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Re: Aquatic Plants Digest V3 #94

<< A day or two ago someone asked if there were any floating plants
 which aphids would not decimate. I've had an aphid problem for
 some time, and while your aphids may belong to a different clan
 than mine, here are my observations. 
 They love salvinia minima and most emergent stem plants which
 are attacked as they grow at or above the water surface. This
 includes the rotalas, the hygros, bacopa caroliniana, vallisneria,
 nesaea, swords, hornwort, etc. They pay little attention to water
 sprite and water lettuce. That doesn't leave much does it?
 - --
 Dave Whittaker
 ac554 at FreeNet_Carleton.ca >>

I can safely say with little hesitation that aphids are quite fond of both
water sprite and water lettuce!!

Dean Sliger
Deansliger at aol_com