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Orchid flasking and sterilization by microwave?

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    Default Orchid flasking and sterilization by microwave?

    I was wondering if you can sterilize flask with media by putting the flask in boiling water or by microwaving?
    and what should I sterilize the seeds in?
    Any info would be great and photos of flasks and seedlings
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderorchid0609 View Post
    I was wondering if you can sterilize flask with media by putting the flask in boiling water or by microwaving?
    and what should I sterilize the seeds in?
    Any info would be great and photos of flasks and seedlings
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    with media in the flask sterilise either with pressure cooker or microwave.

    sterilise seeds with 5% bleach ( commonly use at home) and vary the duration like 5 mins, 10 mins.

    I've successfully propagate in-vitro byblis guehoi, nepenthes and phalaenopsis seeds. some photos for viewing, my pleasure.




    nepenthes


    byblis


    phalaenopsis

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    Thanks
    I'm probably getting a second hand pressure cooker for cheap. Also when pressure cooking how much water should I put in the cooker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by spiderorchid0609 View Post
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    I'm probably getting a second hand pressure cooker for cheap. Also when pressure cooking how much water should I put in the cooker?
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    water should be below the rack where the flasks sits on.

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    i read somewhere it said that it's about 1-2 inch. but over your medium.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by letranthienkim View Post
    i read somewhere it said that it's about 1-2 inch. but over your medium.....
    yes, i agreed. Either way will worked, flasks will be sterilised.

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