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First deflasking

This is a discussion on First deflasking within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I had a flask of Haraella retrocalla that fell off my counter and was a ...

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    Default First deflasking

    I had a flask of Haraella retrocalla that fell off my counter and was a little damaged internally. I decided it was best to deflask it since everything got jumbled up.

    I got a brand new spray bottle and filled it with distilled water to spray off the agar/bannana mold. Smelled horidly! Got all the jelly cleaned off and noticed on of them had two spikes already on it!

    I prepared a small 3" pot with paph mix, a really dense one peat/aliflor/small bark. Sprayed all the medium down with Dyna gro rooting fertilizer. Put the seedlings on the top (are they seedlings if they are already blooming?) Covered their roots slightly with a small amount of medium.

    Made a rather large humidity tent. 12" tall x 30" long x 16" wide. Sprayed it down with distilled water, and put a piece of plastic on the bottom to maximize temps and humidity. I decided that a tray to elevate the small com pot above the plastic was a good idea too. I sealed it up and went back to work.

    Could a start a community slab straight out of flask? and, are there any steps I neglected to pay attention to?

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    it is best if the plantlets are first soacked in a fungaside and then dried off before the potting.(The drying process takes about 5-7 mins.)

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