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    How do YOU sand them? Do you just use a manual like sand paper hand brick thing? I'm thinking if I ever try to germinate em again, I'll try a bit of bleach or maybe I'll put the GA3 I bought to good use. The seeds really are pretty small, it makes em hard to sand.
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    I sanded some... I layed it on the sand paper, folded the paper over and rubbed it on itself. The seed did become white so i guess I got that part right. But I too would like to hear his method :P
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    What I do is use 400 grit sandpaper. I place the seed on the sandpaper and then press my finger on the seed and move my finger back and forth over the sandpaper with the seed. This not only sands the seed, but the finger as well.
    I try to sand 2 sides of the seed till a see a little bit of the white showing through the seed coat.
    Let's play where's the sand paper. If you look on page 2 of this thread, the first post by me, picture 4. can you find the piece of sandpaper?
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    triangle shape, next to scissors Do I win a few Drosophyllum seed? lol I have one more in the fridge to play with. I went and bought an eight inch pot, and a bag of vermiculite. (sand, peat, perlite,sand paper I have)
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    adnedarn,
    Have any luck getting any to germinate?

    Here is an updated pic of mine.


    And here is a pic of a seed I sanded, cut the tip off, and then soaked in water for 36 hours. It has beeen in the pot for a week and I can see It's sending out a root already.


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    Gecko,

    Any updated pics on your 'lil baby Slobbering Pine??


    I'd like to try my hand at this one, even though I'm still a functional amateur...

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    Fryster,
    All the seed that I used come from my original plant that died. I no longer have any extra seed, and do not know where you can find any at this time. They do surface from time to time, so keep an eye out for them.

    Now on to the updates.


    This is the one I just sanded the seed coat and placed in the pot.


    This is the one I sanded the seed coat and cut the tip off. It soaked in water for 36 hours.

    I just started to place the plants outside in full sun when I get home from work, typically 4:00 - 4:30 to sunset. I bring them back inside at night till I get home from work again the next day. The plants are very small and do not want them out in full sun all day, plus you never know when a surprise thunder storm might come along and create a mess for the tiny plants.

    In case anyone wonders, it took me 5 seeds to get these 2 plants. The other seeds still have not germinated and at this point I do not expect them to.


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    Nice growth!

    Looks like a little octopus emerging from the soil... hehe.....

    So, germination rate for drosophyllum can be pretty low 'eh?

    I did find five seeds online. Gonna give it a shot...

    Who knows, maybe I'll have beginner's luck.
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