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How to rescue protocorms

This is a discussion on How to rescue protocorms within the Flasking Equipment & Technique forums, part of the Orchid Propagation category; I hate winter; I am waiting for spring. So take some pictures for fun and ...

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    Smile How to rescue protocorms

    I hate winter; I am waiting for spring. So take some pictures for fun and for sharing information. One of my protocorm jar suddenly got contamination. I have to rescure by growing them in mos (the first picture). I also test to see young plantlets can survive or not if we deflask them too early. For over 3 weeks protocorms and young plantlets seem happy and have new leaves (picture 2 & 3). So if you buy young plantlet and you have to deflask early (because contamination and so on) you can grow them in moss. Cheers.
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    Very interesting way to save them, they look healthy. Thanks for sharing.

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    doesn't look like sphag...peat?

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    Looks like shredded Spag. to me , I used it to save a few stray protocorms from a flask worked well .. Gin

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    It's peat moss. First I try peat moss alone (second picuture) and it's sticky. Then I add charcoal for more air moving and sweet medium (third picture) -> too wet. Add more perlite (first picture) and I like it: protocorm seems like it. Try different medium to see which one is better. As Gin said, shredded Spag should be much better. I will try next time.

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    Good ideas for seedlings coming out of flask. The long fiber sphag doesn't work so well.

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