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ONandONandON

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atomic gardening radiated seeds for mutation
« on: April 20, 2021, 11:29:06 pm »

this is posted somewhere, but i'm bringing it back  8)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atomic_gardening

i found irradiated seed packets experiment for sale,

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Irradiated-Seed-Set-Radish-5-Packs-of-50/812469713
"Seed that have been exposed to a Cobalt-60 source are used to demonstrate the effects of varying degrees of radiation. Squash preparations of root tips show distinct disturbances of the normal mitotic pattern. Somatic changes brought on by irradiation are often clearly visible a short time after germination begins. The set contains an untreated control packet and packet of seed exposed to various levels of radiation (50; 150; 500; 4,000 Krads)."

but i'd like to make my own irradiated seeds thank you.. Any ideas for radiation sources?

im not sure it's legal to possess cobalt60 like they used,
but there are sterilization companies who use cobalt 60,
maybe send them a package of seeds to be irradiated...
https://www.nordion.com/products/irradiation-systems/
https://starfishmedical.com/blog/gamma-irradiation-sterilization/
https://sterigenics.com/technologies/gamma-irradiation/
https://www.steris-ast.com/services/gamma-irradiation/
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Re: atomic gardening radiated seeds for mutation
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2021, 01:36:05 am »

I would expect that everything going through a sterilization cobalt source be completely dead. I know someone working in such a company, will ask an opinion.
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Re: atomic gardening radiated seeds for mutation
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2021, 08:09:43 pm »

it depends on the amount of exposure time and distance to source.
"exposed to various levels of radiation (50; 150; 500; 4,000 Krads)"
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