Hicks, Aaron J. [with a Chapter By Scott Stewart]
Title Asymbiotic Technique of Orchid Seed Germination. With Chapter on Symbiotic Germination.
Binding Soft Cover
Book Condition New
Edition Third Printing of Second Revised Editi
Size 8vo - 7¾ - 9¾ Inches Tall
Publisher Chandler, AZ The Orchid Seedbank Project 2016
Seller ID 2270
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.