Paph. Quantum Light—alba x Saint Swithin (half album)

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Ernesto

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Another attempt at alba multifloral hybrids. This time it’s an alba Brachypetalum hybrid as the pod parent
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pollinated with my Saint Swithin with philippinense alba as a parent.

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Pollination happened 10/13/22, pod was harvested May 2023 and sown 6/1/23.

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I saw germination mid-July, then I split the protocorms into three groups for colchicine treatment on 8/5/23.

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Just shy of 4 months after flasking and 2 months after colchicine treatment, here’s how the control group is doing

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Here’s how the weak dose (2 uM colchicine, 4 weeks in the dark) is doing. I never got around the chance to removing the solution from their flask, but that doesn’t seem to have slowed them down too much

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And lastly, the strong (50 uM colchicine for 5 days) group. Low survival, but the protocorms are green and (slowly) putting on size— no roots or leaves yet though. At the very least I know the colchicine dose did… something lol

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That’s all for now!
 

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