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    The oddball tools of the trade...

    1) Magnifying Glass: Maybe they're not that original, but I like to keep a magnifying glass around to look for new growth, aphids, flowers, and sprouting.

    2) Paint Brush - Pollinating

    3) Spaghetti Collander - rinsing media

    4) Duct Tape & Coat Hangers - just because....

    5) Coffee Filter - B. liniflora bleaching and rinsing

    6) Centrifuge Tubes - sprouting leaves and shipping

    7) Used Plastic Gallon Jugs - storing rain or creek water

    8) Ziplocks - sprouting seeds

    9) Plastic Gumball containers - Shipping and cold stratification of Sarracenia seeds

    10) Yogurt Containers - 2" pots

    11) Disposable Pipette Dispensers - Shipping, germination

    12) Used Garden Trays - cultivating

    13) Banding - tags

    14) Sporks - removing plants for shipping

    What do you use for this hobby?












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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    7) Used Plastic Gallon Jugs - storing rain or creek water
    I once used these in an attempt to grow seed (cut away everything so there was just a little tray).

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    9) Plastic Gumball containers - Shipping and cold stratification of Sarracenia seeds
    What are these?

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    12) Used Garden Trays - cultivating
    I need to get some of these. I'm currently using those coke flats that caterers and gas stations use. They hold six 2-liter bottles. I found them in my car; I think my wife accidentally forgot to return them from her former jobs years ago. I actually use them to raise the level of my grow rack to get small plants closer to the light.

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    14) Sporks - removing plants for shipping
    And eating Taco Bell while cultivating!

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    4) Duct Tape & Coat Hangers - just because....
    Just because in case the world starts falling apart while cultivating!

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    Small manicuring-type scissors for pruning leaves, roots etc.

    Hobby tweezers for whatever & everything.

    Electric hobby soldering tool/iron for putting more holes in drained plastic pots.

    Spray bottles. (naturally...)

    Lots of old newspapers for a mat for your work-space.
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    I use the business end of a pen to poke holes in soil to transplant tiny seedlings into.
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    Xvart: I don't have a picture but if you look at the vending machines that sell gum, it's those.

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    Talking

    I use:

    Toothpicks - pollinating and transplanting seedlings

    Ziplocks - sandwich and gallon size for shipping plants and small craft size for shipping gemmae and growing some Utricularia.

    Tweezers - Transplanting, plucking leaves, and doing anything else that big fingers would otherwise muck up.

    2oz deli containers - Sprouting seeds in water and storing gemmae and large seeds

    Paintbrush - Placing gemmae in soil, pollinating, feeding fruitflys to my dews

    Small styrofoam boxes - shipping small plants and gemmae

    Cheap storage containers - sprouting leaf cuttings and water trays

    13 gal. trash bag - Mixing peat and perlite and storage of the same

    Short straw & coffee filter paper - collecting gemmae
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    Cheap storage containers - germinating seeds
    Chopsticks - transplanting seedlings
    Mortar trays / litter boxes- water trays / mixing soil
    *BLACK* Sharpie markers - writing on labels 'cause the colored stuff fades WAAAY fast

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimscott View Post
    Xvart: I don't have a picture but if you look at the vending machines that sell gum, it's those.
    See" acorn capsules": URL removed per request from someone working for that company.
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