CAPSULES: Sterilization

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by Robert M. [Bert] Hamilton (Compiler)

Originally published in The Orchid Doctor in 1980 and 1988

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Wash them in soap and water or scrub them in the same, rinse and submerge in a 50% solution of bleach for 12 minutes; rinse again; if the capsule was intact the seed should have been sterile inside. OBIII-275
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