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NOID Phal has Burst its seed pod, seeds everywhere!!!

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    Default NOID Phal has Burst its seed pod, seeds everywhere!!!

    After waiting 7 longs months for the pod to be ready, it suddenly caught me unawares and burst over night. I managed to get some seeds, put them on aluminum foil. I took a sample and placed them under the microscope to see if they were viable. It looks like they are! Judge for yourselves! I hooked the scope up to a video camera so I could take pics and show you all what I saw.

    First here are the seeds I managed to collect,
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    Now the seeds under the scope!
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    So anyone know what my next step is? I want to grow these myself.
    Thanks!
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    wow!! that is really cool.

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    as the seeds are from a noid I would be putting the seeds into file #13.
    They could be sown ,but as it is not easy to sterilize the seed though it can be done with bleach,Idont think it would be worth while.

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    Well, I just wanted to use this opportunity to learn. Thanks, I will bleach as per instructions from another website.

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    Neat pictures, Tindo. Let us know what happens.
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    you will get a far bit of info on home sowing here under the heading of (you guest it)orchids http://homepages.slingshot.co.nz/~split21204/ Its also my home page .Best of luck.

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    Tindo,

    ATester (Aaron) had done dry pod flasking successfully. He has some threads on it here (search for those), but definitely check with him.

    Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Tindo,

    ATester (Aaron) had done dry pod flasking successfully. He has some threads on it here (search for those), but definitely check with him.

    Julie

    I agree! Aaron would be one of the first people I would contact. Keep us updated on how it goes!!

    I really enjoyed the images!

    Cheers!
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    Thanks everyone for all the help!

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    Default Hey Tindomul1of9

    I just sent a lengthy PM descibing some steps.

    Don't worry folks, you're not being left out, little does he realize, he's a test subject to see if I explained things clearly. When I get something better than a rough draft, I WILL share...I promise.

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