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Orchid protocorns with keiki :D

This is a discussion on Orchid protocorns with keiki :D within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; Originally Posted by catasetum-ian that should not be of a problem if we are living ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    that should not be of a problem if we are living in the same continent.
    I wish we did live on the same continent haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by zainal abidin View Post
    Hi Ian it's Catacetum congratulations one thing you cannot put the seedling like that so nice to the eyes of insects and snails, what you need to do is just mount the seedling to the piece of wood/fern roots maintain the humidity at the root level, usually it will work my worry now some of the protocom is brownish though is not good sign but you still have a hope, hoping it doesnt spread to the healthy seedling.
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    Ian, I have a different idea. IF the seeding were mine, First, I would mix one part bleach to nine parts water. Then, put the seeding in the water, and gently wash it, using a soft brush, to get into all the nooks & crannies. Then, rinse it off with plain water, and let it dry for an hour. THEN, mount it as suggested above. Put it somewhere it can get enough of a breeze. In addition to this, I will tell you that IF you have to cut into any orchid to get rid of rot, spray the place with alcohol, then brush that place with horicutural sulphur powder. This will kill any bacteria. By the way, a cleaning with bleach will not hurt orchids...I've done it many times, and it works! Hope this helps...Betty
    thanks for the valuable advice Zainal and Betty, will try to check the protocorm body again tomorrow morning. but it won't be easy to brush it because the entire structure is about 1/2 inch only. thanks again.

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    Ian, hows about doing the bleach thing, then picking it up with tweezers, and looking at it under a magnifing glass to see if the rot is gone? This little orchid is soooooooooooo unique that I don't want to see you lose it...Just my thoughts on the subject.....Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Ian, hows about doing the bleach thing, then picking it up with tweezers, and looking at it under a magnifing glass to see if the rot is gone? This little orchid is soooooooooooo unique that I don't want to see you lose it...Just my thoughts on the subject.....Betty
    just done the bleach thing, can see that the infection is spreading and directly at the base of the keiki (i know not a good thing), i scrapped off all marshy tissue, soaked in bleach for 10 mins, rinsed and fan dry for a while then i laid it on top of sphag. (i din do the fern root because my area is very hot, usually fern roots will be bone dry by the time i clock off from work).
    so now finger are cross and hope for the best. thank you so so so so much Betty

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    Ian, did you put sulphur power on the cut? That will kill the bacteria & help heal. I'm hoping that it will recover...Betty

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    Quote Originally Posted by espranch View Post
    Ian, did you put sulphur power on the cut? That will kill the bacteria & help heal. I'm hoping that it will recover...Betty
    yeap, powdered the sulphur powder on top of the area, but my hopes ain't high as i can see it is basically just under the keiki. thanks for the help, will update if this little chap made it.

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    came back today just to find that the black spot keep spreading and this time infecting the keiki as well, entire plant is gone now.

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    So sorry for your loss mate. Very unfortunate with a unique plant

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    I'm sorry, Ian...Guess it was just too late. These things spread very fast.....Betty

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    Ali and Betty, thanks for the comforting words. no doubt frustration is booming high at time like this, but at the same time, it also drove me to try harder in the future to produce more orchid protocorn, especially with asymbiotic germination.

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