Thanks to all of you who replied. The advice to put the Aponogeton bulb
in the vegie crisper was given by Dorothy Reimer of the Aquatic
Gardener's Association, when she gave a lecture at the local aquarium
society. She said to put it in a zip-lock bag with about a tablespoon of
water, and leave it in the crisper for 6-8 weeks. She didn't say
anything about changing the water occasionally, but I think that may be a
good idea. Perhaps those whose bulbs rotted left them in for too long.
I'm going to give this a try, and I'll report back (6 weeks from now...)
on the results.
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