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do you all think this protocorns will survive?

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    I too have contamination and it was hard to save them even after rinsing with weak bleach and another rinse in distilled water. I potted them in moist sphagnum moss but they didnt survive maybe due to contamination. Another issue of replating was exudation and newbie like me at first i mistook as contamination. I read rinsing in distilled water and introduce into new jar to solve the problem.

    Hope you are successful with those tiny protocorms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert View Post
    I too have contamination and it was hard to save them even after rinsing with weak bleach and another rinse in distilled water. I potted them in moist sphagnum moss but they didnt survive maybe due to contamination. Another issue of replating was exudation and newbie like me at first i mistook as contamination. I read rinsing in distilled water and introduce into new jar to solve the problem.

    Hope you are successful with those tiny protocorms.
    thanks for the tips and sorry to hear about the misadventure. hope you still have some uncontaminated flask left. but all learn from mistakes and glad to say that i had those misadventure as well and learn well from it. i did the second flasking and got my second score and now my third one. so keep trying.....

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    gosh....all the protocorns got wipe out by the heat wave today, maybe except one that still looks greenish, the rest were like steamed broccoli color.
    even my large catasetum is not spared, they were hanging there for a couple of months, today the leaves were severely burnt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    gosh....all the protocorns got wipe out by the heat wave today, maybe except one that still looks greenish, the rest were like steamed broccoli color.
    even my large catasetum is not spared, they were hanging there for a couple of months, today the leaves were severely burnt!
    So sorry, what a learning experience!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katherine View Post
    So sorry, what a learning experience!
    well,,,,,,just keep my finger cross for those protocorns on the replating flask to make it till deflask, and also finger and toes crossed for the remaining one protocorn that survive the thermal wipeout to survive.

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    Just another voice wishing you the best of luck with these orchid protocorns.

    cheers,
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    Prayers are with you. Or if you are not religious then really high hopes in your journey.

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    I did something similar with some Cattlianthe protocorms several months ago. I still have some survivors. You will surely lose some, and the survivors will grow slowly, but they should grow. Good luck!
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    Ian.. did these protocorms survive the ordeal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romeomffn View Post
    Ian.. did these protocorms survive the ordeal?
    unfortunately they don't. had some major step back for flasking experimentation, but still trying....but at a much smaller scale.
    sadly to say..so far only got one protocorn survived till it manage to grow a very tiny bulb.....and this one is from the runt of batch.
    the one that did very well in two flask died from premature removal from flask by me. i removed them because i notice the media was shrinking at that time and i was afraid they would be starving....all those nice healthy plants in the flask soon died one by one after weeks, total of 56 of them.......... 3 managed to matured into small tiny bulbs but was wipe out by infection as well.

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