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Ti§h's CP - 16 Nov : Scarification Tracking my plant growth from start

#21 User is offline   VeronPwa 

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

santa looks like 2 new seed leaves! anyway cheers to your patience and success i hope to see more of them and also good luck with the ceph!
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Posted 21 January 2013 - 11:29 PM

View PostVeronPwa, on 20 January 2013 - 04:48 PM, said:

santa looks like 2 new seed leaves! anyway cheers to your patience and success i hope to see more of them and also good luck with the ceph!


Hi VeronPwa,


Thanks for the encouragement. I hope "Santa" quickly grows.. haha :)/>
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Posted 24 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

A quick update on "Fittest". I've noticed some white stuff at the crown and been trying to treat it with mild fungicide, looks like it's slowing spreading up to both trasp. I'm getting worried here. Anyone could give some advise, identify or tell me what I could treat "Fittest" with? It's my first VFT and I don't want it die soon yet.

"Fittest" at Day 63, some white stuff observed from the crown and towards both traps.
Trap has developed more and seems like there is also more dew in the trap.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8407864949_f860969d9b_o.jpg
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 11:26 PM

I've got only VFT to share for now.

"Fittest's" been growing well, looks like 2nd trap is almost ready to develop cilia will open it's mouth soon. I'm not sure if the first trap is fully developed, because for now it's looking kinda weird, and the grow has slow down a little there. I'll continue to monitor on the trap traits.

"Fittest" Day 70
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8050/8430250566_a8069684ac_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8429166101_c87898ac77_k.jpg


"Santa's" been acting weird recently. It started to behave like "Caterpillar". It got black spots all over the place and the first 2 leaves are still not complete yet. Looks pretty deformed to me. Could it be a hybrid / mix between a Drosera and Dionaea? I think not, I just hope it is not on it's way to fungus and mold.

"Santa" at day 66
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8092/8429165629_e7d39ba972_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8429165163_bd03060da3_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8430251068_6917a2869b_k.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8475/8429165935_26e568e9e7_k.jpg

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Have you noticed this growing point termination with Cephs?
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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

View Posteircsmith, on 11 February 2013 - 04:50 PM, said:

Have you noticed this growing point termination with Cephs?


Hi, are you asking if I observe how cephs germinate from seeds? Nope, I bought the young cephs leaf pullings so I didn't have a chance to see the seeds germinate. :)/>
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Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:28 AM

Happy Lunar New Year everyone!!

Update on batches seeds movements:
  • TC batches has no obvious development.
  • "Tiny" has no obvious development.
  • Rest of "ST DA" and "RR DR" VFT seed has molding so I've threw them away.
  • I've transfer the last Drosera Aglica seed from ST DA batch and the 2 VFT seeds from Mix batch to Fittest's container.


Something Bad happen to "Santa", Twice!!
A week ago, I've noticed "Santa's" color been turning more brown, afraid it will not grow, I've quickly placed it in LFS with "Caterpillar". "Caterpillar's" been missing, I coulnd't find it. Lets hope they grow. The other bad thing, the wind was too strong today, it swept the small container where "Santa" and "Caterpillar" sits, off the window about a meter down to my table. Luckily, only some sphagnum moss fell out, "Santa's" still in place, but I don't know about "Caterpillar" http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif

Day 81 "Santa" don't look so good, hope it'll survive...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8374/8471424202_97cc8ef409_o.jpg



"Fittest's" been growing! It's second trap looks like it's gonna open, I could see a slit from the trap. Taking a good look at the first trap. I really wonder if that is the final development...? Could it have some traits of the sawtooth?

"Fittest" at Day 85. First trap, I thought I see a tiny trigger hair..?
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8470327273_21ccf875ec_o.jpg

"Fittest" at Day 85. Second Trap, ready to open!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8250/8471424268_d620a4b5be_o.jpg



Day 27. Some good sun from past weeks has "Baby" growing, the colors on the leaves got greener compared to a few weeks back when I've first got it.
http://sphotos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/859008_10151304434387297_2126122134_o.jpg



I think I had enough monitoring CP seeds germinate in closed up / Macro for now, so I wont be germinating seeds in water for a while. I've set up a seed germinating container and sow the rest of my 19 Royal Red, Sawtooth UK #1 and Mix VFT seeds in it. I've dropped additional 3 Drosera Anglica and about 6 Drosera Rotundifolia seeds hoping to get some random germination.

