Let the tissue culture begin!
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Some neat stuff in this thread! Love the time lapses.
Did your sphagnum end up growing over the algae or no? Wondering if h2o2 is safe on sphagnum... I'm guessing not, though.
As for the sphagnum.....it didn't. While sphagum can recover from dilute H2O2 applications as long as the inner stem isn't killed (my experience), it didn't seem to be a very effective treatment for algae in the spahgnum cultures. On other plants and media, it works really well to wipe out algae and fungi, but I have yet to remove algae from a living sphagnum culture, and have it stay away afterwards. I'd say your best bet is to just trim the live clean heads, thoroughly rinse them anyway, and then use them to start a new culture.
Looking forward to it, then! One of my pings is sending up a flowerbud right now, and I was like dangnabbit, if I'd only thought of doing time lapses like Doom... Haha.Originally Posted by Doomsday
Itís too bad the H2O2 treatment doesn't rid sphagnum of algae. Does the spaghnum still turn yellow with dilute applications of it though? I dealt with aphids by way of neem solution, and while it worked that did bleach my sphagnum blonde in places.