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    Ancient Drosera Seed Project

    One of my friends who has been in the hobby longer than I have been alive gave me some Drosera seeds he had stored in his fridge, some dating back to 1993 and possibly older! I decided to give the seeds a shot and put together the setup you see below.

    Plant tags, note the D. sp. "Rhodesia", I believe we call it Zimbabwe now....


    So many seed packets!


    This is a temporary setup until I finish working on my grow cabinet.


    Showing off my shiny new LEDs!

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    This is amazing! Good luck with this project, Im extremely interested to see how the end results will look.
    How many seeds did you put per plot?
    Last edited by NemJones; 11-17-2015 at 12:50 AM.

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    Thanks Nem! Each cell got however many seeds were in each packet, some cells I even added two packets of seeds if that's how many I had. I am expecting to have a low germination rate which is part of the reason why I wanted to keep the setup to a 72 cell nursery tray.

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    Best of luck. keep us posted

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    This is great! There are some awesome old-school labels in there. Definitely looking forward to seeing how things progress.

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    Ah... makes me nostalgic. Good old 90s...

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    Did you treat them with GA3 before sowing ? I see D.arcturi in there, even fresh seeds of that one will need stratification to germinate. Good luck with these, I'm sure at least some of them are still viable.

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    Good luck! Can't wait to see what comes up.

    Those seeds are older than I am lol.
    Last edited by w03; 11-17-2015 at 03:50 AM.
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