I'll name this mixed batch of 4 different cp seeds, "Rojak batch" 25 seeds on 14 February 2013

Rojak batch Day 1
http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/531683_10151304419382297_1544600086_o.jpg
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http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/5706_10151304419532297_1011770811_n.jpg

The New Zealand Sphagnum moss that I used, was boiled to make sure no fungus came together from the pack. Somehow the moss from "Baby's" pot is turning green slowly and seems to be growing well? Is that possible after boiling/killing the plant totally?

Sphagnum moss turning green with shoots?
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8470326927_03b88e0548_o.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8100/8470327543_ebf587beee_o.jpg

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Posted 15 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

Amazing! Nice to meet you at flytrapcare. :flowers:/> :flowers:/>
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 12:34 PM

View Postbeckhamlim, on 15 February 2013 - 05:33 PM, said:

Amazing! Nice to meet you at flytrapcare. http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif


Same for me too :)/> Cheershttp://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

View Posttish, on 16 February 2013 - 12:34 PM, said:

Same for me too :)/>/> Cheershttp://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif

Anyway, i think the green stuff is algae and dont really do much harm. Fungus reproduce by spores and there maybe a chance that it is a fungus. If you are worried, you can buuy captain fungicide from the supermarket (plant section). And spray only on the soil. I noticed that when i spray on the leaves, there will be some white stain left, and thus decreasing the rate of photosynthesis. Good Luck!!
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Posted 16 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

View Postbeckhamlim, on 16 February 2013 - 01:12 PM, said:

Anyway, i think the green stuff is algae and dont really do much harm. Fungus reproduce by spores and there maybe a chance that it is a fungus. If you are worried, you can buuy captain fungicide from the supermarket (plant section). And spray only on the soil. I noticed that when i spray on the leaves, there will be some white stain left, and thus decreasing the rate of photosynthesis. Good Luck!!


Hi I'll got the horti fungicide , I'll try to spray some later. Thanks for the info again.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 12:32 AM

Minor updates:

"Fittest" is going through some trouble, I've notices the same black dots that appeared on "Caterpillar" and "Santa" is now on "Fittest". The result wasn't positive on them so I'm worried. I've the medium is drier than before. Probably "Fittest" still needs to be sitting in wetter medium. I've quickly spray some water over and hopes for the best for now. The other sad thing I've observed on "Fittest". A 3rd trap was forming half way and looks to me like it died off there. Probably due to lack of water too.

Day 89: "Fittest" going through some dry damage. Black dots observe at very high magnification. 3rd trap observed to stop growing and the tip seems to died off.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8486272538_1767d095b3_o.jpg


1st Trap suffering some black dots
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/8485179291_69b02060de_o.jpg

"Fittest"
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8485181049_0c7d68c707_o.jpg


I've take a look at the sphagnum moss and I am quite sure it wasn't algae growing. Looks to me like the moss itself is really coming to life. But I cannot decide yet.

Here's some closed up:
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8486273128_969913c871_o.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8485180525_481945d488_o.jpg

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:48 PM

Spotted an image of a snake on "Fittest", I'm going to upload the photo, only minor post processing was done. A little lighting/exposure and added my water mark below the snake.

There were a few more photos I spotted, but this was the clearest! Please advise if anyone can identify this pest? Should I do something about it or just leave it alone?

"Fittest" has a visitor!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8492803238_39af552bd5_o.jpg


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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

I just found out the snake look a like pest could be Fungus Gnat Larvae, so I'll try to put some mosquito dung as recommended by other forum. Hope it will solve the pest problem.



Ok its done! The video!

I have set my camera to automatically take photos of "Fittest" for a couple of weeks. In total 81 days but there is about 10 days missing after I potted it from water to LFS.

The last video I've uploaded was in the first part of the video, it ends at 1m05s and the new part start from there onwards. The "visitor" appears frequently from 6m onwards and mostly seen from 6m20s for about 20s.

The video is about 7m24s long and it's abit too lengthy, but overall you can observe the growth of a VFT seedling from germination till 2nd trap starts to develop. I cannot control every picture's lighting so there are flickers all the time due to day and night photographing, it affects the camera's sensor.

Please feel free to give any feedback. Thank you!

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

More updates on "Fittest" Day 95! Almost a centimetre long.

