Process of lead: $75.00. This is the process of excising the meristem (explant) from the new growth. We will virus test (ORSV and CMV) on arrival. While these tests may not be definitive, we will use the as a guide. A positive test will see the lead destroyed. Cost of test is included in the fee. Payment must be made at time of processing regardless of result. We will email you with a link to make the payment. This may be a stand-alone process, with explants sent back to you.
Confirmation of quantity. Once the meristems have shown “strike”, we will confirm and ask for confirmation of order. We will then multiply the material. A payment of 60% of the final total is payable at this time. We will email you with a link to make the payment.
Ploidy conversion: Additional $20 per flask. (Minimum 2 flasks) We offer treatment with Oryzalin of seedlings and clones. If you are wanting to have some plants converted, we need to know as early as possible, preferably when you send the lead.
Final replating. (Price includes the 500ml flasks) As the plantlets develop, they are spaced out to 25 plants per flask. You may request that we plant fewer plants per flask. These are the flasks you will receive. The minimum number of clones is 50. Price as per below.
50 – 75 plants $2.50 per plant.
76 – 125 plants $2.00 per plant.
126 – 300 plants $ 1.80 per plant.
>301 plants $1.50 per plant.
Final payment and shipping: When the flasks are ready for shipping, we will let you know and request final payment. We ship in flask unless requested otherwise. We have shipped flasks all over the world and find in flask to be the best method to get the plants to you.
The whole process from sending the seed to flasks ready for you to grow out takes from one year to 18 months give or take. This depends on the quantity ordered and the orchid. Some plants are slow or impossible to multiply. If your plant is proving difficult to manage, we will let you know.
Getting your lead to us: We recommend you use Express Post to send us your lead. Please wrap the lead(s) individually in newspaper taped shut. Paper towel will work for this also. Do not wet the lead or use plastic bagsbecause this holds in moisture and can cause bacterial or fungal growth to start. Put the lead(s) in a box, not a post pack. We have seen lead(s) squashed to the plastic shipping bags.
We do not want to know the name of the plant. Label the wrapped pods with a number for identification. We request that the code is in the format of three letters followed by a number. For example, ABC1, ABC26, ABC2304... Many customers use their initials or business name initials for easy recognition. Please contact us to confirm your prefix code so we do not have duplications in the lab.
If you do not respond to our attempts to contact you at any of the points mentioned above, we will cease work and give you three months to respond before discarding the material.
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