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Old 04-09-2011, 03:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello Guys and Gals,

Just figured I'd start a thread to drum up some interest for the next meeting. According to the club calendar we're supposed to have a tissue culture workshop. I've got to admit though, I don't know what that would actually entail. So, if anybody wants to talk tissue, this is the place!

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Old 04-11-2011, 09:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You know, I'm glad you posted about this. I was thinking along the same lines (that I don't know much about tissue culture). I tried it once and wasn't able to get the plants to grow. I would like to try it again and get the hang of it before making it a meeting (unless someone in the club already knows how and wants to teach us how?).

A few months ago when our plant club calendar was being planned I had hoped that we could do a tissue culture workshop but the month of April was a bit of a blank. I was thinking about this the other day while I was collecting Daphnia for my fish and I think it would be a great time to do a little demo on how to collect and breed various types of live food. Some of the things that will be discussed are which ones are safe for planted tanks, how to maintain them, where to find them, etc...

This is a great time for this kind of meeting because starting live food cultures early in the spring will provide high quality food for our aquariums all summer long. Plus it gives us a chance to try something a little different and also a chance to get out and enjoy the warming days after the long winter.

What does everyone think?
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Old 04-13-2011, 05:42 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Unfortunately, I'm going to be out of state on the 23rd.

Fortunately, however, I will be in Florida, scouring every ditch I can find for cool aquatic things to mail home and grow/breed/whatever and probably driving my family bonkers.

Hoping I won't be eaten by gators/escaped snakes/water moccasins/sharks in the process. No guarantees, though.
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hmmm, ditches in Florida. You are brave!
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hmmm, ditches in Florida. You are brave!
I'm thinking I'll maybe bring working gloves. And possibly steel-tip boots. Or at least stiff leather ones. You know, to keep the possible gators and snakes away from my appendages... I need those appendages more than they do.

On a more relevant note, I think we should have an invert meeting one of these days
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I'd suggest waders. $30-$40 You'd be able to get about three feet into the water without getting wet.

Where in Florida are you going to be? I've heard of a few spots...
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It's not the getting wet that bothers me, LOL. It's the getting eaten. If I had problems with getting wet, I'm in the wrong hobby :P

Anyway, our hotel is in Destin, FL, but we're flying to New Orleans and driving over. I figure I'll raid the Alabama coastline, too, if I can convince the loony brigade to stop along the way. And we may stay in NO for a day at the end of our trip, as well. Destin itself is a peninsula surrounded by the gulf, but maybe 20mi away is the Choctawhatchee River, which I'm thinking is freshwater... and I'm sure ditches can be found everywhere.
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