Amazing babies and pictures!!
I did this a while ago with P. launea seeds, but I only got one seed to germinate. What medium did you use? It looks like vermiticulite?
I've got some P. gigantae seeds. I reckon I'll have to try vermiculite. Paper towel didn't work so well...IDK. Jeff (very knowledgeable grower) suggested I try that. IDK what I did wrong but I haven't gotten a single sprout.
Mexican butterwort seeds don't have the longest shelf life, and i've had varying germination results with purchased seeds ranging from very good to zero.
If i get shut out on a mexi-ping seed type, i just chalk it up to the seed being either infertile or too old, but other factors such as media pH, and temperature differences between night and day could possibly play important factors for increasing germination rates with these seeds.
Where do you get your seed? I'm very interested in growing P. gigantea, and that's about it or the mexican pings. It does well in strong light outside here...or well enough to slowly keep getting bigger at least. Seeds of this species seem difficult to obtain. I at least need to get a few clones of the plant I guess so I can get my own seed
Twas what I was originally trying to do, but alas I still only have one.
on all my 2 seeds packet ,you had no germination ?
have you try leaves cutting , for me this method is more interessant than seeds ( no hybridation risk ) and less random.
Some of these Mexican Pinguicula seedlings are really growing along faster than i expected.
P. lilacina is making the biggest gains thus far and is already taking Drosophila melanogaster flightless fruit flies for food as well as tropical springtails.
Not sure if these mexi-ping seedlings are being overfed at this point in time, but i'll watch them closely and let them tell me how much they're liking all of the food they've been getting.
P. sharpii is putting out the next largest set of leaves/traps.
P. agnata is coming along quite nicely as well, with very good germination rates from that seed batch.
And P. moranensis, the red rosetted form, even though it's still not yet showing any of that red pigmentation, isn't doing too badly either.
Very nice. I had read of feeding tiny seedlings such as these by sparying with a solution of crushed dried bloodworms. Haven't tried that yet, though.
"Blessed are the cracked….
For they are the ones who let in the light."