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Re: Arlons Blog: Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa

Post by GREVILLE » Thu Jan 30, 2014 4:19 pm

Parajubaeas are sensitive to root disturbance but they probably survive this better as young seedlings.


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Re: Arlons Blog: Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:29 pm

I was afraid of that Greville. I couldn't have been more careful , so i guess time will tell. If i can get a few through i'll be happy with that.


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Re: Arlons Blog: Parajubaea torallyi var. microcarpa

Post by kata » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:48 pm

Positive thinking Arlon

Talk to them, it works for other seeds... :lol:
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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:44 am

Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

An update on the topic started here........ http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... start=1320

Its been a while but finally i have what appears to be germinated Cyathea cooperi spore. The "green fuzz" in the picture is what i believe is called gametophytes and is the basic, first signs of life in the life cycle of a fern.

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Apparently, from what i've read, this is the stage where it can all go wrong. The gametophytes are very susceptible to rot if too damp / wet and one of the biggest threats to their survival is mold spore. Its very important not to open the container too often to stop the ingress of any mold spores etc.
They do have to be kept in a humid environment as the gametophytes need that moisture to enable a successful self fertilization to progress to the next stage of their development, which is development into a sporophyte. Each gametophyte carries both the female egg and male sperm and needs the moisture for the sperm to travel down the underside of its tiny "leaf" to fertilize the egg.
There are going to be heavy losses anyway, even tho there is undoubtedly thousands upon tousands of tiny gametophytes in there.

So, no celebrations yet but it is progress.......................


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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by kata » Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:14 pm

Blutty heck, wait till rob sees the Image.

icon_salut Well done Arlon!! icon_cheers
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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by Tom2006 » Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:19 pm

Fingers crossed! !
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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by kata » Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:27 pm

Yes Tom, it looks promising.

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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by GREVILLE » Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:59 pm

BIG thumbs-up for that, Arlon icon_thumleft


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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by fern Rob » Fri Mar 28, 2014 11:47 pm

Great news, I said they would show eventually, Hope my C Carii germinate now.
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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:52 am

fern Rob wrote:Great news, I said they would show eventually, Hope my C Carii germinate now.
About 9/10 weeks (ish) Rob, the fuzz appeared about 3 weeks ago. If we both get a good showing, perhaps a swapsy each way .... icon_thumleft


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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by fern Rob » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:18 pm

Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
fern Rob wrote:Great news, I said they would show eventually, Hope my C Carii germinate now.
About 9/10 weeks (ish) Rob, the fuzz appeared about 3 weeks ago. If we both get a good showing, perhaps a swapsy each way .... icon_thumleft
Sounds good to me.
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Re: Arlons Blog: Cyathea cooperi spore propagation "UPDATE"

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:20 am

fern Rob wrote:
Arlon Tishmarsh wrote:
fern Rob wrote:Great news, I said they would show eventually, Hope my C Carii germinate now.
About 9/10 weeks (ish) Rob, the fuzz appeared about 3 weeks ago. If we both get a good showing, perhaps a swapsy each way .... icon_thumleft
Sounds good to me.
Brilliant, good luck with yours.......... icon_thumleft

p.s not sure if you have any Cibotiums but i was lucky to get a small seedling Cibotium menziesii from a GOTE member a couple of weeks ago. The existing small fronds died back straight away due to root disturbance ( i think) . Its been in my heated prop since to provide the warmth and especially the high humidity that they need. Its just now starting to send out a new, very small frond . Hopefully it'll continue to make progress and that'll be another nice new species to add to my existing ferns


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Re: Arlons Blog:Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS

Post by Arlon Tishmarsh » Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:30 am

Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCESS !

A quick update on the topic started here...........

http://www.hardytropicals.co.uk/forum/v ... start=1305

A little over four months later and with just four cycas revoluta "aurea" seeds left of the original ten.......some success at last drunken_smilie1 . All four have now split the seed casing and one is putting out a shoot/root.

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The shooter..............

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This little fella needs to be taken out of the seedbox as it now needs light as well as warmth. So, once again i'm using the split pop bottle / mini greenhouse method. It's in pure moist perlite at the moment until i can pop out and get some cactus mix.

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Back on with the bottle top and then back into the heated prop...........

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Although there's no guarantee it'll have the "aurea" traits, despite both parents being "aurea" themselves, at least its a step in the right direction. Hopefully the other three remaining seeds will shoot soon, although i'm told there's no guarantee of that either just because the casing has split.

Happy days...........
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Re: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCES

Post by kata » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:04 am

:lol: :lol: Brilliant and love the bottle Idea Arlon............ icon_cheers
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Re: Arlons Blog: Propagating Cycas revoluta "aurea" ..SUCCES

Post by Yorkshire Kris » Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:08 am

Well done that man. :D


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