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Exhausted/ run out Mitragyna speciosa in culture

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This is what happens if you keep a plant in culture over several years.

Repeat subculturing down the line ( as opposed to subculture from preserved parent plant tissue by methods such as cryo storage or storage media formulation ) inevitably leads to a degradation in plant quality.

In this instance poor quality was indicated by a wilting stem, occasional wilting and browning of older leaves, a lower proliferation rate and a radical decrease in deflasking success.

There are a number of ways around it, and they are different for each species- and in some cases each individual plant. In this instance we got best results from moving from a solid media to a liquid media- other media formulations didn't actually achieve good results

There is no telling how many generations it will take a plant in culture to become exhauseted or run out

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that is some weird freaky shit you are doing there. It's like the life force of the plant diminishes and wont 'work' anymore... weird.

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