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inducing a male catasetum spike

This is a discussion on inducing a male catasetum spike within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by catasetum-ian 1. the reason to left the other end intact is to ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    1. the reason to left the other end intact is to prevent light from getting to the spike, low light condition favors male spike development.
    I didn't know if leaving the other end open would have actually have allowed enough light in to spoil your plans.


    Quote Originally Posted by catasetum-ian View Post
    5. this is one of the very reason why i resorted to this material instead of what had been suggested in the very initial place, the aluminium foil. polystrene is a poor heat conductor, thus i am very sure sunburn will not be an issue.
    I was thinking more of sunburn resulting from sudden sun exposure after the tube is removed as the spike will have spent its development in "shady"/low light conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pavel View Post
    I was thinking more of sunburn resulting from sudden sun exposure after the tube is removed as the spike will have spent its development in "shade"
    i had not experience such result yet, because there is still a layer of black netting on top of the orchid shade.
    perhaps more people could try this little experiment and post more updates here. the larger the sample size of trial, the more meaningful the results will be. preferably sample size n>30.
    so far i had tried at max....7 plants

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    do the relatives of catesetums need this treatment? i have a monn. millenium magic, and am considering some other cycnodes hybrids...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    do the relatives of catesetums need this treatment? i have a monn. millenium magic, and am considering some other cycnodes hybrids...
    monneirara produces bisexual flower.
    only catasetum or cycnoches shows sexual dimorphism. any intergeneric hybrids will produce a complete flower, with the exception that i am not sure about is catanoches (catasetum and cycnoches), because both shows sexual dimorphism, so i am not sure do the progeny for i collect hybrids to the lesser extent

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    i am drooling over cycnodes wine delight, both yellow and wine colored ones..... i have made silly rules for myself about buying more plants, and since i have the monn in spike, and it is a first blooming for me for the plant, and the first ever catesetum type for me, and 2 spikes so technically i get to buy 4 new similar plants, so look out! i may be turning into catesetum-coeruleo. or cycnodes-coeruleo perhaps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i am drooling over cycnodes wine delight, both yellow and wine colored ones..... i have made silly rules for myself about buying more plants, and since i have the monn in spike, and it is a first blooming for me for the plant, and the first ever catesetum type for me, and 2 spikes so technically i get to buy 4 new similar plants, so look out! i may be turning into catesetum-coeruleo. or cycnodes-coeruleo perhaps.
    yellow cycnoded wine delight?? wow..would like to see one of those.
    hahahhaha ..... great rules. imagine you got a mormodes with eight spikes!! like one of the fb forum member posted. ....incoming 16 plants after that!!!

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    I haven't seen any yellow Cygnodes Wine delight , but there are a number of yellow Cygnodes among them Cygnodes Taiwan Gold and Jumbo Puff.

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    the yellow one has sort of a greenish veining to it... very beautiful when the photos are lit right... but not a solid clear yellow like the jumbo puffs and taiwan golds.

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