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cray13

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Re: Growing Mikawa Japanese Black Pine from Seed
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2012, 06:50 AM »
Mugo seeds were purchased from mishobonsai.com

 

tmmason10

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Re: Growing Mikawa Japanese Black Pine from Seed
« Reply #61 on: May 24, 2012, 08:18 AM »
So, you said you kept your humidity dome on after they sprouted. My question is for how long? Up until you make the cuttings?
 

Intriguedbybonsai

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Re: Growing Mikawa Japanese Black Pine from Seed
« Reply #62 on: May 31, 2012, 02:30 AM »
I tried the root trimming with an exacto knife as described in the photos, and now all of my pine seedlings are drooping as if they're wilting. Is this something to be worried about, or should I give them time to recover? :-\
 

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Re: Growing Mikawa Japanese Black Pine from Seed
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2012, 04:08 PM »
I don't think they should be drooping.  If they are, then they likely didn't make it.  When I perform this process on my seedlings, the one that were drooping in a week or so didn't make it.
 

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Re: Growing Mikawa Japanese Black Pine from Seed
« Reply #64 on: May 31, 2012, 05:07 PM »
I wonder if an exacto is not sharp enough.  I have done this with a razor blade, and none wilted or failed. 

Have done this a week ago on red pine and pinus contorta and they look as well hydrated as the ones that have not been cut.

prehaps re-cut them with a new razor and see if they perk up? 
 

Intriguedbybonsai

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Re: Growing Mikawa Japanese Black Pine from Seed
« Reply #65 on: May 31, 2012, 11:29 PM »
 One of my seedlings, a pinyon, has perked up from it's droopiness ;). As with the others, I'll try re-cutting them with another new exacto knife.