Alright, we have several ways to help the Byblis seeds germinate which growers discovered by accident.
1. PingMan's Heat and Bleach Method
2. Cindy's Pinch and Sow Method
3. Dewy's Forget and Leave Them for a Month Method
4. Dewy's Peat First and Distilled Water Later Method
So for my latest batch of seeds...well yes, for Byblis there is always seeds...but getting them to germinate is another story...anyway...I decided that I would carry out a combo of several methods.
* First, I left them in an open plastic container for a month.
* Then I gave some away for other growers to experience the frustration and kept some for my own insanity.
* Soaked them in hot water and noticed there was no purple colouration leaching out. Skipped the bleach.
* After leaving them overnight in the water, I sowed them on live sphagnum moss. Not sure if it helps with germination but it is just that I can see the seeds better than if I sow them on peat.
* I pinched one seed last week to remove the seed coat and it germinated yesterday.
* Today, I saw that another seed germinated. This seed had its seed coat intact and it germinated in 2 weeks.
Not as quick as some growers might have experienced but it is the fastest for me. Recently, I had one seed germinate after 6 months. The seed was a month old when I received it and it was treated with hot water and bleach. There are others like it which are still in the same pot and I really wonder when or if they will germinate.