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|04-28-2014 03:28 PM|
|04-28-2014 12:26 AM|
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?
|02-26-2013 11:19 PM|
|ADJAquariums||wow, and i though Wendtii bronze was cool... Holy cow|
|02-26-2013 04:14 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 01:48 PM|
|Unikorn||Subscribed! This thread is totally inspiring.|
|07-25-2012 04:17 AM|
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 ;-)
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 12:43 PM|
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 09:10 PM|
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|04-09-2012 05:50 PM|
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.
|04-09-2012 05:42 PM|
Here is a nice big Crypt nurii mother plant that I pulled out last night. Sorry for the terrible lighting...
|04-09-2012 05:36 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 05:12 PM|
Originally Posted by Jeffww View Post
I beleive the trip accross the big blue is whats causing the issue not the aclimation afterwards.
|04-09-2012 04:55 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 04:43 PM|
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
|04-09-2012 04:36 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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