Category: Propagation

FLASKING: Improved Methods of Germination

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Sterile medium is achieved by decontaminating glassware with Physan 20 solution and adding .005% hydrogen peroxide into the medium just before pouring it into flasks; sterilize seed by soaking it 2... Read More

FLASKING: Kitchen Style

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago A solution to many problems was found in the use of a clear plastic bag 10 x 12 inches; two holes were cut to fit over the openings of the flasks at the sealed end and the work was done through the... Read More

FLASKING: Methods and Materials

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Apparatus and growth materials required; preparation of seed; aids for simplifying the process; for green capsule and ripe seed; refer to OR81-149; Ca82(6)-4; OBII-243 Read More

FLASKING: Prepared Flasks for Later Use

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Keep them on hand for about one week only; but can be kept for about two months if stoppers are covered with tightly fitting aluminum foil. RMH Read More

FLASKING: Proliferation of Tissue

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Reasons are not clear and no anti-proliferations have been mentioned but certain additives such as banana homogenaate may be useful; for references ref.to A85-1334 Read More

SEED PODS: How Long to Mature?

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago A few mentioned: Sophronitis crosses take 5 to 6 months; Cattleyas take 9 months; Phalaenopsis take only 3 or 4 months. OIE86Sept-14; of course, with green-pod culture it takes less time even than ... Read More

SEED PODS: How Long to Ripen on the Plant

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Cattleyas take from-nine to 13 months; phalaenopsis six to eight months; vandas the same; paphiopedilums and cymbidiums nine to 12 months. A74-595 Read More

SEED PODS: Mailing

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Wrap the whole pod in clean paper or seal it inside a paper envelope so it can "breathe" whether green or dry, then place it inside a small carton, address it and mail; do not use any plastic or fi... Read More

FLASKING: Replate Medium

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Use the same germinating medium for replating; the Knudson-C formula can be used for both. A70-631 Read More

FLASKING: Detailed Working Instructions with Illustrations and Much Detail

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Refer to A60-597+; A64-759+; A70-599+; A75-109+; OD68-204+ Read More

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