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Meri-clone technique

This is a discussion on Meri-clone technique within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Thanks you all. I haven't been online much. Sorry for no earlier reply. I appreaciate ...

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    Thanks you all. I haven't been online much. Sorry for no earlier reply. I appreaciate all the input and photos and they've all been extremely enlightening. I continue reading and perhaps all try the procedure out next month when I will have some free time. THANKS AGAIN

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    Really interesting, I got multiple shoots by adding Tahtso to the medium, could be because of the Naphtac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankco View Post
    After germinating, and after the orchids have 3 or 4 tiny leaves on them, you can cut the top off and place them in the same media but with 1mg of 6-benzylaminopurine (BAP). The tiny shoots will develop into plants plus they will develop many more shoots.
    When Frankco said "cut the top off" does this mean cut part of the leaf off or just chop the new growth completely and leave the rhizome/roots only?

    I'm looking at doing some propagating. Flasking is too much work and unlikely to work without an autoclave or something to sterilize the gear. Sowing seems to be less successful and tricky also so I've settled for meristemming first.

    I thought meristemming was chopping off a green spike and using parts of the spike with unbloomed notes to place in growing medium and hoping for it to develop a keiki? Is it always done with photocorns (sp?) or am I talking about two different procedures?

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    All of this work is done aseptically, which means you will need to sterilize anyway. The problem with meristem propagation with aseptic plant tissue is being able to sterilize the meristem without killing it. This is resolved by using aseptic donor material.

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    I see you use Ball jars. How are you working the closures with the tin foil?

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    I see you use Ball jars. How are you working the closures with the tin foil?

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