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    Hey,

    As you all know cactus blah, blah, blah, anyway in my readings I have run across refferences to use of bleach on seedlings to induce variegation. I have not tried this on any plant but have read it several places. Has anyone heard of this or tried it on Neps? I am curious as to whether it would result in variegated plants. It might also kill them. From what I read, the dillution is 1tspn per glln of distilled water. It is then misted onto 1/2" and smaller seedlings. I only read of this done with cactus. Might it work for Neps?

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    I'd think it would result in death. The bleach might induce temporary variation, but nothing lasting. Variation is the result of a tempory mutation due to something affecting the plants growth. True variation is deep in the plants genes I believe. Tony can help out more here, its his area of expertise.

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    Varigation is usualy caused by whats known as a chemera,wich is esentialy two plants DNA put together into one. One of those being normal and one being pigment free.
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