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    Just to put the pic into context, that's a 125ml bottle (4.2 ounces), it's only 1.5 inches in diameter and 4-5 inches tall. the q-tip sounds like a plan, i like the siphon idea, but it overcomplicates a simple problem. I believe a screen is used on the suction tube to keep whatever you are sucking up from coming out of the container, like a vacuum and its filter. If ever you go that way, I'd use cotton, cause you don't want to be inhaling any sand that might make it through a metal screen(what would you use? a baby food jar?).

    Is it true if you drop a drop of water on the center of the gemmae cluster, they go flying? I can't wait to see that happen.
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    You can always buy/make a "pooter" (insect aspirator) that entomologists and botanists use to collect small insects or seeds.

    How to make a simple "Pooter"
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    Mold will get to them soon. They need air circulation and good light.
    Gemmae will not "fly" that easy...usually it takes more than just a drop. Collect them will not be easy either.
    Keep posting....i'm curious for how long they will survive you experiment. Sorry for the negative post....but i just don't see this working.
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    Depending on the species, I'm guessing you may have more success with one than another. I know with my first pygmies from gemmae (D. x 'Lake Badgerup', I still thought sundews needed 100% humidity and I grew them in a cut-out 1 liter pop bottle with saran sealing the top. They did great in there. However, D. 'Lake Badgerup' is known for being insanely easy so I could see that other spcs might be a bit more sensitive.
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    yeah.. i didn't think about mold and circulation... shoot. Well, that's why it's an experiment! I can afford the loss but gain so much more if it works!
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    well, this browser isn't letting me edit my old repy...
    They got this big before I took the cover off:

    (higher res http://www.growsundews.com/sundews/p...vivipary-1.JPG
    (they started having false vivipary during August of the hot summer months for some reason.
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    Well, after almost two weeks, no mold, and they are now sporting four carnivorous leaves, so far so good! No need to water yet either!
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