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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #136
- To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
- Subject: Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V6 #136
- From: GramFran413 at aol_com
- Date: Sun, 27 Apr 2003 10:08:11 EDT
In a message dated 4/27/03 4:02:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
Aquatic-Plants-Owner at actwin_com writes:
> >Thanks for your easily understood response, Giancarlo. If I'm interpreting
> >this correctly, it sounds as though root fertilization might -- big might
> >there -- reduce the number of "aerial" roots. I consider some, but not
> >of them to be unsightly.
> I think it's more likely a response to needing more O2 for root
> Much like Cypress knees in swamps or Mangrove roots' allowing O2 for root
> respiration. A number of wetland plants do this.
> There's no source of O2 down in the wetland substrates.
I'm sorry, Tom, but I didn't even take high school chemistry! As the
original post said, lots of this stuff just goes w-a-y over my head. I don't
understand what "02 for root respiration means. Could you break that down
for this aquatic plant illiterate -- please?
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