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07-22-2016 06:06 PM
TaylorTurner
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Jacob worth more maybe a couple var for one lol. I have blassii, siamensis, diderici, and cordata var

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Haha, I'd be fine with a one-for-one trade, but will never turn down a crypt!
07-22-2016 05:52 PM
BDoss1985 Jacob worth more maybe a couple var for one lol. I have blassii, siamensis, diderici, and cordata var

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07-22-2016 04:31 PM
TaylorTurner
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Mines emerses growth still struggles. I've yet to get a jacobsenii pink in my collection definitely one i need.

Cordata varieties have alot of color also you may want to look into those.

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Want to trade a C. cordata for a C. jacobsenii this fall?
07-22-2016 04:28 PM
BDoss1985 Mines emerses growth still struggles. I've yet to get a jacobsenii pink in my collection definitely one i need.

Cordata varieties have alot of color also you may want to look into those.



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07-22-2016 03:36 PM
TaylorTurner
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Awesomeness, good to see others excited in the crypt world. Lemme know how the ferruginea works out for you, mine grows melts and grows never has gotten very big.
Probably overly excited, honestly, and I'll definitely post updates on the condition of my collection. I have read that C. ferruginea struggles to grow well submersed (Bastmeijer, 2013), so I suspect I will be confronted with similar issues.
07-22-2016 03:28 PM
BDoss1985
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The collection expands:
1. C. wendtii var. 'bronze'
2. C. wendtii var. 'green'
3. C. beckettii var. 'petchii'
4. C. matakensis var. 'brown'
5. C. dewitii 'Papua New Guinea'
6. Cryptocoryne sp. 'silver bullet' (believed to be actually be 'silver queen')
7. C. parva
8. C. nurii
9. C. striolata
10. C. fusca
Coming soon:
11. C. ferruginea 'Bau'
12. C. jacobsenii var. 'pink'

They certainly add up fast! Once my new specimens arrive I'll post up some pictures.

Here's a couple of the most recent acquisitions settling in:


C. fusca has a new leaf.


C. striolata is growing very slowly so far, but I'll take slow growth and no melt! Never mind my eternally unscraped glass.
Awesomeness, good to see others excited in the crypt world. Lemme know how the ferruginea works out for you, mine grows melts and grows never has gotten very big.

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07-22-2016 12:06 AM
jcmv4792 Need identification on this crypt. Was sold to me as crypt balansae but doesn't look like balansae in other photos at all. Others have suggested retrospiralis, crispatula flaccidfolia..etc. These are 2ft+ long



07-21-2016 07:15 AM
TaylorTurner The collection expands:
1. C. wendtii var. 'bronze'
2. C. wendtii var. 'green'
3. C. beckettii var. 'petchii'
4. C. matakensis var. 'brown'
5. C. dewitii 'Papua New Guinea'
6. Cryptocoryne sp. 'silver bullet' (believed to be actually be 'silver queen')
7. C. parva
8. C. nurii
9. C. striolata
10. C. fusca
Coming soon:
11. C. ferruginea 'Bau'
12. C. jacobsenii var. 'pink'

They certainly add up fast! Once my new specimens arrive I'll post up some pictures.

Here's a couple of the most recent acquisitions settling in:


C. fusca has a new leaf.


C. striolata is growing very slowly so far, but I'll take slow growth and no melt! Never mind my eternally unscraped glass.
07-10-2016 03:27 AM
TaylorTurner
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Does kind of have that look, this is how mine looked when recieved

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You're right, the growth is pretty similar in appearance. My specimen doesn't have a marmorated coloring, just a pretty even green, but that could very well be dependent on growing conditions.
07-10-2016 02:26 AM
BDoss1985

Does kind of have that look, this is how mine looked when recieved

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07-10-2016 02:22 AM
TaylorTurner
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I saw someone selling sp silver bullet a while back, i haven't seen that name only silver queen

Would love to see a pic of yours

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This isn't much of a picture, but it's all I've got at the moment. I just received the plant on Thursday and am trying to get some rhizome going in an emerse culture.
07-09-2016 09:52 PM
BDoss1985 I saw someone selling sp silver bullet a while back, i haven't seen that name only silver queen



Would love to see a pic of yours

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07-08-2016 10:30 PM
TaylorTurner I've steadily been adding to my collection. I am currently cultivating:

C. wendtii 'bronze'
C. wendtii 'green'
C. beckettii var. 'Petchii'
C. nurii
C. parva
C. striolata
C. matakensis 'brown'
C. fusca
C. dewitii 'Papua New Guinea'
Cryptocoryne sp. 'silver bullet'

I am curious if anyone has some information about the last one of the list, 'silver bullet.' Google has yielded nothing, unfortunately. I am going to link to the post from which I bought the plant, as the pictures there are far better than any I might hope to capture at the moment: Cryptocoryne sp. 'silver bullet.' Perhaps I can get it to flower in a humidome and hope for a better ID with a spathe.
06-17-2016 11:35 PM
TaylorTurner Thank you, @Seattle_Aquarist, that was very helpful.
06-17-2016 11:17 PM
Seattle_Aquarist Hi @TaylorTurner,

I don't have any secrets. I use a 3" plastic pot and fill it about 1/2" with gravel, then a 2" layer or so of Miracle-Gro Potting Mix (not organic / not moisture control / use regular) and top it off with about a 1/4" layer of Special Kitty cat litter. The potting mix will fertilize the plants for about 6 months or so. Water loss is minimal but if the plants look like they need extra nutrients I water them with Miracle-Gro Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food mixed to 1/2 strength. I find I need to clean the humidomes about every 2 months, which involves throwing them in the recycle bin and making a new one. I re-pot species about once a year. For lighting I use a shop light with 2X 40 watt lamps, cool-white or daylight type but I am looking at the LightsofAmerica LED shoplights with 4200 lumen / 5000K output as potential replacements of the 40 watt florescent fixtures.

Picture showing pots of various species being grown in humidomes


Miracle-Gro Potting Mix
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