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By Wood1988
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Hi Everybody.

Its been a while since I have chatted on here.

I have had a strange occurance while sowing seeds, I sowed some drosera binata (mixed clones) seeds last night in my basic indoor fish tank terrarium where the temperature is 25 degrees Celsius and the lighting is a red an blue LED strip combined with an aquarium white flourescent tube, they are both lit for 12 hours per day.

When I checked them this morning, I noticed that a couple of them started germinating already, as there was a white root-like structure emerging from a seed husk. Do drosera binata seeds really germinate that fast or is it a non carnivorous plant that got into the pot on accident?

I also sowed some Drosera Arcturi seeds in there at the same time (they need stratification first) which I did not do so the sprouts cannot be them.

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By CPhunter101
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Wood1988 wrote: I noticed that a couple of them started germinating already, as there was a white root-like structure emerging from a seed husk.
That could be drosera binata, their seedlings are paler than most droseras'. Although, that could just be a mushroom. Only time will tell.
By Wood1988
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Possibly a mushroom, I dont know how long mushrooms take to sprout though. I will check again either tonight or tomorrow.

I thought Drosera binata takes 2 to 4 weeks to germinate so I'm still stumped.
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By CPhunter101
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Wood1988 wrote:I thought Drosera binata takes 2 to 4 weeks to germinate so I'm still stumped.
I agree, binata take especially long.
My experience with them shows that they usually germinate succesfully (after a long period of time), but their growth rate is extremely slow.
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By Wood1988
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Very disapponting that its unlikely a binata.

I dont think it could be anything else though, as nothing else was in the seed packet which i bought from a specialist nursery, the soil is 'Carnivorous Plant Repotting Mix' so I doubt any other seeds were in there.
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By nimbulan
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I would suspect that's a hitchhiker seed of some other type of plant, though it's hard to tell what's going on in your picture.
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By CPhunter101
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Wood1988 wrote:Very disapponting that its unlikely a binata.
Well, we won't know until it grows a bit more.
Wood1988 wrote:I dont think it could be anything else though, as nothing else was in the seed packet which i bought from a specialist nursery
At this point, it could really be anything.
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By MaxVft
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CPhunter101 wrote: Fri Sep 17, 2021 3:45 pm That could be drosera binata, their seedlings are paler than most droseras'. Although, that could just be a mushroom. Only time will tell.
I thought mushrooms don't have seeds? Don't they just shoot spores due to the fact that they are fungi? :?
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By Aquis31
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I don't know if this is actually a germination of Binata, but I want to take this opportunity and say that Binata "Small red form" was the fastest PC that ever germinated in my crop, in just 6 days after sowing they started to germinate, it was a record in my cultivation.
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By nimbulan
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Aquis31 wrote:I don't know if this is actually a germination of Binata, but I want to take this opportunity and say that Binata "Small red form" was the fastest PC that ever germinated in my crop, in just 6 days after sowing they started to germinate, it was a record in my cultivation.
Yeah that's binata. The species has rather unusual seeds with a membrane around the seed with "wings" so they're easily recognizable.
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