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Thread: Gaahhh, I have gemmae!

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    OK, so I notice my D. nitidula x pulchella looks kinda wierd, so I get up close, and... whoa! It's gemmae! In April!

    So, now what? How do I remove them? The only gemmae I've dealt with have been neatly packaged in little baggies and sent through the mail. What now?

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    I read something about turning the plant uoside down, over something you can collect them with, and the use a toothpick to help nudge them out.

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    To collect the gemmae off my plants, I use a wet toothpick and tease them off, then put them on the soil, or package that I wish. Good job, and nice plant!

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    hey nice pic!

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    Hey...gemmae are a good thing! Enjoy! Means more plants. And nice photo by the way.
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    Try using a wet q-tip. Press it lightly to the gemmae and they will adhere to it, and they will not go popping off everywhere.
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    Hey William,
    What about that suction/vaccuum thingy you invented for harvesting gammae? I remember something about a makeshift vaccuum cleaner somewhere....
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    Congrats! Thats pretty cool.
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