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Questions about Twin Scale.

Posted by BigBulbs none (My Page) on
Sun, Mar 23, 14 at 10:20

Hi, This is my first time cutting the Amaryllis bulb by twin scale technique. This is H. roseum bulb 5 cm in diameter.
As the bulb is quite small then I cut into bigger pieces but also try few small pieces then I put them into a plastic box with vermiculite and close the lid tight.

1. Some friends suggested me to not close the lid tight and left some space for air flow or I will have fungus. Is it true and what should I do?

2. I'd like to know the reason why we have to put them in dark place.

Many Thanks
Big

This post was edited by BigBulbs on Sun, Mar 23, 14 at 15:24


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RE: Questions about Twin Scale.

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RE: Questions about Twin Scale.

for your first question I would close the lid tight only after taking a deep breath and blowing it into the container. as for the second question I don't know why some people put them in the dark


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RE: Questions about Twin Scale.

Thank you so much, Devonfawn. :)


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RE: Questions about Twin Scale.

Maybe it's so the chip focuses on root development vs photosynthesis.
I kept mine in the dark and only moved them to light when tiny bulbs had leaves.
K


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Thank you K. :)


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