Thursday, December 2, 2010

Phalaenopsis hybrid green pods sown

After waiting for 110 days, the first two Phalaenopsis hybrid green pods were ready to be sown using the green pod method. I ceremoniously cut them from the mother plant last night and sterlilized them in sodium hypochlorite (Jik straight) for 10 minutes before rinsing and flaming in ethanol. The pods were cut in half and then split laterally with a sterile scalple and four flasks of seeds were sown from each pod (see below). Now we wait to see if there will be any success!

Phalaenopsis hybrid progress to 110 days after pollination

Seed pods and seeds sown

Viable seeds with embryos

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