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Count the beans,

This is a discussion on Count the beans, within the RVO's OrchidTalk Contest Winners! forums, part of the And the Winner Is... category; Hmmm I'll say 4 albas....

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    Hmmm I'll say 4 albas.

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    29 total 1/4 alba ?? just guessing . Gin

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    The alba is a recessive trait and is subordinate to the natural form. Recessive traits only exibit when matched with the same recessive trait as a pair. (I spent a LOT of time discussing this stuff while I was breeding leopard geckos!!!)

    The Punnett Square looks like this:

    The parents of this cross are each NA

    N = Natural
    A = Alba (recessive)

    .....N......A
    N..NN....NA
    A..NA....AA

    NN = Natural form, no recessive genes
    NA = Natrual form, alba gene carried but not expressed
    AA = Alba form expressed

    Soooooo, theoretically 75 % of the offspring should express the natural form and 25% should express the alba trait.

    There is a 67% chance that the natural forms will carry the alba gene.

    You can use this template for any single recessive trait. I was breeding leopard geckos with double recessive traits trying to get both recessives to express in a single animal!!! Quite the challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Repot now, Steven - that's a crowded compot with big seedlings!

    They can go into small pots individually at this point, and they'll do fine. Just ease the light levels up gently. They'll be a bit stressed after potting out of compot. But if you hold them any longer, you'll have an interwoven root mat that's hard to untangle without breaking roots.

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    What size pot would you use for them? I don't want ALL the energy to go into root production!!!!! I was actually thinking about doing 3-5 per pot like a mini-compot of spicerianum I got.

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    That is a SERIOUS compot with seedlings in serious need of their own pot.

    I say there are 22 plants with 5 albas. So does the winner get the jar of jelly beans?

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    Sounds like Cockatiel color genetics Gin

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    I just a guessed exactly the same thing as Bruce -- great minds think alike. Sorry--. So I'll change my overall guess to 23, with five alba.

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    Those guys look pretty big. You can go 3" round clay or square plastic, or better yet, 2.5" round clay, if you can find them. My seedlings love clay and I have a bit more damping off trouble in plastic.

    Keep the light lower until they're a lot bigger.

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    Gin, I think it is genetics in general.

    I just measured the leaf span on a couple of the larger ones: 6"!!!! some with 4 and 5 sets of leaves on them already!

    Thanks, Julie.

    I wonder if the clay allows better wet/dry cycles and wicks away excess moisture is why?

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    I'll go a little higher than the others since in my experience you always have smaller guys that are hiding under the big ones...I'm going to say 30 so, for albas...umm, less'say 7 (now that is just a guess)

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