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Tobias Kulig

U. campbelliana seeds germination

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Hi,

i want to show you the germination of my U. campbelliana seeds. Sorry for the bad quality. But I think, one can recognise it well.

I had sow 10 seeds on 24th january and the first 3 seeds germinates yesterday (after exactly 4 weeks on 20th january).

I have sowed them on humid cotton pads in a lab glas. And these stands in my highland terraria with the adult plants.

Conditions:

temperature at day: 20-24°C

temperature at night: 12-14°C

slightly humid

Lighting: 70 watts HQI in the distance of 40 cms

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best regards

Tobias

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Fantastic Tobias

MY plant is about to open 4 flowers and I am hoping to get a little seed from them myself. Four weeks is longer than I would have expected.

Cheers

Andy

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Gongratulations, both of you! Tobias for having his seeds germinate and Andy for having 4 flowers! :thumbsup:

How do you cool your terrarium for night, Tobias?

Do you Andy have any pictures of the flowers?

Greetings,

Jarkko

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Hi,

thanks a lot for compliments!

@ Jarkko:

Very simply: I have altered a mini fridge! I have optimised everything that all conditions are right. On the day the lamp warms up the fridge on 20-24°C (a thermostat activates the fridge, as soon as it becomes too warm). And in the evening the lamp goes out and the fridge it is begun normally (cools up to 12-14°C).

Whole view:

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Some plants:

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best regards

Tobias

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Very nice setup Tobias, you have a big P.elongata there, congratulations.

About the U.campbelliana, how do you grow it (Medium, and watering)?

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Yeah, really nice setup! It's wonderful! Did you make the "glass" door by yourself? And did you drill the hole in the roof?

I would also be interested in the growing methods. :yes:

Greetings,

Jarkko

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Hi,

It is a fridge with a build-in glass door. Yes, I had sawed out the top for the external lighting (ATTENTION do not damage the pipelines!!) and sticked a glass plate.

regards

Tobias

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Hi,

yes, all rare Drosera are sure and all i bought the plants from sellers in germany. But the pot in the middle with "D. hirticalyx" are with seeds and there are not germinate in this time....

regards

Tobias

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Very nice setup. I need something like this, it is quite warm here in WA (Australia) I have had the Air con running last two nights set at 27c just so we can get some sleep!! D. capensis seedlings seem to be doing well though :)

Cheers

George

Edited by Binataboy

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Hi Tobias,

How are the seeds doing? Have you transferred them from the cotton wool pad to a growing medium?

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How are the seeds doing? Have you transferred them from the cotton wool pad to a growing medium?
Yes - I would also like to see current pics as they might help me to identify any possible seedlings amongst my mosses.... :evil:

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Hello,

My first U.campbelliana seed has germinated! And Im wondering, when should I transfer it from the papertowel seedtray to the final media? It's now about half a week old. No roots yet, just the first leaf. Im going to grow it as an epiphyte on a mossy branch.

Greetings,

Jarkko

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Congratulations on the germination, I'm still waiting & hoping....

Here's another thread by Tobias on campy seed germination - looks like Peter & friend have also had some germination - good job!

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Hi,

great, Jarrko! Congratulations for germinate! Please add a positiv feedback in my report, which Ron linked. That is more recent!

You can put the seedlings immediately after germination. I do this carefully with a magnifying glass and a needle.

IMPORTANT: Put not in living sphagnum moss!!! The seedlings will be overgrown!!! I recommend small chopped, dead sphagnum moss with sand and a bit of peat.

I think it's not hard to get the seeds to germinate. The night sinking is just the most important for germination.

Ron, not germinate? Which night temperature you have?

best regards

Tobias

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Ron, not germinate? Which night temperature you have?
My night temps are 14-15*C typically. Daytime temps = 21-23*C. These temps will begin to go up some as we get out of deep winter (even though they are in my basement). I sowed the seeds on a moist cotton pad.

During yesterday's inspection, I noticed that the seeds were sitting in water between the fibers on the cotton pad. I attempted to somewhat reduce this level of water by soaking some of the water with a dry paper towel.

Feb 6th was 4 weeks .... :eek::ermm::wall2:

I'll share my results if any germinate ...

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