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Thread: Heeeeelp...... I just received GA3 for Byblis hybrid seeds....

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    Here are both flowering plants:





    Now for the hard part...

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    Slice and dice

    Brian says the stigma will be dewy looking if they are receptive, almost like tiny Drosera. Pollen should stick readily to the stigma.
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    Pollen? LOL! I haven't seen any pollen. Glad I took the 'before' picture, before butchering the flower parts. I ended up plucking the anthers and putting them on paper, on top of the light, where it's warmer & drier. Who knows... maybe I'll get lucky.... Hey, is that tranparent looking thingy supposed to be the stamen?

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    Yeah, the purple tube with the puff ball on the end is the stigma. Slice the banana open lengthwise and the pollen should be available. I used a #15 scalpel. A single edged razor or Xacto knife would work just as well.
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    Hi guys,

    I lost a 7" pot which had about 15 plants growing in it. The larger species of Byblis don't seem to be too forgiving when they run out of root space! Or they really hate sharing root space with their siblings! Or they need TONS of direct sunlight to do well in the same pot.

    Note to self: sweetpea-san on the ICPS forum recommended that each plant (B. guehoi) to have its own 4"-7" pot. Given the size of my growing area....time to go back to growing B. liniflora...or B. rorida...
    Cindy

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    I've noticed that one plant in a pot out-competes its siblings!

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    I should repot them, they're still in their thumb pots. The B. guehoi are not doing well at all. Down to one plant of A and B each.

    Hybrid one plant aborted all its flowers after I pollinated the one - no seeds. The other flowering plant is still flowering - again no seeds from the one flower I managed to cross-pollinate. I can attempt to cross pollinate two flowers on the same plant.
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    Hmmm...I need to sow another set of seeds to see how they turn out. The monsoon season usually ends by May but there is still very heavy rain up to this week.
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