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Thread: Frist time making/collecting Nep seeds, think they're any good?

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    Frist time making/collecting Nep seeds, think they're any good?

    Hello experts I'm wondering if there is a way to look at Nepenthes seeds and tell if pollination was successful or if you have to just try them out? I think I read you can tell by the middle being swollen, but I just can't tell if this would be considered swollen or not.
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    Some look good. Hard to say. Need closer shot. Can see the ones that are good and not good in this pic.
    Last edited by kulamauiman; 08-02-2014 at 10:37 AM.

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    Just try it out... It's not it's going to be a waste of time especially if you don't have anything else to do.

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    Well, I was thinking of giving away a lot... So that would be a waste of time/shipping :-p



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    They look viable to me, but I have limited experience germinating Nepenthes, and none at all with flowering/pollinating.

    Just out of curiosity, what is the parentage?

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    Andrew, I would say the odds are that you will get 50-70% germination from those seeds. I see what appear to be a LOT of healthy embryos in there.

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    Bio- Nothing special, just N. ventricosa x N. maxima

    Thanks Paul, I appreciate it!
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    Oh, seed give away?
    Come to me flies and crawling bugs. This plant wants to give you great big hugs
    Aren't I pretty, don't I smell good? I'd come to you if I could
    But I can't so you must come to me, I'm sure we will get along splendidly

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