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    It's been one of dem days BigCarnivourKid's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nepfreak View Post
    If I could teleport over to Colorado, I'd harvest all of your pygmy gemmae for you.
    And I'd let you for a 50/50 split

    Quote Originally Posted by CPsInAtl View Post
    how do you harvest your gemmae without destroying the plant? When my pygmys produced gemmae last year I tried the "turn the pot over" method which resulted in the soil sliding right out. I eventually just took the adult plants, uprooted them, rubbed them between my fingers to get the gemmae, then threw the adult plants out.
    I use a straw from a Capri Sun or similar straw from one of those drinks you by in a pouch or small box. They're small enough that you don't burst a lung sucking in a bunch of air, but large enough in diameter that scorpiodes gemmae can pass through them. I cut the circular bottom from a coffee filter and use that to cover the end of the straw. The biggest trick is not getting the filter paper all slobbery. That makes it hard to get the gemmae out of it. I also use a toothpick to loosen the gemmae enough to be easy to suck up.
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    Mini vaccum cleaner with straw attachement ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigCarnivourKid View Post
    I use a straw from a Capri Sun or similar straw from one of those drinks you by in a pouch or small box. They're small enough that you don't burst a lung sucking in a bunch of air, but large enough in diameter that scorpiodes gemmae can pass through them. I cut the circular bottom from a coffee filter and use that to cover the end of the straw. The biggest trick is not getting the filter paper all slobbery. That makes it hard to get the gemmae out of it. I also use a toothpick to loosen the gemmae enough to be easy to suck up.
    I just had a flashback to a certain Bugs Bunny episode where BB meets up with a dart blowing savage that he calls, "nature boy". It ends up with "nature boy" swallowing his own dart, along with profuse coughing.

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