looks almost exactly like my pulchella X eriksonea.
mine reached maturity wicked fast, and once they start booming, its almost like a forever cycle for me. they pop a new one up after a week of the first one doing down.
theyre very pretty.
Right now, there is nothing really notable.
The tank is undergoing some sort of algea bloom, and the rosettes are beginning to get some sort of disease.
the leaves are developing black spots and dropping off.
Im going to need to clean the tank up and get everything presentable again before...
I have always been a fan of Moss Scape themed terrariums.
I would reccomend against nepenthes, because they require far more care than what
can be adequately given in a small terrarium. Also, In my experience, they never did as well as I would have liked to see.
What i would reccomend -...
The roots have now turned into feathery aquatic masses, the seed is almost now completely obscured.
Growth is not progressing nearly as fast as the first 2 weeks, however stems continue to grow. longer and longer, despite the
Also Of interest while poking through the internet, I found these.
These are Trapa Bicornis Rosaries, Dated from 1870. Note how the seeds have the same face/structure,
however they are almost completely missing the horns. Could this be evolution of the species evident in...
Day 16 - New roots are spreading like crazy. every root grows 200 more. these small pins were not here 3 days ago.
The stem leading to the rosette. The Bi-lateral spikes along this stem will also soon turn into mechanisms of mass root-ation.
I swear they were smaller yesterday...
Update: The Bicornis nut has been moved and transplanted to a 40 gallon tank.
After fighting a 3 day battle with Sand, Soil, and waterborne debris, the tank has finally cleared up enough to take pictures.
Unfortunately, Pictures from this point on will probably not be as clear as the ones...
The other Seed was removed 2 days ago. I felt after this amount of time,
it was a goner. Bubbles had been seen rising from the top hole a day ago after being submerged for
nearly a week. In my eyes a good sign of decay or bacterial growth. I removed it and set it into a separate container.
Thanks Bluemax! I tried my best to keep as interesting as possible. Im honestly surprised myself at how many people
have commented and taken interest.
Night of Day 10
The Bicornis Nut is being moved to a separate holding tank while the aquarium substrate is prepared.
I Wish I had taken photos earlier. The roots that are now draping over the woody seed coat
that morning were no longer than .1 CM
Day 10 - November 16
Now that this plant has stems, leaves, and a root system, Its time to add Substrate.
It makes me curious, These plants are mostly found in SE Asia, and they are labeled as an Annual. But In a tropical environment I wouldnt think there would be frosts that
Im beginning to wonder.
When you type in "Trapa Bicornis" on Image search, you will get atleast 3 or 4 different...
Im really surprised by that too. I didnt expect it to move nearly as quick.
Various sites talk about it being a weedy invader, But the information is very unclear,
as they also talk about its Relative Trapa Natans taking over ponds and other bodies of water.
Its hard to tell which plant is which...
Youre welcome. However, keep in mind these seeds are nearly impossible to find Alive.
Its taken me 12 years to find (a) viable one. Im hoping that I can produce more
and offer them in the future. Some people say their local Asian markets sometimes offer these
around moon festival, because...