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  1. I still don't know what I can do this year. But I was inspired by this thread (https://www.terraforums.com/forums/threads/primitive-carnivory-analyzed.142107/) and wondered if I could do anything. I didn't want to use the seeds that I plan to use for mass production of seeds in the future, so I wondered if there was something I could save from last year's failure. In some pots, I had devised a way to prevent the seeds that fall from the capsules that stick out of the pot from falling into the water of the tray. I used a stereomicroscope to collect promising seeds from many dead KSV debris and abortive grains. The seeds are so dirty that I don't know if they can be introduced into sterile conditions using PPM, but I wanted to see if they would germinate. I soaked the seeds in 500ppm GA3 (gibberellic acid) solution for 24hrs. Then I sowed the seeds on the night of March 12th. The photos were taken on the night of March 15th. It is the state of the third day after sowing. When I see the seeds of KSV, it reminds me of a rock climber's tool. Probably an evolution to keep it from falling through crack in the sandstone. [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51940493794_ca9ac14ccf_o.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51940791285_944bb517cd_o.jpg[/img] [img]https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51939185472_2b2819a93f_o.jpg[/img]
  2. It may be a solution?? When the server doesn't accept my edits or posts, I stay logged in and open a new tab to revisit the CPUK forum. The server seems to smoothly accept my posts or edits.
  3. Dear linuxman-san, Konnichiwa! "This comment can no longer be edited. It may have been moved or deleted, or too much time may have passed since it was posted for it to be edited." Some time ago, this display appeared twice in a row. How would you handle this case? Kind regards from the Far East
  4. I still have the same problem. If I succeed in posting a short text here, I will be able to reply to others smoothly.
  5. The reason the international authority does not accept my "cultivar" registration is because I am aiming for registration to the Government of Japan first. If the Government of Japan approves my variety registration after passing a strict examination, the Government of Japan will allow me an exclusive sale for a certain period of time. The international authority does not allow this. Therefore, if I succeed in registering with the Japanese government, I automatically lose the right to use "cultivar"(This word). edit: I'm sorry if it seems to be misleading. I have never applied for variety registration to international authorities. Maybe it won't happen in the future, too. I once had a registered variety in the Japanese government, but I canceled the registration because my friend of the co-applicant passed away last year. The registration system in Japan has a very strict examination, so it was "a test our skill" and a registration for honor.
  6. I still have the same problem. If I succeed in posting a short text here, I will be able to reply to others smoothly.
  7. First of all, the word "breeding" I use here means "creating new artificial varieties". It does not mean pollinating to obtain hybrid clones. Even when pollinating two pure species to create F1 Hybrid clones, the task of pollination and creating hybrid clones is only a tiny fragment / small portion of an entire breeding program. If you are confused by reading this, please do not think further. Real plant breeders (or anyone who knows what "breeding" is) can understand. The international plant naming rules of the International Society for Horticultural Science do not allow the use of “cultivar” for artificial varieties I am aiming to create. There are personal plant breeders that I admire in Japan. Whilst my current situation is nowhere near the same league as theirs, I hope to climb or rise to the heights of the people I admire in the future. They are not like the giant company Monsanto. They are not seed companies neither. I don't think these companies care about the international authority. Let's take the person related to this forum as an example. He is in heaven but I think he will allow me to do that. The league in which he existed is far above the league I'm aiming for. Almost half a century ago, I visited a nursery run by him and his son for the first time. After that, I visited their nursery frequently until I became a nursery man myself. If I remember correctly, he was already using a cane at that time. You will find his name attached after Dionaea in an enormous database. Maybe it also follows the Sarracenia cultivar names. Before World War II, he imported Dionaea and Sarracenia by sea, spread Dionaea in Japan, and bred Sarracenia (breeding cultivars). I often stayed in their nursery from before lunch time until dark in the evening. I followed his son, like the baby follows its mother about all day long, and watched Dionaea ‘Suzuki’ for hours. For some reason, they treated me very well. They were more famous as plant breeders for other plants such as orchids than CPs. Their names are still remembered among many plant lovers. Of course, even if my life triples, I won't be able to reach / rise to the league they were in. They cultivated a lot of precious plants and tried to prevent them from becoming extinct from Japan. They were not the type of nursery that mass-produced a limited number of varieties. They were good people for breeding. His son and his wife lived in a decent house. But he himself and his wife did not. Have you ever seen the movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"? Johnny Depp & Freddie Highmore version. Recall the house where the boy Charlie Bucket and his family lived. The house where Charlie Bucket lived is reduced to 1/20 (or less), the style is Japanese, and the condition is the same. They created a lot of cultivars by breeding, but when they sold small quantities, they got stuck in mass production of his cultivars by other nurseries. Other nurseries that were good at mass production got the cultivars he created as soon as possible and mass-produces those cultivars. He was always cornered, due to the mass production of "the cultivars he made" by other nurseries. Of course, even if he profited enough from the cultivars he created, it is doubtful that he used it to improve his own quality of life. His son was very pleased that I became a farmer as a tomato grower rather than a nursery man like them. He didn't want me to do that because their