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Hicks, Aaron J. [with a Chapter By Scott Stewart]
Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.
The Orchid Seedbank Project
Chandler, AZ, 2016

Third Printing of Second Revised Editi
Soft Cover

185pgs. New condition softcover, softbound pb. Direct from the publisher, this is the February 2014 printing of the updated and expanded second edition which features a new chapter on symbiotic technique by Scott Stewart. With clear instructions for beginners as well as experienced growers, detailed content, fully referenced chapters, illustrated throughout with black and white and color photos, tables, drawings and sketches. Chapters: I.The Orchid Seed: Germination, Orchid Mycorrhiza; II. A Brief History of Orchids From Seed: History; III. The Basics: Orchid Seed Production, Orchid Seed Harvesting, Orchid Seed Storage, Handling and Shipping of Orchid Seed, Theoretical Considerations for Orchid Seed Storage, Laboratory Basics, Media, Sterization and Bacteriology 101, Preparation of the Media; IV. Technique: Preparation of the Sowing Area, Disinfection of Seed, Green Capsule Technique, Variations on a Theme; V. Post-Sowing: Dealing With Contamination Problems, Care of the Sown Flasks, Replate, Deflasking and Seedling Care; VI. Advanced Techniques: Media Modifications, Specific Genera, Making Your Own Glove Box, Manufacturing Baffle Ports for a Glove Box, New Directions in Seed Disinfection, Practicing With Inert Compounds, Alternative Gelling Agents, Viability Testing and Seed Analysis, Database Systems and Tracking of Containers; VII. Symbiotic Orchid Seed Germination; Appendices: I. Where to Start, Media, Flasking Area, Seeds, Easy Starts; II. Improvised Home Flasking; III. Nepenthes Germination; IV. Miscellaneous. References: Additional Reading, Micropropagation, Conservation. Suppliers, Conversions, Alphabetical Index. See also in our inventory: "Orchid Seed Germination Manual" and "Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations" by the same author. ISBN 0967304939. #2270.

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Hicks, Aaron J. and Katy Lynn, Editor
Orchid Seed Germination Media. A Compendium of Formulations.
The Orchid Seedbank Project
Chandler, AZ, 2014

First Edition, Third Printing
Soft Cover
096730492X / 9780967304922

Doug Baldwin Photography

211pgs. Fine condition softcover, as new from publisher. First Edition Third Printing. August 2014. An authoritative and comprehensive compendium of over 130 media formulations and recipes used for the propagation of orchid seeds in vitro, this treatise presents not just the hows, but the very readable wherefores and whys of the materials and techniques used. Contents: History; Chemistry: The Elements, Isotopes, Oxidation States, The Chemistry of Ions, Formula Weight; The Metric System; Stock Solutions, Overlays; Glassware: Glass, Pipettes, Volumetric Flasks, Erlenmeyer Flasks, Graduated Cylinders, Beakers, Cleaning; Water; pH; The Mineral Nutrition of Orchids: Orthogonally Constructed Media, Mineral Nutrition of Orchid Plants; Essentiality: Carbon, Hydrogen, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Phosphorus, Potassium, Calcium, Magnesium, Sulfur; Micronutrients: Iron, Manganese, Boron, Zinc, Copper, Molybdenum, Chlorine; Other Elements: Cobalt, Silicon, Sodium, Nickel, Vanadium, Iodine, Aluminum; Vitamins; Other Media Components, Sugars; Heterotrophic Carbon: Buffers, Undefined Components, Plant Growth Regulators, Individual Genera [Bulbophyllum, Calypso, Cattleya, Coryanthes, Cymbidium, Cypripedium, Cyrtopodium, Dendrobium, Disa, Doritis, Epidendrum, Gongora, Grammatophyllum, Laelia, Mermecophilia, Oncidium, Paphiopedilum, Peristeria, Phalaenopsis, Phragmipedium, Pleurothallis, Schomburgkia, Sophronitis, Spiranthes, Stanhopea, Thelymitra, Vanda, Vanilla, Zygopetalum]; Constructing Media; Media Formulation, Osmotic Strength; The Media [recipe, notes and sources for each]; References; Alphabetical Index of Media. By the author of Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination and Orchid Seed Germination Manual. ISBN-10: 096730492X, ISBN-13: 9780967304922. #2408

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