genetic mutation of CP seeds via Microwave

From: Tommy (
Date: Thu Nov 04 1999 - 21:24:54 PST

Date: Fri, 05 Nov 1999 13:24:54 +0800
From: Tommy <>
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Subject: genetic mutation of CP seeds via Microwave

Hi Steve and everyone,

I have also thought about creating CP mutants using microwave before,
but I didn't tried that becasue I don't have much seeds for experiments
and it seems crazy to put seeds in to the microwave oven.
I really want to know anyone have tried that before? can we use
chemical, UV or other methods which facilitate the production of CP
mutant from seeds?

Happy growing,


>Has anyone attempted to genetically mutate any CPs by throwing CP seed
>a Microwave oven? Has there been any success with this method? I
>read a book called "The Orchid Thief" by Susan Orlean. In it, some
>orchid growers were attempting to mutate orchids by throwing orchid
>into a Microwave oven. Can this been done with CP's? How long does
>Microwave oven have to stay on, and at what level, before you start
>the seeds?

>Oh, the book was nonfiction and a fun read. Most of the people in this

>newsgroup would probably get a kick out of it.

>---Steve Klitzing

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