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schloaty

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You too? They really degenerate while flowering/seeding don't they? I thought I was doing something wrong.

Well, as for collecting the seeds...it's pretty easy. Similar to a capensis or spatulata, I hold a pure white piece of paper (folded a few times for rigidity), and tap the seed-stalk against it. If there are any ripe seeds, they fall off really easily onto the paper. Note of caution: The seeds are itty-bitty-teeny-weeny. If they fall off the (pure white) paper, you'll never find them.

I only just sowed a few (a couple of days ago), so I can't tell you how long they take to germinate yet.
 
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The D. burmannii in my collection that are treated to an occasional protein supplement on legs (or wings) live much longer than the plants that subsist on a vegetarian diet. I've kept some plants from Beerwah for well over a year, while freely flowering, without any signs of diminished growth. They probably are still producing seed for their new owners.
Seedlings that are fed also exhibit improved growth, in my experience.

-Forbes
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