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By mo_carnivore
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Joined:  Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:20 pm
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When I look at the see bank for the ICPS, there is a small selection of species that comes up. Is this because I haven't donated any seed? Will donating some seed give me access to more options? These are probably frequently asked questions, so sorry in advance.
By Fishman
Posts:  868
Joined:  Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:16 pm
#283458
As of tonight, i see 949 available. Dont know if that answers your question, but thats how many i see that are available.
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By nimbulan
Posts:  2115
Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
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Yes there is a section with less common species reserved for people who donate. It's not just once, there's a certain amount you have to donate to get access.
By Fishman
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Joined:  Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:16 pm
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mo_carnivore wrote:Fishman, can you see each individual species, or just the number?
Each species. Ive donated a little in the past, but i do not know if it was enough to gain any additional access to any other seeds or not...
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By Shadowtski
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Joined:  Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:19 am
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nimbulan wrote:Yes there is a section with less common species reserved for people who donate. It's not just once, there's a certain amount you have to donate to get access.
That's changed recently. There used to be a "donor's seed list" where the rare and one-off species were listed. That was eliminated this Summer. I emailed Joe Griffin, the ICPS Seedbank Manager. Now, when you donate seed, you give them a wish list and they give you what they have. I asked for some "interesting Drosera". They sent me some D. spaulata "Hong Kong", a D. spatulata hybrid, and some D. scorpioides gemmae .

Your best bet now, is donate seed and send them your wish list and your email address.

Good growing,
Mike
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By Fishman
Posts:  868
Joined:  Sat Jun 13, 2015 8:16 pm
#283500
mo_carnivore wrote:Would any ol' seed work? I'm not trying to rip them off or anything, but the only seed I have now or will have in the near future is some typical capensis.
Just a thought, but maybe someone here on the forums has something youre looking for?

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