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...........................I am pretty stuck with what I have now so am reluctant to disturb them at this point as they are small and I can only see me damaging the roots, but it would probably be wise for me to replate them when they are a bit bigger.
Not had any experience replating Terry so what would you recommend?

I was planning to leave them for as long as I can, I will only replate once if I have to and I don't plan to vent.

Cristos the agar is as Terry described.


Keith, size wise there is no need to replate your cross and there is still plenty of room in the flask. Also it is one less chance of getting contamination in, however with your laminar flow system that should not be a problem, but I still use a glove box!

My only concern is if the plants are able to get any nutrient from that agar mix. They look perfectly healthy at the moment so I would just keep an eye on them and replate if they appear to struggle further down the line.

I do vent my flasks but I am not convinced it is necessary.

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Masdyman wrote:
...........................I am pretty stuck with what I have now so am reluctant to disturb them at this point as they are small and I can only see me damaging the roots, but it would probably be wise for me to replate them when they are a bit bigger.
Not had any experience replating Terry so what would you recommend?

I was planning to leave them for as long as I can, I will only replate once if I have to and I don't plan to vent.

Cristos the agar is as Terry described.


Keith, size wise there is no need to replate your cross and there is still plenty of room in the flask. Also it is one less chance of getting contamination in, however with your laminar flow system that should not be a problem, but I still use a glove box!

My only concern is if the plants are able to get any nutrient from that agar mix. They look perfectly healthy at the moment so I would just keep an eye on them and replate if they appear to struggle further down the line.

I do vent my flasks but I am not convinced it is necessary.


Replating when needed will be another hurdle made easier as you say with the flow hood, as soon as they start to turn in a negative way I will act. Saying that I have no media left, well I have, still got some I got off you but probably not a good idea, so gotta get my but in to action.

Rod jones never vented and am pretty sure Andrew Bannister doesn't and being as I am trying the no fuss option first I won't vent.

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My last post was about my Masdevallia and Paphiopedilum seeds. Well here are the Paph seedling! Growing great so I am over the moon about them.

My own Masdy cross failed, basically contamination entered the flasks months later, I replaced but in the process treated with H202 and killed the seedlings! They are still in the flask, no contamination but they are white so I have lost them which I was gutted about but hey, we learn don't we! I will just scoop them out next time!


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These look adorable! Sad about the little masdevallias, but you are going where most of us haven't gone before (certainly not I!), so we can just cheer on and admire the results.

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