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  • Subject: Cyrtosperma growing media suggestions...
  • From: "mossytrail" <mossytrail@hctc.com>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Oct 2009 15:40:44 -0800

Yes, people are notorious for that.  One of my labmates used
to work in the pet trade, and buyers were the same way for
him.  They would, for example, buy an exotic crayfish.  Next
day, they would return the crayfish, with the complaint, "it
ate all my fish."  He would reply, "you may recall, we told
you it would eat fish."  They would then say, "yes, but I
didn't think you were serious."

Um...if he wasn't serious, he wouldn't have told them.

> The reason I keep POUNDING this point (and I so appreciate
> your input!) is as follows---back when I sold Aquatics at
> the Fairchild IAS shows, I`d screen the buyers pretty
> closely and give advice on HOW to grow them, no soil mix
> BELOW the water line, etc., etc..  Well, the very next
> year I` be approached by a past-year buyer who might be
> pretty irate, saying that the expensive plant he purchased
> had JUST died.  I`d question him/her on if they had done
> as I instructed, and some BS would come back at me,
> like--"No, you see we decided to experiment and did
> so-and-so," which I knew was GUARENTEED to kill the poor,
> now-irreplacable plant!  I`d then go off on a rant, saying
> don`t you recall all the things I TOLD you that you could
> not do???  Why did you NOT, as I strongly suggested, grow
> the plant to blooming/fruiting size UNDER MY
> PROVEN-TO-BE-SUCCESFUL methods, THEN collect and grow the
> seeds to experiment with, and THEN do what YOU might think
> is a ''better way'' to grow these rar
>  e and expensive plants??  I never got a satisfactory
> reply.  MAN--I still get upset just recalling it!!
> I agree with you about re-potting, leave them be as long
> as possible, but if and when you REALLY need to re-pot (my
> Urospathas and some Certospermas grew to 6' +!!!), I don`t
> believe that root breakage is a major concern, as in
> heated water the plants replace these roots VERY quickly!
> Do you know how I might contact Dylan Hannon??
> The Very Best to you and ALL friends on aroid-l.
> Julius

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