Seed pack construction

(Dr. Laurent Legendre – February 2003 - )



Pinguicula seeds are small and precious. The following seed pack prevents their escape and does not require taping or the use of plastics to which the seeds glue and are lost. Wrapping seeds with plastic may even lead to their suffocation if packs are kept at warm temperature (high breathing rate). This can occur during transport for example.


1- Fold a square white paper as follows


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            Step 5 – The upper triangle folds behind the 2 lower ones.










2- The seeds can be placed at the center of the seed pack which can be folded and un-folded many times.


3- Don’t forget to write the name of the mother plant, the date of collect and your name.