@billredlionpa have you tried using a plastic pipette to drop the solution down the pitcher? It definitely helps with the problem of having surface tension; just drop it into the bottom of the pitcher!
Thanks I do have some plastic pipettes; I even pulled the end of one into a very narrow dispenser shape. The seedlings I have are very small; when I try to fill them, the fluid just beads up in the pitcher opening and won't go inside. I'm trying to avoid spraying with MaxSea due to previous issues with nearby plants. Not sure it is the cause, but I had to beat back some fungus, so I'm trying to keep the soil conditions as nutrient-poor as possible.
It doesn't always work, but if you carefully squeeze the lower sides of the pitcher, then put the fertilizer into the opening of the mouth, when you let go the pressure will often suck the fluid in. I use it on the really small seedlings or the ones with thin pitchers.
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Post by almightydolla on Jul 8, 2015 22:32:08 GMT -5
Inspired by this thread months back I had my wife bring home some catheter needles from her work. They have an incredibly small flexible tube that is soft enough to insert directly into the smallest pitchers. Since they are flexible I've been able to insert them way down into each tube, and a quick push on the syringe fills them from bottom to top without any wetting agent. If you backlight the seedlings you can see how much it fills up. In my experience, those little guys soak it up pretty quick and you'll be feeling like a mad scientist using that syringe every day.
If you know someone that works at a hospital or somewhere where they throw out unused needles like that, hit them up. Otherwise they can be a little expensive to buy unless you can find them individually
Post by DirtyDivisions on Jul 15, 2015 21:14:11 GMT -5
Two more 'Orange Glow' x 'Adrian Slack' seedlings, clone 3 (the glow in the dark one) and clone 4 (the dark one). It's hard to believe that these two are siblings:
OGxAS clone 3 is one of my favorite seedlings of the bunch. It's really hard to capture its true beauty with my iPhone: Look at that shape and color! The slight red veining adds a nice finishing touch to the pitcher:
It even looks better from behind:
Another booty shot:
OGxAS clone 4 puts up very thick and sturdy pitchers:
I could probably knock out an armadillo with one of its pitchers:
It's going to be huge when all grown up:
...and it darkens to an almost black:
I love growing Sarrs from seed! If you haven't tried it you need to do so ASAP!
Are you sure that Clone 4 wasn't adopted?! And I second what hcarlton said. That dark clone had me at hello! But seriously, this is such an awesome thread. I've definitely grown sarrs from seeds, but somehow they haven't yet ended up looking quite that good. Must be something in that Florida water
Post by DirtyDivisions on Jul 18, 2015 17:43:48 GMT -5
Thanks guys. I've really lucked out with getting some nice Sarrs from the seeds I sowed. I am beyond stoked for the future of a few of them.
Today I did some repotting of some my 6 month old seedlings to give them a little more growing room. Seedlings in the pic are from a Phil Faulisi cross, "Saurus"x flava atropupurea (pure black). I wonder which one got its "size" genes from Saurus?:
stu: Hi Mike: I’m pleased to report that the S. rubra wherryi Chatom Giant you sent has arrived in great shape as did the bonus plant from NC. Both are now back under southern skies and are feeling warm, humid, and at home again. Thanks!
Jul 22, 2020 13:21:21 GMT -5
sanguinearocks101: I am planning on doing an order from Mike... and I’m on a budget, some of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made
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sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
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adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
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sarrseens: How about $50
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