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Have been reading up recently on colchicine/oryzalin and their use in plant breeding (specifically in Drosera hybrids) to produce fertile (otherwise infertile) hybrids by chromosome doubling.

Where (if at all) can these chemicals be acquired safely and legally? I'm aware oryzalin is a component in some herbicides but am unable to source any from the UK.

Thanks, Rob.

 

 

 

 

 

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I would guess that being quite toxic substances, they would be highly regulated and difficult to obtain.

Sorry that doesn't help - just my thoughts!

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9 hours ago, corky said:

Think colchicine is used by gout sufferers , so if you know someone with gout

Quite correct it is extracted from crocus. Sorry I do not have any

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Not crocus but Colchicum which has crocus-like flowers in autumn and is confusingly called autumn crocus in the U.K. Colchicine is extremely toxic to humans so unlikely to be easily obtainable


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11 hours ago, Ali Baba said:

Not crocus but Colchicum which has crocus-like flowers in autumn and is confusingly called autumn crocus in the U.K. Colchicine is extremely toxic to humans so unlikely to be easily obtainable


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thanks for correcting by misunderstanding between crocus and autumn crocus(its saffron you get from actual crocus)

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