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    sarracenia lover dionae's Avatar
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    Peroxide works like a charm JB and has never hurt my seeds.

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    Thanks I will pick up a fresh bottle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric_N View Post
    Holy Cow. O___O Do you have a growlist? Must be a lot of plants to get this many seeds and crosses.
    Yes Eric, I have a grow list and yes, it's a lot of plants. I did about 80 crosses last spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JB_OrchidGuy View Post
    Fred do you treat your seeds with anything before stratifying? I am about to stratify some seeds and was thining of doing a 1 part bleach to 10 parts water but thought I would ask first.
    Thanks

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    Sorry I missed the part about not stratifying with anything. I know bleach is used to sterilize seeds for cultureing. Would leaving them in the solution hurt them in the stratifying process?

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    Also how long do you strat yout seeds? is 2 weeks sufficient?
    Correct JB, I never use anything on my seeds and I never have a mold/fungus problem. I don't think I would leave them in a bleach solution during stratification. Just doesn't sound benefcial to the seed itself to leave them in it for so long a period.

    2 weeks of stratification usually is not enough for Sarrs. I strat for 4-5 on average but never less than 4. I usually get almost a 100 % strike rate with 4-5 weeks of strat.

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    Thankyou for the info Fred. I used peroxide. After a while it turns to pure water anyway. I set my calendar for just over four weeks on a day I would be off. I'm going to use the 24 hr light method outlined by bugweed. If I get strikes It will be my first time growing from seeds.
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    Good luck JB!

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