43 AM
  4. Cloudy soaking water
    By mrBreeze in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: March 29th, 2005, 07:09 AM
  5. soaking before repotting
    By Cinderella in forum General Orchid Culture
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: August 26th, 2004, 01:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
OrchidTalk --An Orchid Growers Discussion Forum brought to you by River Valley Orchidworks. A World Community where orchid beginners and experts talk about orchids and share tips on their care, cultivation, and propagation.