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By twitcher
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(jumping in to help) That's correct, no stratification. Plant immediately on surface of media and keep media moist. Plants benefit from high humidity, but that is not required. For success, feed them as soon as large enough to make that practical but do ot overfeed young plants.
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By ChefDean
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Thanks twitcher.

Order received.
Your order number is 0043.
I'll PM you shortly with a mailing address for your SASE.
Thank you for your order.

For Sarracenia or Dionaea seeds, please use a 70 cent non-machinable stamp on your return envelope. (The inside one)
If you can't find a non-machinable stamp, use a forever stamp plus a 15 cent stamp or two regular forever stamps on your return envelope.
The USPS machinery loves to crush those seeds. 

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Thank you.

Happy growing,
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By uxleumas
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hmmmm... my best camera i have access to is this old mac desktop (even has DVD player!) the pictures may not be too clear. they don't look like bean sprouts or anything, and the seeds are very tiny, but even then i'm still kinda suspicious on if the seeds are real, since they ussualy take weeks to sprout. i know it's not from the growth medium since i use it all the time without any weeds sprouting. I have not used anything other than water and potting medium in the soil it grows in (other than maybe the tinyest bit of air.) the seeds shouldn't be fake since it's from the seed bank, and there's no real point of donating fake seeds, since you don't even make the slightest ammount of money, in fact, you loose about 55c for shipping money. tell me if you see this picture, though again, it's going to be not great quality:
two tiny sprouts of pings
two tiny sprouts of pings
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not the clearestview
not the clearestview
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By ChefDean
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Joined:  Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:44 am
From what I've read, Lusitanica seeds usually sprout in 2 to 4 weeks, a few days does sound odd.
However, these were reported to have been freshly harvested just prior to being donated, and fresh seed usually germinates quicker. I've had a few different cp seeds germinate within a week of sowing due to freshness, while older ones of the same species took longer, sometimes months.
Keep us updated.
By twitcher
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Joined:  Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:56 am
I believe that I donated the seeds. 5/20 denotes May of 2020. A more exact date is not appropriate since these seeds came from several different seed pods harvested during that month. I'll start being more explicit with the year when labeling. Ping seeds can sprout quickly but I never measured the time. Lusitanica has become a welcome weed in my collection. I have them in a number of pots. They coexist well with other pings and sundews. They are easy for me to tell from other pings, once they get to about 1". A good choice to get some experience starting pings from seed, almost too easy ;)
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By sanguinearocks101
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Joined:  Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:56 am
I won some p. lusitanica seeds in a giveaway and none germinated for me :cry: I also planted some capensis and they took 2 months to germinate, on the other hand, I got some burmannii seeds and I got germination within 2 weeks :D It seems like I’m bad at germinating really easy seeds.
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