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Post by Ben Belton » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:12 pm

I'm proud of this picture. These are some of the first seedlings I'm deflasking from pods that I pollinated, I sowed the seed, I replated the protocorms, and I flasked the seedlings. Its taken awhile. They grow slow in my cool basement during the winter. Also when life gets busy, the lab work gets behind. These are probably a year later than they could have been. These aren't anything original. Both are remakes of crosses I love. Left is Chang Maw Jade and right is Joy Spring Canary. Sorry, there are no extras right now. :P

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Post by HIDLIGHTMIKE » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:15 pm

That's awesome, congrats!!! I'm partial to Chang Maw Jade, with those parents these are going to be very very good.
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Post by phalaenopsis » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:24 pm

Good job Ben, I'm sure it's been one long trip with these. I'm just getting started, see you in like ?3 years? Hahah.

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Post by cjmack » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:36 pm

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Post by zxyqu » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:39 pm

Congrats Ben. Mind if we see the parents of your crosses. Remakes almost always improve on the originals. Looking forward to seeing them bloom out.
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Post by peterlin » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:44 pm

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Post by Pete » Tue Jan 24, 2012 9:46 pm

Nice job, Ben.

A lot of time and patience invested right there.

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Post by rdlsreno » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:07 pm

Excellent Work Ben!

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Post by Moist von Lipwig » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:08 pm

Don't know what happened to the post I just did, but I'll say it again.

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Post by Ben Belton » Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:47 pm

I don't have cross picture for the JSC, but you all know what Joy Spring Canaries look like. The Chang Maw Jade was made with these parents. The Yungho Gelb Canary doesn't look the best here, but I never got a good picture of it.
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Post by rangiku » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:13 pm

Congratulations, Ben, you have every right to proud. I look forward to seeing these grow up.

Knowing what you know now, what (if anything) would you do differently?

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Post by Call_Me_Bob » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:36 pm

congrats!!!
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Post by Ben Belton » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:36 pm

rangiku wrote:Knowing what you know now, what (if anything) would you do differently?

I'm not sure if anything specific I would do different except use premixed media and not try to make my own. Over the last few months, I've learned how to streamline a lot of things, and all the flasking and spreading and moving has gotten so much easier. So in the future it should go faster. I won't dread it as much because I've learned to do it much more easily. I'm not sure that makes much sense. Should help crosses get to this point in 2 years instead of 3.
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Post by naturegirl72 » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:57 pm

Ben, my congrats, too! I'm thinking about trying it myself for years but in the end I was always afraid 'cause it sounded too complicated... I can imagine how much work it must have been 'til you got these healthy looking little orchids out of flask! :clap:
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Post by Equestris » Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:40 am

Congrats Ben! :clap: :clap: Great to see those new seedlings isn't it? 8) 8) 8) I really love to deflask seedlings from my own plants and work, so I understand your feeling! :dance:

naturegirl72 wrote:Ben, my congrats, too! I'm thinking about trying it myself for years but in the end I was always afraid 'cause it sounded too complicated... I can imagine how much work it must have been 'til you got these healthy looking little orchids out of flask! :clap:
Sylvia, let's try that's not so difficult! I can do it in my kitchen for years now without problem. Got some contaminations of course but also many great flasks. As for Ben, the first cross for which I have done everything from pollinating to deflask was out of flask last year and now I'm waiting to see the first flower soon. Some more days/weeks to see that new cross! :-) Yesterday night, I have done some lab. work until late in the night. Have sowed one green capsule, move some protocorms to new flasks and seedlings to new flasks so they have more space to grow.
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