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    Hey everyone,

    I think I have asked this question before but the answer was not as clear as I would have liked. My D. capensis flowered and all of the flowers have closed. The the pods that held the flower are now all brown but the flower stalk is still green.

    Is it time to harvest the seeds now?
    Should the whole stalk turn brown?

    I ask this becasue i would like to give the seeds away to people, but i want them to be viable. Also i do not want to have 4000 D. capensis growing, i already have enough, trust me.

    Thanks
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    Proly only the pods, ask any cp grower in america, they'll know, its one of the easiest to grow (well over there anyway)
    I think my bro harvests his intermidia seeds when the pods are brown, just be careful no to rip off the entire stalk though (like he did), or valuable seeds will be wasted. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]

    One question, anyone know whether D.capillaris is self fertile? My baby capillaris flowered four times and I can't get seed out of it, the seed pods were empty. Any ideas? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img]

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    Jason, I believe that D.capillaris is self fertile from what I have observed in my terrarium. I could be wrong though.

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    Re: D. capensis seed: If the pods are brown the seed should be fine.

    Re: D. capillaris self seeding: D. capillaris in my collection set seed by selfing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ May 29 2004,3:51)]Re: D. capensis seed: If the pods are brown the seed should be fine.
    Does this hold true for other Drosera - such as intermedia and anglica?

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    Yes:
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I think my bro harvests his intermidia seeds when the pods are brown, just be careful no to rip off the entire stalk though (like he did), or valuable seeds will be wasted. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
    Hehe first time I quoted meself... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img]
    Thanks for the capillaris info, sorry for being soooo newbie-like, but how do you harvest seed, and when to harvest? *turns away, red with embarassment* [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img] ? red anyway...

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    Soon, very soon: D. capensis 'alba', anglica, intermedia, spatualata.

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