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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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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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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.


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
 

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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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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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Hello Eliseo! what hqppens with the seedlibgs at the end?
 
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