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Unread 01-18-2008, 04:27 PM
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Default need agar!

I'm looking to start some new orchids but I cannot find agar anywhere! Quite frustrated. Is there anything I can use instead of agar? Help!
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Unread 01-18-2008, 04:42 PM
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Try looking for biological supply companies in Canada. They have to supply it.
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We must not buy their fruits:
Who knows upon what soil they fed
Their hungry thirsty roots?"

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Unread 01-18-2008, 04:52 PM
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Default thanks about agar

I ended up finding some in a nutrition store that sells natural medicines. Was only $8. Very much appreciate the reply.
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Unread 01-18-2008, 05:01 PM
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ask for agar-agar at any big Pharmacy, specially those especialized in preparing specific recipes... normally, they should have it, and of very high quality!!!
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Unread 01-18-2008, 05:02 PM
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Go to an Asian market and ask for agar (is used like jell-o or pudding). I used it to make my medium for sowing orchid seeds as well as tissue culture. It works and is cheap. A bag has 20 gram agar is about $1 dollars (enough to make 3 liters of medium or 60 baby food jars or 30 big jars). Cheers.
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Unread 02-10-2008, 01:19 PM
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These guys were at WOC great guys :

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Hope this helps,
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