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Old 07-11-2014, 02:20 AM
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orchid deflasking is simple yet another chore that required some patience and caution. TO do it the right way would means every seedling plantlet should grow well and free from contamination.

Deflask orchid seedlings is easy and mundane routine but, many a time buyer neglect some
simple and useful method that could easily cause a decrease in yield, as deflasking in a
proper fashion is essential and is a vital skill to pick up for orchid dummy or orchids beginner.
Getting the plantlet out of the flask is by breaking it definitely. How to break the flask properly
so you won’t hurt yourself or cause any injuries to the baby seedlings? these are 3 easy steps one can easily mastered.
STEP 1.) cover the bottom of the flask with a piece of kitchen rag or something thick and cushioning. Encircle, wrap the flask with the chosen cloth tightly.




STEP 2) use preferably tool like a hammer, hit it well, strike it right at the bottom readily. You should hear a crispy glass crack, if not try it again, DO NOT STRIKE MORE THAN THRICE as debris will fall inwards and may cause injuries to the orchid seedling roots and foliage.

STEP 3) After the flask cracks open, use a tweeter to scoop AND TWEET the plantlets out carefully, take caution for 1 fact. If the plantlets are embedded too hard on onto the growing media, a fruit knife with a small spike is use to dodge in to scoop and rip off an opening in the growing media to enable the baby orchid to fall out easily.



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Old 07-11-2014, 03:27 AM
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Thanks for sharing this little tutorial. I've yet to face any flasks myself but I've got one pod developing now and plans for more in the future. Glad to have this information in the back of my mind, and seems pretty straight forward.
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You can also put duck tape or packaging tape all around the bottle, then hammer it!

Or the best yet, buy the flasks that have large opening, so you don't have to break the glass and worry about injuring yourself, or live with the paranoia of where some little broken glass pieces might be somewhere on the floor.
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We see, yes standard size flask as small opening, as bigger opening would be a jar. Flask could kept up to 2 months before deflasking. Be sure that once the glass shattered, you got to plant them fast
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