Allergies from aquatic plants?
To: Aquatic-Plants at actwin_com
Subject: Allergies from aquatic plants?
From: schmaus at drmail_dr.att.com (SchmausJ)
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 1996 11:49:39 -0700
In-Reply-To: Aquatic-Plants-Owner at ActWin_com "Aquatic Plants Digest V1 #339" (Mar 16, 12:23pm)
References: <199603161723.MAA17622 at looney_actwin.com>
Fellow Aquatic Plant lovers,
Has anybody ever had allergic reactions from their plant tank?
Over the last two weeks I've started getting asthma attacks whenever
I open the tank or, now, even go into the basement.
My giant val just recently produced several flowers, which is the
only thing that's changed in the tank over the last two weeks. I
removed all of them I could find. I am vigorously hoping that's
the source of the pollen! Otherwise I'll have to move out, or
get rid of the tank!
SO, has anybody ever heard of allergic reactions to aquatic plants?
Anubias barteri, "normal" and nana varieties.
Some of these have new blooms. I hope it's not
these, since I rather like them.
Myriophyllum (I think that's what it is -- a sprig of it
rode in with the bunch of plants I bought from
George a few months back) No visible flowers.
Ludwigia. No visible flowers
Corkscrew Val. No visible flowers
Echinodorus Tenellus No visible flowers
Java Fern <-- it's got spores, too!
Giant Val No flowers since I clipped them.
Bacopa No visible flowers
Any ideas? Are any of these known to be "aquatic ragweed"?