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    Quote Originally Posted by DroseraLover View Post
    So, what do I do once I am ready to sow? Do I just dump the seeds and the liquid onto the media? Is there a good method for removing such tiny seeds from the solution?
    The method that I have continued to use, is to soak the seed in a 250 ppm GA3 solution, within small filter paper pouches, fastened with a plastic clip. Afterwards, the tiny seed will adhere to the saturated paper, and may be scraped with a probe or toothpick, onto the desired media. The remaining liquid is either discarded; or, if desired, refrigerated for later use . . .

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    I usually put the seeds in a coffee filter then put the coffee filter with the seeds in it and dip it in the ga3 water solution until the seeds are somewhat emersed/floating a bit then i take an elastic band and take the ends of the coffee filter and adhear it to the top of the cup or container to let the seeds soak then after the Appropriate time soaking i remove the elastic and remove the coffee filter with the seeds in it letting the water drain from the coffee filter until the seeds are sitting in the filter then i remove the seeds and sow ontop of the soil immediately hope that helps

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    Beat me to it bigbella! Thats a great idea too!

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    I use the Deno method. Take a square of paper towel or filter paper. Put the seeds on it near the center. Fold it twice. Moisten the paper with the GA3 solution with an eyedropper or pipette. Take a piece of plastic bag (Clear polyethylene the type used for food/sandwich bags) large enough to hold packet with a decent margin all around with one fold. Polyethylene will allow CO2 and O2 to pass but not H20. Fold another moistened paper towel over this. Put the whole thing in zip lock baggie for however log you need to soak them. Little wastage of solution this way. Re-using solution is not recommended as the seeds will absorb the GA3 and the concentration lowers so you wind up with unknown concentrations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Re-using solution is not recommended as the seeds will absorb the GA3 and the concentration lowers so you wind up with unknown concentrations.
    I have reused the solution two to three times without any issue or potential loss of potency; and I generally freeze it between uses . . .
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    Ive resused it aswell, anything longer then 5 to 7 days usually dwindles but i havent had to much issues with reusing it i usually have a bottle of solution in my fridge most of the time lol!
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