Re: first-time orchid sower here


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Abgeschickt von Ross Kouzes am 31 Mai, 2007 um 17:11:55

Antwort auf: Re: first-time orchid sower here von Lorna McHardy am 31 Mai, 2007 um 11:46:35:

Hi Lorna,

"That's interesting... especially as all the references I've found so far specify 5-10 minutes!" -  5-10 min. is the average for "ordinary" orchids, not the good ones ;-)  Cyps as a genus typically need at least 30 min. and not more than 6h to do the bleaching properly. They are hardy orchids with germination inhibitors and a relatively thick seed coat. Bleach destroys these slowly.

"...this stuff is really still very much in development, isn't it?" - Yes, but not by an order of magnitude! Most of the innovations in Cyp flasking have occurred in the past 10-15yrs, although there were a few early successes 50+yrs ago. There is still a lot of perfecting to do!


Best,

Ross


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