Category: Propagation

FLASKING: Reflasking with Kappa Carrageenan (?) as a Substitute for Agar

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Extract from red seaweeds is used in the food industry and cosmetics; experiments with it as an orchid medium for flasking culture and tested comparatively with standard agar media. A83-1174 Read More

FLASKING: Roots Grow Above Agar

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago If exchange of air is not provided roots will reach upward instead of into the agar media. F72-136 Read More

FLASKING: Roots Grow Upon Agar

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Most roots grow on the surface; at the sides some grow to the bottom of the flask. A65-832 Read More

FLASKS: Emptying

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Phalaenopsis stem cuttings removed from flask retain agar on their roots; the important thing is to remove the sugar, so soak them in water at 70 deg.F. almost one hour to remove agar and sugar bef... Read More

FLASKS: Intravenous Fluid Bottles

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Used in hospitals, then discarded; usually are free; the design of the rubber stoppers is ideal for sowing seed with hypodermic syringe; other advantages, refer to OD67-298 Read More

SEED: Mailing

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Fold a piece of letter paper in two, cut a triangle out of it and seal one side with Scotch tape to form a cone, put the seed in, seal the opening with tape, write the names on the paper and mail. ... Read More

SEED PODS: Phalaenopsis

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Cultural directions; pods take six to eight months to mature; remove when about to crack open; place in clean paper; spray with Lysol aerosol disinfectant; dry; open the pod and collect the seed on... Read More

SEED PODS: Spike Deterioration

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Sometimes a spike carrying a pod rots or dries away; can be counteracted by setting more than one pod; or by setting the end pod in addition to another; spikes dying back can be cut above the pod a... Read More

SEED: Sterilization

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago For the technical processes outlined for the treatment of Cephalanthera rubra, refer to A87-817Mature seed is commonly sterilized in saturated calcium hypochlorite, 7 grams to a liter of water, the... Read More

ALBINOS: In Cymbidium Breeding

Author is Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler), posted over 4 years ago Achievements in albino plants in Australia, refer to AU81-16 Read More

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