type of nursery was in such a difficult situation. As some of the members on this forum know, I immediately started doing more than just tomato production. I used to think that the American dream was the term used when talking about Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk. However, the original meaning of the American dream is "to earn income to support the family and to have a house to live in.". Just because the plant breeders I admire try to realize the American dream in the true original meaning, I cannot accept that the international authority treats them insultingly. Simply put, it's a strong anger. It's not a crime, but in my opinion it's "deadly / cardinal sin". I think that many people who belong to the international authority get their living expenses from public funds and research funds from public funds. Some of them may not understand how public funds are generated. Why didn't they use the new coined word for word that definition could change at a conference of the international authority? In my opinion the international authority is having a great negative impact on the horticultural world. I feel deprived of the word I have cherished for half a century; “cultivar”. There is a huge hole in my heart. The meaning of word might vary from person to person / each his own. It might vary from country to country. They use cold logic to force a resented agreement. I find it very insulting. I am not going to discuss here with international authority or those who are in tune with it. I have no intelligence or language ability to compete with their intellect and the logic they use. It's like resisting the logic that International Olympic Committee president used for the Japanese. "Be skilled at debate" is not considered as a virtue for many Japanese in my generation. The international authority says they are "not political". Political remarks are prohibited in this forum and no details will be given. But if the international authority is unilaterally in favor of certain countries, it is the same as the IOC has a very political side. It's ironic. The international authority has given the 101st quibbles to those who state 100 quibbles. "We do not have to respect the varieties that " the international authority "does not respect. Our country does not have to comply with the contracts made. " In my opinion the international authority is having a great negative impact on the horticultural world, even here. I would like to know if the plant breeders I admire exist outside of Japan. If so, I would love to hear your opinions and thoughts. Of course, you wouldn't write in an open forum like this because you will hesitate to write in the open forum unlike me. Please send me a personal message. Maybe it helps me fill a huge hole with something and repair it. It could be for me like “Bran mixed with pins and needles for the sake of a Scarecrow, Heart-shaped thing made of silk stuffed with sawdust for the sake of a Tin Woodman, Liquid in a square green bottle for the sake of a Lion”. Suffering from a sense of loss, those three believed they were released from it by Oz. But in reality, they had it from the beginning. Brain (Scarecrow), heart (Tin Woodman), courage (Lion). In my case it's a real loss. Isao Takai
  8. There is a very interesting thread. Primitive carnivory analyzed | TerraForums Venus Flytrap, Nepenthes, Drosera and more talk By some chance, you might see persons like me doing low-level discussions, but it's a thread worth visiting once in a while. At least one of the contributors is good at keeping the thread decent. I secretly believe that his precautionary posts have prevented me from being attacked in the past ,due to my English skills, ignorance of Western culture, my personality, etc.. The thread has a high level of discussion, it is not my place to say something, but I got an invitation. So, I posted a few things. You can see how I shot "Fantasy Flora Time-Lapse 3 The KSV pooling effect 1" at a low cost. Fantasy Flora Time-Lapse 3 The KSV pooling effect 1 - YouTube If you are confused by the word "drooling", please visit the thread below. You can understand. Is this Scrophulariaceae species practicing carnivory? | Page 2 | TerraForums Venus Flytrap, Nepenthes, Drosera and more talk
  9. I still have the same problem. This post is to get the server to accept my PC and post reply to another thread.
  10. You got quite a Cephalotus collection, nice photography! Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!
  11. This phenomenon happened many times, but I was able to edit it after posting it here. Should the server determine that my PC is not dangerous?
  12. When I try to edit, I get this popup after waiting for a long time.
  13. Part 9/9 Finally, the individuals in these photos are clones from some inbredlines which I have been trying to fix the traits. Please compare them with your plants when you have the opportunity to grow KSV and see if there is any difference. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51859667508_5b2568dd27_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51858629372_641cb44939_c.jpg https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51859683213_ff3d8f0988_c.jpg
  14. Part 8/9 Why did the seeds not ripen? When I took this photo, I was convinced that I had succeeded in mass-producing seeds last year and reported it to Allen-san's daughter. How embarrassing. I hurt my lower back and left calf in the spring. I had to work a lot to produce tomatoes, but I barely walked for over a month. Please take a look at this site. Scented Byblis! | International Carnivorous Plant Society (proboards.com) https://icps.proboards.com/thread/2348/scented-byblis?page=1 Tomatoes are planted on both sides of my wife with Byblis in her hands, B. aff. filifolia Giant from different locations, Pago region. Due to a slight delay in transplanting, seed production failed due to low temperatures. My mind is still 18 years old, but I have to admit that my brain and body are weakening. I don't know when I can work on seed production next time because I already have other plans. You may be supplied first by the Europeans mentioned above. Even if I succeed, I'm not a worldwide distributor so don't ask me directly. I will consider measures so that you guys can receive supply from proper retailers. If you can't buy from the decent retailer because of economic disparities between nations, I would consider alternatives. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51859731458_7f21efcf0f_c.jpg
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