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Need suggestions

This is a discussion on Need suggestions within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; OK, I am all about making odd crosses as of late. Some have been done ...

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    Default Need suggestions

    OK, I am all about making odd crosses as of late. Some have been done before and some have not.
    I never know if the capsules will be fertile but we will see. I did get my Stanhopea x Peristeria to take both ways. Hope I can get the pods to maturity and then I hope they are fertile. My Gongora x Houlettia is almost ready to send off. I am looking forward to that one.

    I now have an Epi. prismatocarpum in bud. They are very cool flowers and I am wondering what to cross it with. I made a cross of Brassavola cuculatta x SLC esther Clark in hoping to get some color on the brassavola flower. I would think that Brassavola cuculatta by Epi prismatocarpum would be cool as well. I dunno if the spots would come through on the cuculatta flower. I was also thinking of Epi pseudoepi x epi prismatocarpum..

    Anyway, I will have the flowers and pollen but nothing that I want to cross it with open. Anyone have any interesting ideas for crosses or will I have to try to store the pollen for a while?

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    LOL Mike! Not sure what to suggest for bizarreness that would actually take! Kind of curious what Sue thinks though--aren't both of you in the Evil Genius clan?

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    Mwuhahaha . . .

    Exciting about the Peristeria and Houlettia crosses. I'd buy in for a flask of both, if you let me know when the time comes.

    As far as the Epi. prismatocarpum goes, the only thing really interesting I have to offer is the Bardendrum Nanboh Pixy. I have pollen available, and it would also be able to serve as a pod parent.

    Anybody else?

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