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    Quote[/b] (Seandew @ Nov. 28 2005,3:58)]
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    Quote[/b] (shokuchuu @ Nov. 28 2005,12:19)]Well, first off, the erythrorhiza and stolonifera are tuberous Drosera - they'll need a good loooooong hot summer to germinate in the fall/winter.
    Not actually true. As long as the seeds are fresh all they require is a cool/cold period in winter to germinate. Mine are sown in early fall and germinate as soon as the night temps drop down to about 2 deg C (sorry don't know F). I definitely agree you will need alot of patience though to raise them to maturity- definitely not beginners plants.

    The D. Auyan Tepui is most likely just a form of D. spatulata. For some reason these seed have been passed throughout the world and always turn out to be D. spatulata.

    As the others have said, D. dielsiana is easy to grow and will germinate after 3-4 weeks in good conditions with fresh seed.
    Seandew, that's extremely good to know. I'll get sowing then!

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    Thanks everyone for the info and advise, "IF" i get these dew seeds i will let you know how it goes with germination and such.. I have plenty of patients when it comes to waiting on them germinating.. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img]
    shokuchuu, awsome pic and beautiful dew..

    Christian Dietz, if thats the case on Auyan Tepui and they are no longer in cultivation then how can people say thats what these seeds are truely from?? Are people miss labling these dews??
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    Quote[/b] (*Barracuda_45* @ Nov. 28 2005,8:58)]Christian Dietz, if thats the case on Auyan Tepui and they are no longer in cultivation then how can people say thats what these seeds are truely from?? Are people miss labling these dews??
    Because growers who do not have much idea about Drosera keep obtaining this seed, growing it to maturity and passing the subsequently produced seed off as D. sp. "Auyan Tepui" without realising it is only D. spatulata.

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    Quote[/b] (Seandew @ Nov. 27 2005,10:58)]
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    Quote[/b] (shokuchuu @ Nov. 28 2005,12:19)]Well, first off, the erythrorhiza and stolonifera are tuberous Drosera - they'll need a good loooooong hot summer to germinate in the fall/winter.
    Not actually true. As long as the seeds are fresh all they require is a cool/cold period in winter to germinate. Mine are sown in early fall and germinate as soon as the night temps drop down to about 2 deg C (sorry don't know F). I definitely agree you will need alot of patience though to raise them to maturity- definitely not beginners plants.

    The D. Auyan Tepui is most likely just a form of D. spatulata. For some reason these seed have been passed throughout the world and always turn out to be D. spatulata.

    As the others have said, D. dielsiana is easy to grow and will germinate after 3-4 weeks in good conditions with fresh seed.
    Seriously?
    So if you stuck the pot in the fridge every night and then took it out for the lights each day, you "might" get germination?

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    Hi,

    I have myself grown many plants from seeds i got as D. sp 'Auyan Tepui'. They always turned out to be D. spatulata or D. dielsiana. Mislabelled plants are common if it comes to Drosera. I don't know how many times i got seeds labeled as D. affinis, burkeana, communis, montana, kaieteurensis, esmeraldae (and some more i do no more remember), that nearly all turned out to be D. spatulata. Some years ago i even got seeds of D. nidiformis labelled as D. madagascariensis (something, that even an untrained eye must realize to be wrong) or D. aliciae seeds labelled as D. sessilifolia! Not to mention the many wrong labelled plants i got! I am sure, there are still many of these plants around and people do not even realize, they are growing something wrong. Checking Drosera ids is a must (and for all other species too).

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    Quote[/b] (The Griffin @ Nov. 29 2005,12:07)]Seriously?
    So if you stuck the pot in the fridge every night and then took it out for the lights each day, you "might" get germination?

    Thanks,

    Joe
    Most certainly! The most important thing though is to ensure that the seed is fresh (difficult to do).

    Last season I had success with every species I sowed- including species such as D. stolonifera, ramellosa, macrophylla, platypoda, erythrorhiza, macrantha, graniticola, bulbosa, neesii and others.

    As soon as the night temps got down to close below 40F (5 deg C) I began to get germination. When they got down to about 35F (2 deg C) they all germinated. After sowing it took about 2 months before I saw the first signs of germination. The same has occurred in past years.

    Your idea of placing the pots in the fridge overnight may work but you will need to ensure that the pots are covered to prevent the substrate from dehydrating. I'd be careful about placing them too close to the lights though as you don't want the day temps to get much above 65F (17 deg C)- ideally maxing at around 15 deg C.

    For easy species like D. auriculata and peltata, I wouldn't even bother. They should germinate in night temps down to around 47-51F (8-10 deg C).

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    Since the original post requested images, here is my stolonifera from a couple years ago. It is still working on getting up right now.

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    Beautiful plant. Pyro. My recently acquired stolonifera tuber is starting to grow. I hope it turns out to be half as good as that one!

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