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    Nay!

    Put it in a paper envelope for transportation. If it splits, the seed will be contained. Put it in plastic, and there's a good chance it'll start to rot. There is still moisture in the capsule, after all.

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    Thanks Ray! Paper envelope it is!

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    Ditto to Ray's comment, and at 8 months you should have viable seed. We'll be expecting a flasking report...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaphMadMan View Post
    Ditto to Ray's comment, and at 8 months you should have viable seed. We'll be expecting a flasking report...
    Did the deed on Wednesday. Quite the process with a popped pod. I had intended to take more pic's but got so wrapped up in what we were doing forgot.

    A few flasks already on the shelves from previous sowing's.

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    Bob the Flasking Man bleaching the seed. No charge for doing this but 50% of the babies go to the society.

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    Almost done. We're in the process of rebuilding the society greenhouse including the flasking lab. Going over
    to LED lighting rather than fluorescent in the lab. The little bottle with the black cap is the seed soaking in bleach for 15 (timed) minutes.


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    Last edited by Chris in Hamilton; September 11th, 2017 at 09:05 AM.

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    What is results? I hope no contamination etc. Probably too early for seeing green protocons forming. Maybe in a week from today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    What is results? I hope no contamination etc. Probably too early for seeing green protocons forming. Maybe in a week.
    A week ? Such optimism.

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    I had germination in two weeks

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    The pro said about two weeks Svetlana. I have to see if I can get in this week to check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chemist View Post
    I had germination in two weeks
    I once had germination in 18 months... ( paphiopedilum)... it's all a matter of luck I guess.

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    Luck and genetics.

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