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By elaineo
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First time growing this species... are these gemmae ready to come out, or do I need to wait longer? Can I just pluck them out with tweezers?
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By DeadlyCarnivore
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I usually wait until there is double that before I start harvesting. If you wait until then, you can harvest more at once, and you will be harvesting them a less amount of times.

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By nimbulan
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Ripe gemmae should detach from the plant easily with just a light touch (or may detach on their own with some species.) I'll agree those don't look quite ready yet.
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By Nepenthes0260
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Like nimbulan said, they don’t look quite ready yet, but when they are they’ll easily pop off with a light touch. Be careful though, as the bent back stipules tend to send the gemmae flying all over the place :lol:.
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By Supercazzola
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Remind me, and i can snap a photo of the device i copied to suck the gemmae into a jar, and not have them fly everywhere. I used to be excited with pygmy but now I have had too many of them die without explanation. So i do not care for them much any more.
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