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    Sowing cephalotus seeds in 14mL vial holders

    Hello,

    I have recently came into possession of some cephalotus seeds and after searching on the forum, came up with a plan to sow them. Some one else on this forum used seed-starter sponge to propogate pullings, maybe RSS or Jcal, can't remember. But I got inspiration for this from them.



    Some time ago I saved the styrofoam vial holders motivated by some vague idea of their usefulness in the future. The holders are about 1.25" deep and have cavities which are 5/8" in diameter and about 1" deep.
    The plan was to have them sit in a tray with water so after experimenting with the diameter of the drain, each was stuffed with washed and trichoderma inoculated LFS.





    Each cavity would hold 1 seed placed directly in the middle (or as close as possible). Each seed packet contained 3-4 seeds, so I filled three rows and left the ones in between empty.




    I poured some flowable trichoderma solution onto each cavity as well, stuffed the whole thing into a ziploc bag and placed onto my southwest facing window. After reading the threads here and on other forums it looked like the stratification was not a guarantee to success so these were not stuffed into a refrigerator.



    The tray might not be getting enough light so I might put it under fluorescent lights instead.

    Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
    Last edited by gill_za; 04-04-2016 at 02:49 AM.

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    Nice set up. Good luck!

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    oooh, I like this... I'll be watching closely. I have similar bloodvial foams I've thought of doing something similar with.....

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    Yep these are from 14mL falcon plastic tubes I bring home all the trash from the lab I think might be slightly useful. I am a hoarder.

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