If you are new to our laboratory services, please visit the various sections of our laboratory services. Should you have any additional questions please contact us directly and we will be happy to discuss our requirements and processes in further detail.
Please note: You must contact the laboratory before sending any material.
Please see cost and payment guidelines for details.
ORCHIDS FROM YOUR SEED PODS
1st Stage – Germination
$42 for 2 mother flask
Mother Flasks are used internally
to create the final flasks.
2nd STAGE – REPLATING
$15-40 per replated flask
These are the final flasks that are
sent to you ready to plant out
CLONING YOUR ORCHID
$0.80-3.50 per plant
Meristem Cloning using new growth from your orchid.
Charged by the plant with 40 plants per final flask sent to you
ready to plant out.
TREATMENT FOR PLOIDY CHANGE
$25 per cross treatment
Oryzalin is used to treat the plants which can cause ploidy changes.
Primarily used to convert diploids to tetraploids.
How to prepare your seed pods for shipment
The best way to send your pods is to put each pod in a paper envelope with the number that assigns the pod written on the pod and the envelope. Never put pods in plastic bags as this creates conditions for contamination. Put the paper envelopes in a box so they do not get crushed in the mail. Always include how many mother flasks and how many final flasks (replates) you want to be made. It may be helpful to include the genus of the pod. It is up to you if you would like to give us the cross infromation for the pod. If you do, we will record it in our records, but we will not share that information with others. Also, it is best, but not ncessary, to send your material so that it arrives earlier in the week. Finally, most importantly, do not send any material until you have approval.