Manic Botanix Cyclone
No expense has been spared in formulating this laboratory grade tissue culture/cloning medium.
Amazing really – at half the cost of lesser products because Manic Botanix does things differently.
Cyclone clone gel contains 3g/L of IBA (Indole-3-Butyric Acid), a powerful auxin that is the key to all good rooting compounds.
Other ingredients include:
Carbopol 940 (a cosmetic/pharmacuetical thickening agent known as a cross-linked polyacrylate polymer first developed by the US Dept of Agriculture and since used by NASA. Carbopol 940 acts as a wetting agent and has stabilizing and preservative qualities. Note: Most companies use cheap agar or xanthum gum thickeners in their clone gels
Pyrodoxine HCl (vitamin B6)
Riboflavin (vitamin B2)
Niacin (vitamin B3)
Cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12)
Thiamine HCl (vitamin B1)
The following vitamins are required for culture growth in tissue culture studies – thiamine, pyridoxine and nicotinic acid (Niacin vitamin B3). Thiamine is shown to be essential for culture growth, but the rest are promotive agents. Pantothenic acid is also known to be promoter but it is less used in the tissue culture process.
Thiamine is normally used at concentrations ranging from 0.1 to 10.0 mg/liter
Does Your Clone Gel Measure Up?
Most commercially available clone gels don’t incorporate the appropriate B group vitamins and other rooting agents that are required for adventurous root initiation and optimal root strike times and rates. Ask your hydro retailer just what’s in the clone gel that you are currently purchasing and see if it measures up.