WSBEorchids

Have Phyto will travel

Yesterday we had our visit from Christopher from APHA (Animal and Plant Health Authority) and we now have a lovely phytosanitary certificate and export certificate to allow us to take our seedlings with us to Kuching tomorrow. Well done Tallis and Chloe for sorting out the plants. We only ever take plants in-vitro and these […]

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Preparing for Sarawak – TZ testing for seed viability

Amongst the techniques we will be sharing with school students in Sarawak in our forthcoming trips (July and October) will be seed viability testing using TZ (2,3,5-Triphenyltetrazolium chloride). Otto demonstrates the first stage – mixing orchid seed with 10% sucrose in a 1.5ml micro-tube. The tube then sits at room temperature for 24 hours. Everyone […]

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