I have tried 3 sources of ceph seed up to now. Only the seed from Insektenfang-the group order that Sib arranged, germinated - 4/12. One seedling aborted after germinating. I think most ceph (and nep) seed is old and non-viable.
One is now out of TC. Two are still in TC, one is like a miniature ceph jungle & one is doing Ok but not as well. I'm contemplating on taking a few leaf pulls from the ones in TC and replating them in a ceph recommended hormone enriched medium. However I'm scared I will kill the original plant and the explants will die anyway.
What does the group think I should do?
Lloyd, that's a good question and also a tough call.
The fact that these seeds are so hard to germinate and often non-viable when coming from afar, makes your three plants very special.
Also because these are seed raised, they are all genetically distinct. Each one of these is unique in ways clones never are. The one that is lagging now, might really take off in real soil and fresher air, once deflasked.
Now, if you really wanted to try replating some new cuttings, I would suggest the one to try is the one that is still lagging, because if that was lost, you'd still have the best two out of three left. Two outta three ain't bad.
Just curious, Lloyd, but what is the concern with an in-vitro ceph donating cuttings? If the sterile protocol is successfully followed, what is the danger to the mother plant. Do tc'ed plants tend to bleed out and dessicate if cut in their protective womb?
I once killed a D. derbyensis by taking some pullings when I took it out of TC. The pullings died and the donor plant went into shock and died. So I'm always leery of playing around with them. But I'm willing to take a chance on one of them.
If you left the medium plant in-vitro for a while yet, would it continue to grow larger? Was thinking a larger, more robust plant would not only offer larger sized cutting material, but also provide the donor plant with a sturdier constitution, hopefully better equipped to survive and thrive, after dealing with the cuttings and transplant stresses.
Post by hackerberry on Jan 15, 2009 23:38:02 GMT -5
One of the tc bottle was infected with mould 1 month after the seed germinated. Mould was all over the place. I mixed a 4% PPM and pour some in the tc bottle. The mould was controlled, now I need to replate.
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