Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #17

>From: "Dan Resler" <resler at liberty_mas.vcu.edu>
>Date: Sun, 17 Sep 1995 22:29:14 -0400 (EDT)
>Subject: Amano & Mike T.
>.... Anyway, Amano's book
>came up. He was chuckling because everyone under the sun has been
>calling him asking for Riccia. And he talks them all out of using it,
>saying it just won't work. Mike claims that the stuff will look like
>the pictures for about 3 weeks, then everything next to the rocks
>starts rotting and it all goes to h*ll. Has anybody out there actually
>tried tying this stuff to rocks to see how it will do?

Sounds like some scheme where you tie Riccia to stones with thread.  Riccia
has no mechanism for sticking to objects.  It wants to float at the
surface.  If it is tied down, as soon as the part tied dies and decays, the
rest will float up to the surface.  If you want an underwater Chia pet, try
it, but don't expect it to last.

Paul Krombholz                  Tougaloo College, Tougaloo, MS  39174