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Zapins 05-20-2011 06:32 PM

In Argentina
Hey guys,
I'm in Argentina (Buenos Aires). I'm planning on examining every stream / pond / lake / river, but does anyone know what species of plants, fish or shrimp I might find down here, or have a particular place in mind that I should check out?

I'll post pics soon.

Zapins 05-21-2011 04:28 PM

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I found some plants! I went to the Tigre river delta and took a boat trip up the canals. I need plant IDs! If you can peg the species I'd be very grateful!

I found:
Lilaeopsis (brasiliensis?). No picture yet!

Some type of Hydrocotyle.

And most excitingly I found a new type of aquatic moss! It looks a little like fissidens moss but it has a much nicer green color, and seems to grow more robustly. Its absolutely gorgeous.



A mussel

ukamikazu 05-21-2011 04:34 PM

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Neato! Especially on the moss. I think many of us were under the, up until now, mistaken impression that there wasn't a lot in the way of aquatic mosses in South America in general.

So what's the possibility of getting that through customs legally?

Zapins 05-21-2011 04:46 PM

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I have a feeling that South America is one of the most overlooked places in the world for new aquatic plants. Partially because not many aquatic plant travelers come out here on collecting trips, and partly because the hobbyists that live in South America don't come to our site very often.

I am not sure about the customs regulations. Maybe someone could step in here and let us know?

Zapins 05-21-2011 04:47 PM

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Cavan Allen 05-21-2011 05:07 PM

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Neat stuff. That's probably L. peploides, which doesn't work for us.

Hoping for Lilaeopsis pics.

Zapins 05-21-2011 05:15 PM

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Hmm. Good thing I didn't collect any of the Ludwigia then. It was also in a really nasty little pond.

Its not aquatic then? Oh I also saw some giant plants that look like swords. I'll have to find the picture later.

khanzer22 05-22-2011 08:30 AM

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Cool find Michael... Wish I had the time collecting native plants when I went to the Philippines for vacation... Hope you can find more cool stuff there!

asukawashere 05-27-2011 12:40 PM

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XD That moss is awesome! I haven't the foggiest idea what it is, but it's neat!

You need to get that through customs... find someone who'll issue a phytosanitary certificate and you should be able to get it in the country... I think... o_O'

Tex Gal 05-27-2011 03:14 PM

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Is that you, Michael? Did I hear a Brittish accent?

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