There are a few good ones there and I was so tempted to graft some of the more heavy flecking ones but I think I will leave them be. I hope they turn out to look like what they are suppose to.
These were my first attempt at growing Astros from seed and I only wish I had started growing them years earlier instead of concentrating on Arios. Would have sowed between 3000-4000 Ario seeds over the past few years with very little to show.
Here's my only remaining Astro caput-medusae from my first batch of 5 seeds sown about 14 months ago that I repotted the same day. Hope it survives because the seeds were not cheap. Could have probably bought the same size plant with what i paid for the seeds. Still have 4 very young ones (different source, cheaper seed) that are starting to show their first turbercle but I grafted one of those today.
Also repotted these Arios a few days ago. They were sown in late 2005.
They are mostly fissuratus (on the left), hintonni (middle) and a couple of kotchs and Obregonias scattered about. That pots under two layers of 70% shade-cloth now with a couple of pots a retuses (same age) that really appreciate the filtered sunlight.