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    Orchid Protocorms

    Ok well sorry for all these posts, but I've asked a few people and they all seem to think that it's caused by a virus, even the professor. I could try to send in samples to a lab for ID, but really I don't want to go through all that trouble. There are like 2 small ones that may not be...
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Here's some more pictures to help with identification: There is an unnatural sheen and rippling on the top surface of the leaves, as well as these strange light spots. This condition could only have arisen within the short time of about 4 weeks after they had been taken out of tissue...
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Can anyone tell me what this is?? They've been out for some time; however, I had not taken care of them for the several weeks that they were acclimating. I left them for care under the professor, but I wonder if they had been under rather wet conditions. No fungicides were given to them...
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    ID this bug

    Those are its poops. -Ben
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    Name that Dew

    The first looks similar to D. venusta, whereas the second is most likely not a tuberous sundew, but rather D. madagascariensis. -Ben
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Haha yep, it smells like dead animals so that flys and other insects that enjoy carrion come and pollinate it. Apparently some flies like it so much, that they lay their eggs on it...:p -Ben
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Hey guys Well I came to visit the plants again, and they've definitely gotten a lot bigger! Most have roots forming, and the largest one has a really big one. They don't seem to enjoy growing their roots down into the gel, however. When I went there, I saw that one of my rectangular...
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Haha thanks man. So far, nothing's gone wrong with any of the stuff I've done, but like I said before, their setup is pretty high-tech and clean. -Ben
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Ah yea that's what it's called! Well I came back today to replate them and separate out some of the bigger guys. Here's one of the larger ones still in its plate: Here's the biggest one in its own tube; probably its final home before we deflask it: And here's what I did with all the rest...
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Well they have a pretty sophisticated set-up there, so it was pretty easy to do stuff. To sterilize the seeds, we just put them in a little container with bleach for ~5min and shook them. They have a pressure cooker, so that's where the agar solution went in to get sterilized. After that...
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Yeah that's true. I sorta took it for granted just because I found tissue culture so easy to do, but she seemed surprised that I haven't had any mold on any of my dishes. -Ben
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    Do you ever feed your plants pieces of yourself?

    This is perverse, seriously. -Ben
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Ohhhh ok I see. The botanist I worked with always said that the embryo was "underdeveloped".... -Ben
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    Saddest D. aliciae ever...help!

    Did it do this after you put it under the seed tray lights? If so, then it could have died back from an increase in light. Now it's coming back as it adjusts. -Ben
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    Orchid Protocorms

    Hey everyone, I haven't been on in a while, but I just thought I'd share what I've been working on for a little while. I started an internship back in December with a professor that is friends with my family, and while I was doing that, I saw that a member here was giving away seeds. We were...
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