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    Hello to everyone!
    Thanks to the pollen agency I received some fresh pollen from a guy of Austria. I live in Italy.
    After more than 2 years my Female Nepenthes ventrata is flowering!
    I wanted absolutely have the opportunity to try to get seeds from my dear plant.
    Since it is the first time that I do this...please EXPLAIN me everything I need to know to make the procedure with most chances of success!
    Every day new flowers of my ventrata are ready and so I will continue to impollinate all the new flowers sequencially....
    If today ( first day ) I did something wrong please correct me and tell me,ok?
    Today I used a wet wooden tooth stick to collect pollen and to put it on the female flower.
    Untill now I impollinated only 5 flower...during the following 7 days I will continue with the new opened flowers!
    Of course...I have another question: How I know that seed will be ready to be collected from the plant? Maybe because the capsule containing them will begin to crack? ( like sarracenia flower?).
    And how long can I store those seeds? 2 weeks? 3 weeks?
    PLEASE...I REALLY NEED HELP! FLOWERING NEPENTHES here in Italy is really not so common!
    Thanks

    Mr_Aga
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    PS: if someone else has some pollen more of another male please send it here to me with priority mail.I will return seeds if procdure will be succesfull!

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    i thought Ventrata was sterile.... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] . i heard somewhere that you get a better success rate when the flower is 60-80% open rather it being fully open.
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    Yes..infact...if you look the pictures number 5 ( before the last ) I also impollinated a flower that was not fully opened! You see it in the picture!
    Regarding Nepenthes ventrata being sterile or not...I don't know...what I know is that I searched trough the net and for example ( my case) the Nepenthes [ ventrata x ventricosa ]x[ventricosa] is a hybrid that is sold in the market...so...it should mean that seeds should be possible,don't you think?

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    Today I took again the pollen and I am continuing to pollen the other flowers..
    Let's see...please give me some answer to my questions.
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    The Deroose ventrata, the one sold as alata, is sterile. Not all ventrata are sterile. Ventrata is a hybrid that has been made many times (including some seedlings that we have using an alata giant as mother), so it is likely there are some fertile females around somewhere. However, the clone from Deroose is everywhere, and is by far the most frequently grown single plant of ventrata around....it may be the most commonly grown Nepenthes ever!

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    Deroose eh? i got mine from Lee's Botanicals....is that the same one?
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    Bruce has all kinds of things, including the Deroose clone.

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    In the next days I will also impollinate my ventrata with some pollen of [ lowii x ventricosa ].
    So...on a flower spike there is ventricosa and on the other [ lowii x ventricosa ].

    I have a question : How did the person on my pictures above send the male pollen? It was like a pasta....SO::HE JOINED THE POLLEN WITH WHAT

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