This is a pic of the first one to germinate.
A few days later it had grown a bit more...
Today i hand fed the largest seedling some springtails...hope it doesn't get indigestion from this appetizer...
It's interesting how these seedlings tend to escape from their seeds, almost in a Harry Houdini-like manner.
They send down their radical root and then with their two cotyledon leaves still 'handcuffed' inside the seed, they work on freeing their true leaves.
It almost looks like a green alien trying to extricate its octipus-like tentacle while its arms are still caught in its space pod...obviously a very adept contortionist with this maneuver.
Here is the second largest seedling, with it's arms still caught in the pod.
Once those arms are free, you bugs better beware, cuz it'll only have eyes for you...
Edited by dvg, 16 December 2011 - 01:49 AM.