Not exactly plant related but....
I tour the US with my band,
and was at one of the bars I play at 3000 miles away from home,
and started speaking to some people at the bar about my planted tanks and African Dwarf Frogs.
I lost a bunch of frogs before the tour
from buying an infected frog at a Petsmart.
I QT'd for 3 weeks, but it still infected my whole tank.
I preserved the frogs which died in 10% formalin, and got necropsies done.
We found that it's this horrible amphibian fungus
that is wiping out amphibians all over the world right now,
Chytridiomycosis. (FYI - it's in the pet trade now, QT amphibians for at least 2 months)
I just had gotten diagnosis,
and was so happy that I had hit the nail on the head, so it was
(I read up a ton on Chytrid and presumed that's what it was)
I was speaking to the bar folks, going into depth on how I treated the infected frogs, and this one girl was smiling
and her eyes were lighting up...
Low and behold she's a pathologist for the Philly Zoo.
She has dealt with Chytrid for awhile now.
That was super fate.
We got to dork out on amphibian diseases, and
talk about all the Chytrid research that has been done.
There is nothing like speaking with someone who has the same passion
as you, and has a quest for knowledge on said subject.