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    i got the following neps in spike!:

    ventricosa squat - female - any stud is welcomed!
    spike on the female is now erect, waiting for the buds to open...





    maxima green - male - who needs some pollen, please post here! now waiting for the buds

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    You're not gonna be pollinating me Santos. Get away with that thing!

    Oh and somehow, saying "the spike on the female is now erect" sounds just plain wrong.

    Hope you find the mate of your dreams Santos!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JBL @ May 29 2006,4:22)]You're not gonna be pollinating me Santos. Get away with that thing!

    Oh and somehow, saying "the spike on the female is now erect" sounds just plain wrong.

    Hope you find the mate of your dreams Santos!!
    LMAO!!!!!! c'mon now!!!! you know what i mean!
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    As a last resort, will you pollinate them with each other? I know the cross has been done to death probably(I have stock in the 'Red Leopard' company myself), but maybe not with an all green maxima...really don't know if that will be interesting or not-just curious.

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    doest matter, anything is good.
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    How do you pollinate a female flower with a male? Where is the pollen on the male? I see no powdery stuff, but yellow things. I plucked off a male flower and rubbed it on a female flower, but I don't think that's gonna do the trick
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    It may take the stamen (that's the yellow thing) a day or two to ripen, so don't cut them off the flower. When I pollinate nepenthes, I put both plants side-by-side and rub the yellow stamens against the female pistils. I take a few minutes every day for about a week, hitting each pistil every day to insure fertility. It seems to work for me. I just planted about 1000 seeds of (Nepenthes spathulata x maxima) x (Nepenthes spathulata x alata) that I cross pollinated earlier this spring. Every pistil was set with seed.

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    Flowers on a male nep have kind of a longer flower with the stamen at the end, wich looks kind of like a yellowish ball. The female doesnt have that "ball" towards the end it has ths stigma. Just Use a paint brush to "paint" the pollen from male to female. Be sure to go back and forth a couple times (once or twice a day)

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