Today I began an experiment with D. adelae and what they do when they're polyploid. For those that don't know, polyploidy is when an organism has more than the usual number of chromosome sets, such as twice as many, four times, etc. For this experiment, adelae root cuttings were exposed to .1% oryzalin for 24 hours and we're gonna see how they grow differently than normal ones.
Brick of red/green sphagnum moss. Not looking to happy right now.
Fluffed up now. Right is control tray.
The D. adelae roots that are being used.
Drosera adelae cuttings in their petri trays. The others are fast plants, as we're experimenting with them too. I had to count all those seeds by hand, no tweezers. Not fun because static would make them roll away,
Everything soaking. Tomorrow we rinse them and get them in the proper substrate. Orange is experimental.