User Tag List

Informational! Informational!:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Pygmy question:

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    212
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hi all Expert,

    This is one of my Pygmy, the question: Is this the right time to harvest the gemmae? If so, how?



    Thanks

  2. #2
    Tropical Fish Enthusiast jimscott's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Western New York
    Posts
    18,768
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll be asking that question again in about 5 months, but that is one great picture - the best I've ever seen of gemmae.

  3. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Oswego, New York, U.S.A.
    Posts
    5,290
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lightly press the outermost rim of the gemmae "wheel" with a moistened cotton swab stick. Just press, don't drag. Gemmae are sort of spring loaded, and will go flying off in all directions unless you hold them down. If they are ready, a gentle pressure should pop them out, and they will stick to the cotton.

    Congratulations on your gemmae! This is likely one of the D. paleacea subspecies. One of the ssp. (and I am not yet sure which but probably it is D. paleacea ssp. trichocaulis) always forms gemmae here in the longest days of summer, in defiance of the reversed seasons.
    "Grow More, Share More"

  4. #4

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    6 Vine St Taperoo 5017 South Australia
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here in Australia we use hand held suction device. All you need is a small plastic bottle (a urine specimen jar is prefect), about 1m (3ft) of clear plastic hosing, some string. and little piece of panty hose.
    Save alot of time collecting gemmae.

  5. #5

    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    6 Vine St Taperoo 5017 South Australia
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Tamlin Dawnstar @ June 17 2004,2:27)]Lightly press the outermost rim of the gemmae "wheel" with a moistened cotton swab stick. Just press, don't drag. Gemmae are sort of spring loaded, and will go flying off in all directions unless you hold them down. If they are ready, a gentle pressure should pop them out, and they will stick to the cotton.

    Congratulations on your gemmae! This is likely one of the D. paleacea subspecies. One of the ssp. (and I am not yet sure which but probably it is D. paleacea ssp. trichocaulis) always forms gemmae here in the longest days of summer, in defiance of the reversed seasons.
    Drosera paleacea ssp paleacea is all ways the first to produce gemmae in my collection,it starts usually about month to 6 weeks before the hybrids and pygmea. That in March here.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •