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Dusted

Carnivore
I’ve been having issues with fungus growing on seeds after stratification. The latest attempt was made with sphagnum moss and sundew seeds. I see @stevebradford recommended a 3% hydrogen peroxide soak of the seeds. 3% is 30 000 ppm which is too strong in my opinion. What concentration of hydrogen peroxide is used to dilute to the 3% solution? I stock 27% H2O2.
 

Chen

Carnivorous Plant Addict
I typically soak seeds for 24 hours in a dilute solution of 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide (3%). It seems to keep the mold growth down on seeds. If they start to go bad I remove them with forceps. I find that if the seeds get attacked by mold their viability isn't too great anyway.
 

Dusted

Carnivore
I typically soak seeds for 24 hours in a dilute solution of 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide (3%). It seems to keep the mold growth down on seeds. If they start to go bad I remove them with forceps. I find that if the seeds get attacked by mold their viability isn't too great anyway.
Thank you. That brings the hydrogen peroxide down to about 1000 ppm which is where I thought it should be.
 

Dusted

Carnivore
The first up is Nepenthes burkei x hamata BE-3747.

I have only had it for a few weeks but it is growing vigorously. I am getting a new leaf/pitcher about every four days now. It is planted in a 1 gal pot. The soil mix is 75% Sphagnum 25% coarse sand. I started out with sphagnum as a top dressing but hated it. I kept getting grass growing from seeds in the sphagnum. I have now added black lava rock as a top dressing. These are top watered daily with de-ionized water. I have been foliar feeding with a kelp suspension made by a Canadian company, Remo.

I will have to start arranging plants based on temperature requirements soon. The tent is quite warm, 28 C, even with fresh air pumped in through an inline fan. The end of the tent near the air hose is cooler. The LED light I'm using is overkill but it's what I had.

Well, that doesn't work. I have 10.2 mp JPG files from my camera that won't load because they are too big. Most other forums have a photo gallery you download pictures to that somehow adjusts the file size enough to fit. I can't spend any more time trying to get the pictures downloaded today.

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Downloaded to a different forum picture gallery and then copied those pictures here. Not the results I hoped for but you can see the pictures.
 

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Dusted

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I want to test the iPad camera, since those pictures load ok from my photo gallery. I just hate having an expensive camera and lenses that I can’t easily use the pictures from.

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Lloyd Gordon

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Actually, I do wonder if the plants may get abraded by the rock and be susceptible to infection. Probably I'm over reacting.
 

Dusted

Carnivore
Actually, I do wonder if the plants may get abraded by the rock and be susceptible to infection. Probably I'm over reacting.
It’s not like they are rustling around in a breeze. They only movement is when I reposition a pitcher, very gently. We shall see. Newbie’s can surprise. Besides, I love the contrast between the red leaves and black rock.
 

Dusted

Carnivore
That burkei x hamata is very nice plant.
Thank you. It will only get better.

I like the Drosera capensis wide leaf. It’s a bit more dramatic than the narrow leaf version I have. This was planted into a mix of 75% peat 25% coarse sand and bottom watered continuously. It’s doing very well feeding on fungus gnats and the kelp foliar. I did cover a bunch of leaves adding the pebbles but it’s growing rapidly so it doesn’t matter. I did have sphagnum top dressing, but again, disliked it.
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