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Terry, looking very good there :D
Can't wait to see the flower type you get from these crosses ... this is going to be a very interesting wait for the first flower. In June 09 you were saying you didn't think they would flower before 2016 so you'll hopefully be 2 years ahead of the estimate ;)

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The first flask I purchased resulted in about 90% loss on deflasking. Now it is down to under ten per cent (except Acaclis cyanea which has a 100% failure rate).

I use the media made by Kevin Western in Adelaide (I think it is one recommended by OSP). I tried a comparison with my home made medium (which I posted on the old forum) and find Kevin's media produces more than twice the rate of growth of my own one. The one medium is suitable for sowing and replating of Cymbidiums and other vigorous growers (wheras my medium was hopeless for sowing).

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Terry, I can easily recall when you have started with flasking. Now after some years thereĀ“s nothing to add to your comments and no hint for improvement can be given anymore. You have learnt your lesson well
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I have just read all of the posts in this thread! Took me a while......... I still have the flasks with just the agar in :lol: and still no contamination, it has amazed me how long they have lasted.

I am going to make a flow hood, I only used the glove box a couple of times and it did my head in! Limited space and very restrictive, it would be nice to work within an open fronted area.

Another part I didn't enjoy looking back was preparing the flasks and agar and having a large enough pressure cooker for steralizing was a problem, think I will use the microwave when I get started again.

I have been looking over posts to get my memory going again and get my head around giving it ago, firstly though, I need to make flow hood > buy agar > set up grow tube etc I could also do with moving home for the space as I am doing all of this under the stairs in a tiny space shared with a freezer! :lol:

Great growing by the way Terry, you have done very well.

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Another part I didn't enjoy looking back was preparing the flasks and agar and having a large enough pressure cooker for steralizing was a problem, think I will use the microwave when I get started again.



Microwaving doesn't reach the required temperature for sterilisation, you may be lucky and get away with it. the best pressure cookers are the high doomed ones, it allows double stacking of jam jars.

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Agree with neil on the high domed pressure cooker, I have that particular one and I can fit 8 jam jar flasks in one go, 5 on the bottom and 3 stacked on top, works well.

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I have done the microwave method so going to see how the flasks go, I also have a pressure cooker which I can use if need be.

I have sown 3 mother flasks, green pod method, 1 of these has contamination after 4 days, the other 2 are ok for now.
It is amazing how quick the contamination/bacteria can develop on the agar- 4 days, it doesn't mess about does it!

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Terry, Crystal and Keith,

I'd be very interested in learning about 'home' flasking and growing from seed. Not that I can do much of it at present, but I'd like to try that in the future, and since I like to be prepared, I would appreciate if you have any links or information that you'd like to share?

By the way, Keith. I got hold of the materials for the lightbox and should be giving that a go at the weekend.

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This is a good book to start with Growing Orchids from Seed may not be the cheapest place mind you. Or there is this course at Kew http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/wh ... 6oct10.htm which is tomorrow! But they do run this courses quite often.

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This could be just a tease but a couple of the plants from my first cross have developed sheaths. The plants are still small and to my mind just a bit too small to actually flower but we are definitely going in the right direction :)


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Great growing, probably just a tease as you say, but you should get flowers next time if you don't this time.

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How exciting! Good luck with that and I'll look forward to seeing the flowers if they should come now - or next time!

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Well here we are tantalizingly close.......a bud on the first of my crosses and it is showing some colour :D .


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How exciting. You finally did it! Well done Terry, how inspiring.


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Terry I couldn't even start to say how impressed I am
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That's great Terry, how exciting!
How many have made it to this stage?
And how many did you get to deflasking?
So 5 years approx from flask to flower.

Now if you did this periodically, you would after 4-5 years have plants popping off the production line every year!

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That's great Terry, how exciting!
How many have made it to this stage?
And how many did you get to deflasking?
So 5 years approx from flask to flower.

Now if you did this periodically, you would after 4-5 years have plants popping off the production line every year!


Ed, Susie & Keith thanks for your comments.
Keith I made three separate crosses and have kept about 40 seedlings in total from those crosses. I started with lots of seedlings but inevitably some died, some did not grow well( and were thrown) and others I gave away. As they grow and are potted up you need more and more space just to keep the same number of plants so it is impossible to keep all plants as I would like. If I can flower 6 from each cross then I will be happy. When I started this it was to see if I could actually do it.....no thought was given as to what would be produced from a particular cross so I am not expecting great things. Having said that what I am hoping to do is to see at first hand how different from each other seedlings from a cross can be. And I am expecting that this first cross will show the distinctive markings that Mari's Song tends to give to its offspring.

As to a production line, well I think it best to leave breeding to those who plan well and have better facilities than I do....but it is good to be able to say 'I can do that' :lol:

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I know what you mean about space, rows on rows of shelving and lighting is needed for a production line!

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Well after a long wait I can finally show you the first flower from my cross. It has taken more after the seed parent Mari's Song with the yellow in the lip coming from the pollen parent Chian-Tzy Regalia.


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