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  A. titanum seed
From: "G. D. M." <doji at interpac.net> on 2004.06.02 at 11:58:49(11547)
Hi Troy and Izumi,

I can't seem to open either of your two sites listed in your letter to the forum. Any suggestions?

Thank you, Gary

From: "Harry Witmore" <harrywitmore at witmore.net> on 2004.06.02 at 12:38:36(11548)
I did not have a problem opening them.

-----Original Message-----
On Behalf Of G. D. M.

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From: "plantsman" <plantsman at prodigy.net> on 2004.06.02 at 14:36:36(11552)
They opened fine with my IE 6.0. That seedhead is incredible! I wonder
how big the spathe was?

David Sizemore

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From: Troy & Izumi <hachiya at indosat.net.id> on 2004.06.03 at 04:53:12(11556)
Hi Gary

I have put some pictures of the seeds along with price and payment details
on a web page, they can be viewed here www.baliorchidgarden.com/aroids2.html
If you want to order some please email me with details of how many you want
and your postal address and I will send you further information on how to
pay.
I do have quite a few and as I have mentioned on my web page if you want
more than 10 I am willing to negotiate somewhat on the price (i.e. if you
want to on-sell them).
I will need to receive payment before I send any seeds.

I am hoping to gather all the orders together and send them all within 2
weeks.
Please also note that I have put a proposal on the page as to how I intend
posting the seeds, if you have another way that has been proven to be
successful please let me know.

Regards Troy Davis.

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From: <plantguy at zoominternet.net> on 2004.06.03 at 18:27:49(11558)
Hi Troy,

You indicate that you are going to ship the seeds out of the berry. I
wonder if this is required or wise. I received Amorph hewitii seeds from
Malesiana in the berry without a problem here in the U.S. Wouldn't the seed
inside the berry be considered sterile? It would be great if Peter Boyce,
Wilbert, Alan or others with expertise on Amorph seeds could comment on the
best way to ship. It would be a shame to ship seeds that didn't germinate
well. Thanks to all that can comment and help the seeds arrive in perfect
germinating condition.

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From: "Alan Galloway" <alan_galloway at bellsouth.net> on 2004.06.03 at 20:33:00(11561)
Dan,
You're correct that it would be better if Amorphophallus seed
could be shipped with the berry pulp left on. The pulp helps
to keep the seed moist, as Amorphophallus seed loose viability
rather quickly if allowed to dry out.

Unfortunately, packets of seed coming into the U.S. are
suseptable to being inspected by customs. Should the customs
inspectors find berry pulp in a shipment, they'll simply
destroy the seed. I've heard from a fellow collector here
in the US, that their shipment from Malesiana was confiscated
because of the pulp left on the berries.

The only alternative is to clean the pulp off the seed and put
them in some kind of moist media before shipping.

I've grownd Am. titanum from seed (shipped to me without
the pulp) and the germination has been almost 100%.

Alan

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid (prive)" <hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2004.06.03 at 20:58:31(11562)
I guess that keeping them in the berry is safe BUT not when the journey is
going to be long or the flesh is already close to going mushy itself. Mushy
flesh leads to rot of the seeds. When the seeds must be taken out, be sure
to send them in slightly moist sphagnum. That is a miracle substrate. Quite
often it stimulates the seeds to start making their first root in the
sphagnum during transport.

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From: Troy & Izumi <hachiya at indosat.net.id> on 2004.06.03 at 21:57:26(11564)
Hi Wilberty

Sounds good but sphagnum here in the hot tropics is worth more than the seed
and I cannot get hold of any!
When I have had it before it has died immediately and disintegrated rapidly,
it doesn't like the constant heat.

I'm afraid it will have to be the damp, fungicided newspaper in ziplock bags
for anyone that wants the berries cleaned.
If, despite Alan's message explaining the reasons for cleaning the berry
flesh, anyone still wants their seeds left in the berry please state this in
an email to me and I will do so and send them all together in a separate
package to the "cleaned" seeds, for Alan to distribute.
Please note that I will not, of course, be held responsible for any seeds
left in the berry that are confiscated by customs in the US.

For other all other countries, and Australians in particular, I recommend
you allow me to clean the seeds and send them as I have described on my web
page.

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From: piaba <piabinha at yahoo.com> on 2004.06.04 at 07:16:58(11569)
i've had anthurium seed shipped to me in moist paper
towel in a plastic bag, and the seeds sprouted in the
envelope.

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