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    One of my dews produced seed, and since it's the first plant I've had to produce seed, I'm wondering what to put it in to store it, and how long it is viable. Would small plastic bags be ok, or does it need to "breathe"? I'm assuming it needs to be refrigerated.
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    depends on the sundew. what species do you have?

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    D. capensis 'narrow'
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    not sure how you would store it. my capensis 'typical' just produced seeds and im just sowing them now. they dont need to be stratified. just curious as to why you want to store them?

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    Well, I have sown some of them, but I don't think I can use all of them now, so I was going to save some for use at a future time.
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    Put the seeds in an envelope and place them in the fridge. Plastic bags work, but electrostatics will become an issue when you try and pour out the contents.

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    Barry Rice once said the best way to store seeds is to send them to as many growers as possible, and he is right. My own method is to keep only enough seed to insure against plant loss, and distribute the rest. This keeps a species in circulation and gurantee's a return of the seed if you lose your plants. To store seed, place the cleaned seed in a paper envelope, and put this inside a plastic ziplock hobby bag. Be sure you record the accurate species name and the date the seed was harvested. Keep this as cold and dry as possible, but not frozen. Some dessicant gel caps placed in your storage box will help keep the contents dry.
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    Cleaned seed? How on earth would you clean something you can barely see?

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