08-25-2009, 02:51 PM
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| | Re: Eriocaulon aquaticum (not new)
Yes kookm , I did send you some and am glad it managed well for you.. In either case I have figured out the dormancy thing this year after watching them all summer, I have some in tanks, some in planters outside and a bunch in my pond. If you grab them early from the wild when the roots are still white and growth vigorous they do not go dormant in tanks if you grab them when the roots have gone entirely brownish they apparently have already started the one way march towards dormancy. Dormancy has started in the lakes around me already for most of the wild ones I checked. My pond is warmer and they havent started yet and my ones in planters and tanks are fine. They are the only erio that I have managed to grow well in my hard limestone aquifer water. Other erios just grow so slowly in this water as to be almost frozen. Even with EI, co2 mist hi light, aquasoil etc. The surface water here is much softer then the water the town pulls from the aquifier which is liquid rock.