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RE: lace plant experiments
- To: <Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com>
- Subject: RE: lace plant experiments
- From: "Michael Eckardt" <mike at odg_com>
- Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 11:39:08 -0500
- Importance: Normal
- In-Reply-To: <200203080848.g288m3g04140 at acme_actwin.com>
After you're in the hobby for a while, the true nature of the plants reveals
itself: some of them are nothing but weeds, others are finicky as heck.
The trick is to know which is which.
> I salute your courage! I have trouble giving my Java moss a rigorous
> Joe K
Well, I DO like the plant and didn't want to part with (all of) it. But
instead of a valuable, territorial, smelly tomcat, I wanted a cute little
kitten! Sure, I could have sold the whole thing to a store for a few $$, but
that would have meant losing the plant.
I have not seen another lace plant in the stores here for years, and I would
guess that mine is a particularly "easy" variety. No rest periods, tolerates
hard water, high temperatures (summer at 80), and impossible to destroy
For now, I am keeping all the bits 'cept one, just to make sure they are
coming through this alright. Then it's a matter of shipping to the US (I'm
in Canada) and the status of the defence fund.
By the way, the "complaint" had nothing to do with having a big plant, but
rather with not having anymore aquascaping options. It was filling 2/3 of my
> Your complaint sounds a bit like a local person who insisted upon
> having my
> Veterinarian Neuter his healthy MALE Calico cat. As the Vet
> said, "People
> complain about the darndest things. Yes, I DID try my best to
> dissuade him,
> explaining that a fertile MALE Calico Cat would be an extremely valuable
> animal, but they insisted on the Neutering. And, since Cats are
> defined as
> "property," they had that right. Ya never know, though, about the things
> folks complain about."
> How much will you charge for "starts" of your monster? I would
> like to be
> afflicted with it!!!!!