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04-28-2014 04:28 PM
saddletramp Gordon Richards
04-28-2014 01:26 AM
aronson Some time back I used to get a regular email from a fellow in Brooklyn, NY who sold aquatic plants including a wide variety of crypts. Does anyone here know who this person is and if he's still running his list?

Fellow Cryptogeek,
Adam
02-27-2013 12:19 AM
ADJAquariums wow, and i though Wendtii bronze was cool... Holy cow
02-26-2013 05:14 PM
xximanoobxx I have a bunch of rares but don't remember the names. I'm 200 miles away from home so when I get back, I may post a list in here and some pictures.
10-27-2012 02:48 PM
Unikorn Subscribed! This thread is totally inspiring.
07-25-2012 05:17 AM
rs79 There used to be a crypts mailing list but it died and by then forums such as this popped up and it didn't seem worth fixing. These flourished until a couple of years ago when Facebook became ubiquitous, I'm not really sure there's a Crypt group there although there are planted tank groups. There's maybe half a dozen planted tank web fora, most have a crypt section.

Jan's Crypts Pages really are the nexus of all things Crypt. He's our spiritual leader ;-)

http://crypts.home.xs4all.nl/Cryptocoryne/index.html

Read every page on there and read all the blogs he references in his links section and you'll have a pretty good lay of the land. There's maybe 60 new plants that nobody is really sure what they are - around 2004, 2005, for some reason Cryptmania went crazy and there was a flood of exploration, photos and plant material going around and they still haven't sort out a tiny fraction of is yet.

20 years ago it was a big deal to even see potiderifolia. 15 years ago one guy could grow nurii in a tank, everybody else failed. Things are different now, there's over 100 species of Crypts and 60 more that are either different looking verions of existig species or new species.
06-09-2012 01:43 PM
saddletramp
Is this the spot?

Have I finally found the A Crypt Hangout? Or, Is there another site where Crypt keepers lurk on a more regular basis?
At present am trying to reestablish a long gone Crypt collection. Currently, I have nothing of a constructive nature to contribute to any thread. I apologize for that.
Currently time is spent getting all this newly available substrate, lighting and other new-fangled stuff down pat and developing a system. For sure, in haste, there will be changes along the way.
As good as the Crypts are, it appears that their keepers are better. The few of you I have interfaced with so far, have been very helpful. Thanks to you who have been kind enough to help with questions, plants, etc.
I do have some good camera equipment. Hopefully I will be able to contribute in some small way with anything I can offer.
Please let me know where I should be hanging out in this forum and what I can do to help the hobby.
Thanks to all in advance, Bill Reichert
04-12-2012 10:10 PM
manualfocus
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Originally Posted by Hcancino View Post
How is this doing?
Just saw your question. That thing is currently hibernating. It completely melted down to a tiny rhizome and has barely made any movement in ages. Chad's Flamingo is doing much better.
04-09-2012 06:50 PM
lbacha I'll post some pics tommorrow but I just acquired a large patch of keei and a uenoi for my terrarium. I've also rescaped my aquarium so from left to right I have usteriana x walkeri, hudoroi, green affinis, undulata, normal nurri, keei, purpurea, red mattalic affinis, ideii and in the middle of the tank is a nice clump of tropica. I can now officially call this a crypt cube.

Len
04-09-2012 06:42 PM
chad320 Here is a nice big Crypt nurii mother plant that I pulled out last night. Sorry for the terrible lighting...

04-09-2012 06:36 PM
chad320 Yes, I agree with the both of you. Jeff, i had bad luck doing it completely submergent, but the high humidity and fairly sterile environment seemed to work better than any of them.
04-09-2012 06:12 PM
lbacha
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I've mentioned this in the crypt club thread but I'll mention it again: Tissue cultured plants need heavy acclimatization in order to be grown even at around 80% humidity. They will also be under the influence of the plant hormones still. It's probably just better to grow them submersed...or under exceedingly high humidity like in a plastic baggy with sterilized sphagnum as the substrate.
I agree completly with your statement but what I'm wondering is how the shipping of the actual culture is affecting the plants. Most companied that do tissue culture commercially harden the plants before shipping them. Even companied that sell tissue culture jars of orchids recommend either really quick shipping or picking them up locally.

I beleive the trip accross the big blue is whats causing the issue not the aclimation afterwards.

Len
04-09-2012 05:55 PM
Jeffww I've mentioned this in the crypt club thread but I'll mention it again: Tissue cultured plants need heavy acclimatization in order to be grown even at around 80% humidity. They will also be under the influence of the plant hormones still. It's probably just better to grow them submersed...or under exceedingly high humidity like in a plastic baggy with sterilized sphagnum as the substrate.
04-09-2012 05:43 PM
lbacha I'm thinking they need to be acclimated before they are shipped overseas I wonder if we can find someone in Europe to grow them out then send them over

Len
04-09-2012 05:36 PM
chad320 Len, mine showed up with tissue culture gel still on the roots. Shipping stress was alot of it, yes. Most were melted when they arrived after a week. I split them between emergent and submergent setups and tried to give each one a different style of substrate/growing conditions just to get one to take off. They were so tiny and melted that I really didnt expect any to survive.
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