Advice needed kovachii seed sowing

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  1. Mar 27, 2014 #61

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    Hi Gary, thanks for sharing your receipes! I do use p668 full strength for catts but seem to me quite 'hot' for phrags... at least for species. I'll try for hybrids.
    Justin, thanks for your words. I do have some new pods hanging out thee, but for others I have to wait till next flowering season...

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  2. Jun 19, 2014 #62

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    We lost some posts here during the server switch...

    A Few seedlings (about 200) have recovered from the cooking event in my growing room and are starting to do it well again.

    Following the suggestion of Eric and Lance I am going to call this strain "spartans" because the seedlings are among the 1/1000 most heat resistant from the whole seedpod... so the seedlings have been highly "selected"... I do not know if this is going to be positive in flower size and shape but for sure is going to be good to start a line of heat resistant kovachiis as was said by Lance.

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    Yes, the first step is to establish a line that will grow at warm temps better than the wild plants, and then later start to improve the flower quality.
     
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    As an orchid enthusiast (husband says addict) I would be interested in more heat tolerant Kovachii. Dawn Dawson
     
  5. Jun 20, 2014 #65

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  6. Oct 12, 2014 #66

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    Has been a while since my last update...
    Here we go!
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    Finally the kovachii seedlings started to grow a little bit faster.
     
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    What media are you using with these Eliseo?
     
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    I've tested several media... some comercial and some made by myself... I am having the best results with MS at 1/4 adding some calcuim nitrate, banana, and maltodextrine. Sometimes I put also peptone but not always. It is critical to buffer the media. (I use MES).
    The use of maltodextrine allows to decrease the agar to 2-3gr/l keeping fair consistency of the media and very good difussion rates (this gives you more time between replates).
     
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    Looking good. Hopefully you will have blooming size before you firstborn graduates from college! :)
     
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    If they keep growing at the same rate probably not....:eek:
     
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    Stop cooking them! :poke:
     
  13. Oct 16, 2014 #73

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    The ones treated for polyploidy are much smaller.
     
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    I want to know why it takes 1+ years to get a flask back from the the lab
     
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    no hatred!!
    Yours went much much faster
     
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    Troy, Phrag species are much slower than hybrids... but in about one year under normal conditions you can have kovachii seedlings ready to be deflasked.
    I cooked my flasks because my AC system went off for a few days and the surviving seedlings had to start again from undiferenciated callus...

    I sow at about the same time some andreettae hybrids and are ten times the size of the kovachii seedlings...
     
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    New update: seedlings are ready for the last? replate.

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    The root system is doing it fine.

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    They are looking nice, Eliseo! They are already bigger than the ones from Peruflora.
     
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    Cool, keep growing. :)
     
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    Hello Eliseo! what hqppens with the seedlibgs at the end?
     

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