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Re: Amorpho requests

  • Subject: Re: Amorpho requests
  • From: "Ronald h Kessler" <ronlene@worldnet.att.net>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Feb 2002 13:22:05 -0600 (CST)

Dear Wilbert, I have read some intesting articles about Amorphophallus and
nematodes. In florida we have a problem ants. I also read an ad for a
product that is supposed to help eliminate them in soil and pots. The ants
do not seem to bother the plants, but they bite like hell.  The product is
called Beneficial Nematodes (Heterorhabditis bacteriophora). Have you heard
of this species of nematode. Is it the one that is harmfull to Amorphs.  I

Ron Kessler

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" <hetter@worldonline.nl>
To: "Multiple recipients of list AROID-L" <aroid-l@mobot.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 23, 2002 12:20 PM
Subject: Amorpho requests

> Peoples,
> The subscription for Amorphs has closed. Upon checking the material in
> Leiden, I found that most A. hottae and smithsonianus are still in leaf,
> they will be sent when dormant.
> Also I found several tubers that have damages. I have selected the ones I
> think will survive even so. So, if you get a tuber with a part missing,
> don't worry just now. I thought it better to send the subpar ones instead
> throwing them away when I think they have a good chance of surviving.
> Also for you newbees, you may find that sometimes tubers are very small.
> Several species just don't produce any larger offsets. I know "The bigger
> the better"........but hey, these are AMORPHOphalluses, remember?
> Due to a heavy understaffed Leiden, the dispatch will not start sooner
> two or three weeks from now, so please, don't send me mails asking where
> stuff is. It will come your way. In case somebody turns out to get nothing
> (what Lord Phallus forbid), I will email him/her personally.
> Cheerio,
> Wilbert

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