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Post by naturegirl72 » Fri May 06, 2011 1:59 pm

Still growing :D - Update

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Post by naturegirl72 » Tue Jun 21, 2011 1:16 pm

Update

Unfortunately I had to cut off the capsule on stuartiana... It was obvious it was dead :(
Now I'm hoping that the capsule on Mini Mark keeps growing...

I'm a bit sad, it's really not as easy as I thought before... taking a toothpick and putting some pollen to another orchid :roll: ;)
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Post by naturegirl72 » Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:18 pm

Update - unfortunately I couldn't harvest a ripe seed capsule - they died or were empty...

Suppose I have to start all over again... :(
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Re: Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by TheBlazingAugust » Mon Oct 24, 2011 4:12 pm

naturegirl72 wrote:Update - unfortunately I couldn't harvest a ripe seed capsule - they died or were empty...

Suppose I have to start all over again... :(


Awwwwww, that stinks! :( to bad, as that Mini Mark x lueddemanniana sounded great. My tetraspis 'C#1' just bloomed, so I once I take it for show and tell at my OS in a week, I plan on using pollen from my Penang Girl on it, so I hope that takes. I also have a lobbii that will bloom soon, so I might also use Penang Girl pollen on that, or I might use tetraspis pollen. I hope they work! :pray: :pray: :pray:
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Re: Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by loujost » Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:42 pm

Don't be discouraged, Sylvi. Failed pods are definitely in the minority in the long run, as long as you use fertile pollen (pollen from diploids or tetraploids). Try again!

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Post by naturegirl72 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:03 am

loujost wrote:Don't be discouraged, Sylvi. Failed pods are definitely in the minority in the long run, as long as you use fertile pollen (pollen from diploids or tetraploids). Try again!


Lou, thank's again for your encouraging words!

I tried again, I used pollen from our green braceana. Put it on violacea and vice versa - now we'll see what I get...
There's also the 5 open wilsonii flowers and I'm thinking about what to try... Soon our first Phal. parishii 'purple lip' buds will open and I love crosses with the broad parishii / lobbii lip - but as always I don't have any information about ploidity and chances for a positive outcome...
Maybe I just make a list of what's in bloom right now 8)
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Re: Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by loujost » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:39 am

There shouldn't be any ploidy problems. Good luck!!!!

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Post by naturegirl72 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:55 am

loujost wrote:There shouldn't be any ploidy problems. Good luck!!!!


Thank you, Lou! :D - will keep this thread updated
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Re: Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by naturegirl72 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:44 pm

Update

First results after 3 weeks:

Phal. violacea just lost the flower, didn't take the braceana pollen.
I already feared that braceana wouldn't take either but look at this:

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Re: Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by rangiku » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Please keep us posted, Sylvi und hubby!

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Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by zxyqu » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:21 pm

Looks promising. Swelling is a good sign!
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Post by naturegirl72 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:38 pm

rangiku wrote:Please keep us posted, Sylvi und hubby!


Sure! 8)

zxyqu wrote:Looks promising. Swelling is a good sign!


Thank's Jarad, keep your fingers crossed for us :D
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Post by loujost » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:55 pm

Sylvi, that looks good. Violacea and especially bellina have been the least receptive species for me also.

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Post by naturegirl72 » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:00 pm

loujost wrote:Sylvi, that looks good. Violacea and especially bellina have been the least receptive species for me also.


Thank's Lou :D

I also put Phal. equestris on Phal. Mini Mark (as pod) - to try to remake Phal. Tricky Woo - but I'm almost sure that won't work...was just for fun ;)
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Re: Newbie tries to get ripe seed capsule

Post by Equestris » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:48 am

Great! 8) Please write my name on your list for a dozen seedlings of this cross. ;)

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