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    • Squat flasks are 250ml polycarbonate containers, 85 x 85 mm with Vent Spots. These hold 20 plants
    • Maxi flasks are 500ml polypropylene containers 95 x 95mm with Vent Spots. Hold up to 40 plants
    • Maxi Tall flasks are 750ml polypylene containers 95 x 135mm with Vent Spots. For Cymbidiums

    Seed sowing fee

    Seed sowing fee is AU$15.00 + gst per sowing (3 mother flasks sown per pod or pack of seed) either intact pods or dry seed. The fee is payable when the seeds are sent to the laboratory.

    Replating fee

    Hobby flasks of 20 plants cost $22.00 plus gst

    Standard flasks of 25 plants cost $30.00 plus gst

    Bulk flasks of 30 plants cost $34.00 Note plants in bulk flasks will be smaller due to slight crowding

    50% of the replating costs are due when the seedlings are ready for their final replate. Replating will be carried out when this fee and any other outstanding amounts have been paid. The remaining 50% of the replate costs becomes payable when the flasks are ready for despatch and the client has been advised.

    The minimum order is 90 seedlings per sowing.

    Once flasks are ready for despatch they cannot be stored in the laboratory.

    Sending Pods or Seed to the Laboratory

    Please note that split pods cannot be accepted due to the high risk of fungal damage, particularly when sent during warm weather. We can only sow intact pods or dry seed. IMPORTANT Please contact the laboratory before sending pods so that they can be sown as soon as they are received. Please send intact pods or dry seed in a Postpak or similar mailing tube to prevent damage in transit and send by Express Post. Place dry seeds in a small paper envelope with the edges sealed with tape. Please do not wrap pods or seed in plastic or use airtight containers such as glass , or use Jiffy bags which are plastic lined which may cause fungal damage.

    NB Australian orders will incur a 10% GST (Goods & Services Tax).

    Delivery of Flasks

    Flasks can be picked up from the laboratory or we will send them to you via TNT Express Courier. TNT Express air freight charges within Australia are as follows: Up to 3 kg $15.00, 3 to 5 kg $20.00 plus gst.

    TNT Express require the following details for delivery.

    • Somewhere that the courier can leave the parcel if you are not at home.
    • Your email address
    • Your daytime phone number.
    • Please check that you do not live in a ‘TNT remote area’. If you do TNT will charge an extra $44.00 for delivery. You can check if you are in a TNT remote area on the TNT website at www.tnt.com.au

    Please see the ‘How to Produce Orchid Seed’ page in the Information section of the website for estimated times to harvest your seed pods.Please note that harvest times vary depending on:

    • The time of the year
    • Your climate
    • Your growing conditions
    • The particular species

    Summary of Harvest Times and Recommended Flask Sizes

    GENUS Seed pod harvest time (months) * Flask type No. of seedlings per flask
    Cattleya 5-7 Maxi 25
    Cymbidium + 9 Maxi Tall 25 or 30
    Dendrobium 2-5 Maxi 25
    Disa 1-1.5 Squat 20
    Disa 1-1.5 Maxi 30 to 40
    Laelia 4-6 Maxi 25
    Masdevallia 3 Maxi 25 or 30
    Miltonia 4-5 Maxi 25
    Odontoglossum 9 Maxi 25
    Oncidium 9 Maxi 25
    Paphiopedilum 6-15 Squat 10 or 15
    Paphiopedilum 6-15 Maxi 20 or 25
    Phalaenopsis 7 Maxi 25
    Pleione # 5-6 Maxi 25 or 30
    Sarcochilus 7-12 Maxi 25
    Sophronitis 2-3 Maxi 25
    Vanda 5 Maxi 25
    Zygopetalum 8 Maxi Tall 25 or 30

    + Seed still germinates when a little immature and cream coloured.
    # Often mixed with infertile white seed. *Approximate time after pollination until harvesting of ripe pods.