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    Smile Devil's Claws - Wanna speed up germination?

    After 17 days, I had the following results...

    1 out of 12 Probosidea seeds germinated.
    2 out of 7 Ibicella seeds germinated.

    I noticed that there seemed to be a 2nd inner seed coat (thin and translucent compared to the hard outer black/white seed coat).



    So I scrapped part of it off the rest of the Ibicella seeds and they all germinated in next 2 days!


    Today, I peeled part of the seed coat off the Probosidea seeds.
    Cindy

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    Thanks for providing the info! I never knew there was a second seedcoat. Do you soak them in warm water or nick them?

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    Careful when doing this as there is higher risk in damaging the endosperm and embryo. I tried doing this last year and ended up splitting the endosperm of several seed in halves, destroying the seed. Maybe my dexterity sucks though.
    -Joel from Southern California


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    Jimscott, I nicked them with a scalpel. But I am pretty good at it.

    There is more Ibicella and Probosidea germination today!
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    Thank you for the info and I will have to remember that next time.
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