I've been monitoring "Fittest" to ensure it's not dying, luckily it isn't. In fact the 3rd trap which I've suspected was not going to develop has no signs of dead/drying up. I think it is growing, looks like "Fittest" is also putting up it's 4th trap! Still very tiny though.

I don't see the pest wriggling around anymore, it's already 20 days later when I've first noticed it on my photos. Let's hope it's been wipe out after I sprinkle some mosquito control powder.

I've been looking a some other member's young VFT seeding and theie 1st trap already has long cilias, unlike "Fittest", already on it's 4th trap but the 1st trap is still so small and the cilias seems to stop growing. Do you guys think it have some unique traits or mutated growth ?

Day 95: How long is "Fittest" now! The 1st biggest trap is about 1 millimetre long.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8504001336_65927101b5_o.jpg

"Fittest" survives dry spell. But seems like the first 2 non-carnivore leaves wont make it.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8239/8504030792_d5d45c4616_o.jpg

3rd trap is doing well, and 4th trap is still very tiny.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8091/8502893713_0433a5dcf6_o.jpg

1st Trap side view! I think that strain of fibre is the cotton I used to put together.
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 04:41 PM

FITTEST

Now "Fittest" looks fine, trap 3 is growing more than before and 4th trap is more obvious. However the 2 cotyledons are dying, the 1st trap is also showing similar symptoms. From this, I've observed that when ever a part of VFT trap is dying, black dots/pigments will appear, this has occur to "Santa" and Drosera Anglica "Caterpillar". I cannot observe "Tiny" as it is still in-vitro. I hope my observation is correct. But it was obvious enough. Black dots/pigments = part of that plant is slowing dying off.

Today, all photos are capture using macro and stacking technique so to obtain closed up and clear focus on most part of the plant.

Day 100: "Fittest" clearly showing most of it's leaves including the dying ones. This could be the only photo with it's cotyledons and 4 traps still intact. The next time the cotyledons might not be around http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/sad.gif
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8109/8515553217_496d9a8fb9_o.jpg

The 1st trap has slightly more black dots. I hope to capture the characteristic - shape/size/cilias, in a more clearly focus photos before it die off too so I could compare with it's siblings. There is very short pointy what looks like cilias. Quite different from the usual VFT seedlings.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8237/8515553985_8a23f92d8c_o.jpg

I conclude that the 1st trap should be mature by now but upon closer observation. The trigger hairs are not there, out of the usual "3" on each side, I could not spot any. So poke me if you see 1
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8515555743_98d8097e85_o.jpg

The last time I thought trap no.3 won't make it, now it has grown. I've noticed it's petiole is wider than it's first 2 traps. Trap no. 4 is also rising.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8516669024_f007e57cd5_o.jpg




In-vitro TC - Sundew batch.

I was a little disappointed when I've observed white molds on the seeds. This is also the time to remove them and have a closer look. But I only took a few pictures. This batch has been discarded.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8104/8517629540_d68eca0612_o.jpg
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8515553507_d205a955e1_o.jpg
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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:33 PM

Wow, amazing! Anyway, those seeds on ebay are already harvested a long long time ago. Anyway, I am quite sure that "Fittest" can survive. Anyway, it took me so long to stroll down as the post keep loading and loading :rolleyes:/> :flowers:/>
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Posted 02 March 2013 - 10:45 PM

View Postbeckhamlim, on 01 March 2013 - 09:33 PM, said:

Wow, amazing! Anyway, those seeds on ebay are already harvested a long long time ago. Anyway, I am quite sure that "Fittest" can survive. Anyway, it took me so long to stroll down as the post keep loading and loading http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif http://www.greenculturesg.com/forum/public/style_emoticons/default/flowers.gif


Hi beckhamlim, sorry i think there is too much photos and in high resolution too. BTW if you are still interested in the cephalotus I could check with the person I bought from and ask him to contact you ok :)/> Let me know.



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Posted 03 March 2013 - 09:30 PM

Your house got microscope? O.O Can zoom in until so specific.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 02:51 PM

View Postbeckhamlim, on 03 March 2013 - 09:30 PM, said:

Your house got microscope? O.O Can zoom in until so specific.


Hi beckhamlim, no lah. I use a DSLR camera with a Macro lens and additional 24x magnify lens combined together . :)/> Many macro photographers in singapore would have better pictures than me. Check out local photography forum clubsnap.
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