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X-ray Mutagenesis on Poppy

12/22/19

I exposed a large number of poppy seed from my collection from breadseed poppies that I've grown in the past. The supply was settled at 3v and the duration was about 3 minutes.

01/11/20

Some germination maybe spotted, I'm tempted to try and setup a macro time-lapse out there.

01/20/20

Here's a picture of one of the little guys:

poppy1

1/24: not too much more germination or growth apparent, nothing looks mutated yet either.

03/04/20

Nothing too exciting to report besides it looks like a snail got one of my prized mutants, but it looks like there might be some interesting ones that will make it to flowering. I planted a patch of unexposed seeds to have a control as well.

Here's a pic from 2/18:

poppy-2-18-20.jpg

05/09/20

It looks like only one poppy survived:

poppy-may09

There were two... but the smaller one just disappeared... might be a little shop of horrors thing going on here.


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