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Thread: Helimaphora from seed: old school and new school . . .

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    I know this killer fungus, it is not new in cultivate.
    It is not a trichoderma but a pythium ( phytophtora) ,an other is also dangerous the botrytis .

    for me I think that the trichoderma is a good solution to boost a lot of plant , I must tried on a common heliamphora hybrid.

    see this infos :trichoderma

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff 2 View Post
    I know this killer fungus, it is not new in cultivate.
    It is not a trichoderma but a pythium ( phytophtora) ,an other is also dangerous the botrytis .

    for me I think that the trichoderma is a good solution to boost a lot of plant , I must tried on a common heliamphora hybrid.

    see this infos :trichoderma

    jeff
    You misunderstood. I never suggested that Trichoderma was the cause of the "sudden death" (that was the harmful fungi in the growing media mentioned above) but was a preventative measure against it . . .
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    Good evening BigBella. Would you care to discuss your sterilization process on your seeds/rhizomes? I am very interested in knowing your sterilization solution and soak time procedures.

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    The Heliamphora seeds are generally soaked in a 10-15% bleach solution for fifteen minutes, then rinsed in either sterile water or 2% hydrogen peroxide; or, alternatively, fifteen minutes in a 1:1 mix of PPM (Plant Preservative Mixture) to sterile, distilled water and immediately plated. A pouch constructed of filter paper keeps the seeds from either floating or sticking to the sides of the jar; and I alternate between methods.

    In the past, I have used 70% isopropyl alcohol and bleach combinations but have found the above sterilization techniques sufficient -- and far less a pain in the **** . . .
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    Very good info. Thank you for sharing. Will have to this this subscribed for future reference.
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    Why thank you Sir! I will go down the PPM route when it is time to go. These seeds do have a lot of surface area so I will give them a nice long soak.

    I appreciate the information! This is going to be very information worthy thread!

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    Here are a few Heliamphora sprouts, probably only a day or two old, since they were all but unnoticeable on Wednesday. They were planted on 16 June; those in culture have yet to sprout.

    Heliamphora sp. "Angasima"
    Last edited by BigBella; 07-29-2011 at 03:53 PM.
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    Beautiful shots and congratulations there David. Thanks for sharing.

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