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    I'm not a chemist, but isn't the sugar we use sucrose (a disaccharide) and isn't the sugar plants use glucose (a monosaccharide), and doesn't that mean the leaf would have to break down sucrose into glucose? How does it do that - or can plants use sucrose?

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    got me. i know humans break down sucrose into glucose and that's what blood sugar tests show, i think?

    all i know is that it works [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]

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    Correct me if I am wrong but isn't all sugar the same? The only difference if I remember is the arrangement of C6h12O6 or the arrangement of the carbon, hydrogen, and Oxygen

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    rubrarubra,
    When I was doing research on tissue culture, sugar was was used in every mix. That's were I got the idea of trying sugar water and funguscide.
    My success rate with my ceph was 16% with plain water. Then I decided I can not do any worse and tried the sugar / fuguscide mix. My success rate went up to 83%.
    I just took a few leaf cuttings this past weekend and added another extra ingredient into my mix. I added a drop of Superthirve.


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]My success rate with my ceph was 16% with plain water. Then I decided I can not do any worse and tried the sugar / fuguscide mix. My success rate went up to 83%.
    Wow, that's quite a difference. Are you using a neem oil based fungicide?

    I wonder if one could also use the multiplication hormone from tissue culture with this method. Or multivitamin tablets...
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    rubrarubra,
    The fungicide I use is Dragon Systemic Fungicide 3336 WP. The idea you mention about a multivitamin tablets is why I added a drop of Superthrive this last time.


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    Hmm...good idea!

    I've heard about this mainly with pumpkins. They'll cut into the vine and place a bowl of sugar water underneath to help it grow larger. It used to be one of the main tricks in growing those gigantic championship contest pumpkins you see on TV.

    I've also heard that if you use beer instead of sugar, you'll get a pumpkin that has a beer flavor to it. Though I doubt anybody wants to eat a beer sundew
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    speek for yourself, scott!!!



    you can even see the binata leaves...

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