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Gelatin Instead of Agar-agar

This is a discussion on Gelatin Instead of Agar-agar within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Hey guys, I have a few Phalaenopsis orchid buds about to bloom any day now ...

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    Smile Gelatin Instead of Agar-agar

    Hey guys, I have a few Phalaenopsis orchid buds about to bloom any day now and would like to learn a little something. I was reading this old book called "Micro-propagation Of Orchids" in it i read something about a substance, Gelatin like other than Agar-agar that was used as a medium to grow orchid seeds. I don't want to have to get Agar-agar from the Internet. I have tons of unflavored pure Gelatin here in my home and was wondering if maybe i mixed in the right types and amounts of nutrients i would be able to sow the orchid seeds on it. What do you guys think, Is it worth the shot? I have some recipes for the mix and i'm thinking of just substituting Agar with Gelatin.

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    I haven't a clue...but, this is a fascinating thread on making your own media. It gave me a great appreciation for the ability to buy plants AFTER someone else does all th flasking, etc.!!!

    http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...de-medium.html

    Interesting though.

    Kathi

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    Also be sure to see this article in our library: DIY Guide to orchid propagation

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Also be sure to see this article in our library: DIY Guide to orchid propagation

    Cheers,
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    why won't this open DIY Guide to orchid propagation

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitecliffsorchids View Post
    why won't this open DIY Guide to orchid propagation
    Give it another try, Wayne. The link will work now.

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    Thank you all working now

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