I did a similar experiment sowing seeds on media of: live Sphagnum, LFS, peat/silica-sand mix, and 100% vermiculite.
I haven't had any germination from any of the veitchii seeds so far, though I've started to have good germination from some other Nep seeds sown around the same time that are in the same humidity dome. I certainly haven't given up hope but it's great to hear that you've had some germinate.
Thanks again for this Doug! I've got a little over a dozen sprouting so far, they're just on the usual 2:1:3 peat:coir:perlite mix top-dressed with 1:1 peat:coir. The tray is on an upper shelf for the higher temps, and they get misted as often as possible.
I have a few sprouts. They're being kept at pretty cool temperatures on a mix largely composed of silica sand. I expect the lower temps are slowing them down a bit, but it's all I have to work with at the moment.
Here's a picture of one of the veitchii seedlings in tissue culture.
I have not had a great deal of luck germinating Nepenthes in tissue culture. No contamination but they are just not germinating. I don't think it is my sterilization process because I do get other seeds to germinate.
Hopefully the veitchii grow quickly now that they have sprouted. These are the maxima I have and I have just put them in multiplication media.
Nice looking seedlings guys. Dvg it looks like you got the best germination rate of anyone that's posted so far. Avery those seedlings look really nice, yours have much more colouring than mine.
I have about 7-8 seedling survivors from this batch, I think my germination rate suffered a bit because my setup is for Highlanders and probably ran a bit cool. Anyway here are a few of them, thanks so much for this generous offer dvg, It will be exciting to see our seedlings unique traits develop over the next few years.
dvg: Sarra's safe inside
Mar 31, 2019 20:40:58 GMT -5
bonfield: I've decided to finally reveal my best-kept secret for growing healthy Neps: Just spit on them every few days, the enzymes in saliva help them to better absorb the fertilizer I spray them with!
Apr 1, 2019 14:24:31 GMT -5
dvg: Salivating up your drools?
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:07 GMT -5
dvg: Duped again on April Fool's!
Apr 1, 2019 16:30:45 GMT -5