Re: D. arcturi seed germination

From: Tassara (
Date: Fri May 21 1999 - 15:35:04 PDT

Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 23:35:04 +0100
From: (Tassara)
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1774$foo@default>
Subject: Re: D. arcturi seed germination

Hi John,

>Any ideas on how to germinate Dros arcturi?
>Will I have to frost the seed before germination? Temperature after frosting
>John 'Biodiverse' Wilden

I've found that stratification is a very good method (not the only one, of
course) of germinating D. arcturi: put them in the fridge in a humid
environment for a few months, then sow them on wet peat (or even on wet
silica sand) in a sunny and warm place (about 20 deg. C): I've obtained a
good germination percentage this year.

Hope this helps

Filippo Tassara
Genova, Italy

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Tue Jan 02 2001 - 17:31:58 PST