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Chris43
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Chris43 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:29 pm

If members would like the Seed Pool to continue, they do have to be rather more forthcoming with seed. So please can you send surplus seed to me, address in the Seed Pool http://i18.servimg.com/u/f18/14/66/89/56/2864-210.jpg.

I see that the last posting there seems to offer seed but not for the Pool. If that's what members want then fine, and I can spend my time elsewhere.
Chris, Chinnor, Oxon, UK
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Chris43 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 11:31 am

I am delighted to report that the Seed Pool now has 85 different species in it, thanks to the generosity of a number of people, especially our members jfabiao, Alan Tootil, and bcss.

I understand that more is coming, and I have yet to clean my seeds from this year.

I shall be away from 22/9 to 5/10, but any requests will be handled on my return in the order that they arrive. Could such requests be made electronically, so I have a clear record of time and date of sending.
Chris, Chinnor, Oxon, UK
Owner of a National Collection of the genus Mammillaria.
Chair of the Mammillaria Society.
BCSS High Wycombe Branch.
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Pause on Access to Seed Pool - Sorry.

Postby Chris43 » Sun Oct 22, 2017 10:09 pm

There's been a lot of activity recently, and now the PC on which I keep the spreadsheet and all the software for uploading etc. has blown up - well the power supply at least has gone. Its 7 yr old, so not a bad life. It'll take me a week or more to get a new machine, install all the old software, restore files from back-up so for now I have to call a pause on handling requests.
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BCSS High Wycombe Branch.
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http://www.woodedge.me.uk/Home.html
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Chris in Leeds » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:24 pm

Can you not remove the hard drive and put in a case and use as an external drive ?
Just a thought
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TEPHROCACTUS AND RELATED SPECIES
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Phil_SK » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:19 pm

If you need a new PC for only this then it's worth looking at alternatives, such as Google sheet - free and web-based/no software.
Phil Crewe, BCSS 38143. Mostly S. American cacti, esp. Lobivia, Sulcorebutia and little Opuntia
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Chris43 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:19 pm

No, not just for this. I'd agree an alternative solution would then be better, its just that I had all my files and upload software on my desktop, which I use for many other things - photo editing, databases etc.
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Chair of the Mammillaria Society.
BCSS High Wycombe Branch.
Happy for other Forum members to drop by - pm first.
http://www.woodedge.me.uk/Home.html
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Chris43 » Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:00 am

OK, normal (?) service has resumed.
New PC up and running, all files transferred, software loaded.
I've done a physical check on the seeds in stock, so hopefully the list is now right up to date.
Chris, Chinnor, Oxon, UK
Owner of a National Collection of the genus Mammillaria.
Chair of the Mammillaria Society.
BCSS High Wycombe Branch.
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Re: BCSS Forum Seed Pool

Postby Cidermanrolls » Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:08 am

Excellent service from Chris.
Also I can report very good viability from the Turbinicarpus seed on the list. I've planted 11 forms and less than 2 weeks in can see plenty of germination in 8 pots.
I have the my seeds in a large propagator inside my main greenhouse. It has a fluorescent strip grow light and both the light and the heating are on a timer to try to mimic daily cycles.
I also now have germination in the pot of Schlumbergera kautskyi sent to me as a seed pod by Ralph M earlier this year. This had sat dormant through the late summer when the propagator was in "grow on" mode (open top, lower humidity) and is now off and running in the higher humidity conditions. Let's hope these develop.
Many thanks Chris and the donators.
Jon

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