I'm toying with the idea and found a hobbyist selling some seeds of dews I'd like to try, specifically:
D. aliciae, D. capillaris, and D. pulchella.
I've also been wanting to try germinating really any CP from seed so I think this would be a good opportunity to attempt it while not burning a huge hole in my pocket. I'm also under the impression that these are at least relatively easy species to cultivate.
I have been reading the ICPS pages on these guys as well as Tamlin's threads on growing drosera from seed. I still have a few questions though.
1) Tamlin mentioned using food containers (tupperware?) as a pot. How would one go about sterilizing them for CP use? The ICPS page also recommends wrapping the pot in plastic to prevent fungus and other pests from getting at the seedlings. Would sealing the container suffice?
2) Can the seeds be stored for an extended period of time? Obviously it would have to be within reason but I am wondering if I could have a back up plan in case I screw up.
3) I've seen the word "stratification" thrown around and while I do understand the meaning behind the process, would it be needed for these species? Any good articles on how to best do it you could point me to?
4) Just to make sure, shipping SEEDS from Europe to the US does not require any permits, certificates, etc. correct?
I apologize for all the questions but doing it right the first time is always the goal.