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SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thread

by SundewWolf » Tue Mar 24, 2015 9:10 pm

I've started this thread to keep track of this year's VFT cross pollinations. I will also post pics of the seed growns I get.

This is the first "serious" time I'll be doing cross pollinations. (Last year only a typical and a trichterfalle flowered for me). I "mixed in" some warmer range lighting to help with the flowering. Last year I didn't even have any indoor lighting lol.

Here's what I have flowering:
Triton
Trichterfalle
Dentate
Clayton's Red sunset
King Henry
Fuzzy tooth
MD Buttcheeks (first time they're flowering so I'm looking to see if the flower is deformed/viable or not)
MD 01
MD 02
MD 04
MD 05
(links to threads with photos of the MD # varieties can be found in my growlist)

Any cool crosses you guys can think of?

Not everything is flowering at the same time, and I'm collecting pollen, but "vice versa" pollination wont be possible in a few plants. I hoped more red cultivars would make flowers this year, as I wanted to cross Red varieties and some "weirdo" cultivars. The red ones still might surprise me with flowers in a few weeks.

The first crosses that came to mind are Trichterfalle x triton, pollination everything else with triton pollen, Clayton's red x fuzzy tooth, Clayton's red x MD01 or 05, Buttcheeks x Fuzzy tooth, Buttcheeks x King henry.

(p.s. "mother x father" - just so I can keep the crosses strait)

Notes on flower markings:
Triton- All flowers selfed
MD01- Red thread = MD01 x Triton
MD04- Black thread = MD04 x Triton
MD04- Red Thread= MD04 x Trichterfalle
MD05- Green thread = MD05 x Trichterfalle
Trichterfalle- Pink thread = Trichterfalle x Triton
Trichterfalle- Green thread= Trichterfalle x MD05
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by katya_dog1 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:34 pm

Great ideas all. I would recommend a big and a weirdo, and of course the ever-elusive all red vigorous weird one that somehow has not happened yet.

Hey, can we trade some pollen? I have a Maroon monster and Jaws flowering (or beginning to) and would like to do some weirdo-red crosses. I can send you Maroon monster pollen, and you send me some weirdo pollen, we both win.

Let me know if you would be interested! I also have FTS Etna and fine tooth x Red if you would perhaps be interested in those. I will start my own thread so I can keep track as well, just wanted to ask here. :)
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by SundewWolf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:39 am

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Yeah I've got two vigorous typicals. The giant flowerstalk in the center is MD01. (and I also have a "vigorous" lol).
MD05 is vigorous too.

If I remember correctly, the mother plant gives more characteristics to the seedlings, so hopefully I can do a true cross (exchange pollen on both- vice versa..I'm sure there has to be a term for this) between a red and a vigorous typical, to see if both can get red seedlings. (someone correct me if I'm wrong lol)
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by Eric Millikin » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:45 am

SundewWolf wrote:The first crosses that came to mind are Trichterfalle x triton, pollination everything else with triton pollen, Clayton's red x fuzzy tooth, Clayton's red x MD01 or 05, Buttcheeks x Fuzzy tooth, Buttcheeks x King henry.


Since you're about the only one with Buttcheeks, I'd suggest focusing on that?

I'm really looking forward to Fuzzy Buttcheeks, King Henry's Buttcheeks, Clayton's Red Buttcheeks, etc.
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by SundewWolf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:20 pm

"Clayton's Red Buttcheeks" lol, I hope this cross happens. And I hope whoever Clayton is doesn't mind haha.

I traded two buttcheeks this year, so eventually it will be more available. I'm working on more divisions myself, and might have another at the end of the summer. It's a pretty vigorous and rapid divider.
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by katya_dog1 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:50 pm

SundewWolf wrote:"Clayton's Red Buttcheeks" lol, I hope this cross happens. And I hope whoever Clayton is doesn't mind haha.

I traded two buttcheeks this year, so eventually it will be more available. I'm working on more divisions myself, and might have another at the end of the summer. It's a pretty vigorous and rapid divider.



Too bad it can't be fed easily, that would help a lot.
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by SundewWolf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 2:31 pm

It's still divided more than all the other vfts (6 divisions and I've only had it a few weeks over a year). I think if MD Buttcheeks could be fed it would take over the planet lol.
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by katya_dog1 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:58 pm

Yeah, might be worth taking a test div and spraying it with like 1/4 strength MaxSea. If it's okay for young Sarracenia seedlings, it might be okay for the VFTs, however VFTs are not as tough as Sarracenia.
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by SundewWolf » Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:33 pm

Yeah, I have orchid fertilizer as well,(& I would dilute it of course) but figured that foliage fertilization would be a bit finicky. I'm mainly concerned with getting nutrients in the soil.
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by katya_dog1 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:27 pm

Yeah, you have to flush the soil, I believe. It's the mineral buildup that hurts them. Orchid fert might work, but whatever happens it needs to be diluted a lot for first time.
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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by killerplants4realz » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:46 pm

Butt cheeks haha you said butt cheeks! So SundewWolf I see you are also a fan of tin foil;) Amazing stuff!

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by killerplants4realz » Wed Mar 25, 2015 6:48 pm

I use butt load of foil with my cooking and plants also sarane wrap.

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Re: SundewWolf's 2015 VFT cross pollination & seed-grown thr

by SundewWolf » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:38 am

I would not have used the foil, but apparently some people don't like having 8 cfls shining in their face lol.
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