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Re: Fw: Spores

  • Subject: Re: [ferns] Fw: Spores
  • From: Bob Needham <bneedham@cisco.com>
  • Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2004 06:47:47 -0700 (PDT)

> From: "Doret Vermeulen" <cfao@iway.na>
> Subject: [ferns] Fw: Spores
> To: Ferns@Hort.Net
> Sent: Monday, June 28, 2004 1:19 PM
> Subject: Spores

Your a MOMMY!  :^)

> Hi Everyone out there!
> After a long silence I looked on Keith's fernpage how to subscribe again
> because my e-mail address has changed and I did not know how to change it
> again.
> Today I am a very lucky lady and all smiles.  Maybe some of you still remember
> that I asked for help in the search for Adiantums and almost everyone
> suggested spores and I explained that I tried it with NO LUCK.  Well I kept
> the spores I got from Keith and Val that I had already sown two years ago.
> They went through a lot of endurances.  I finally took them after they were
> stacked up for almost six months and decided to put them at the back of my
> fern garden where no one could see them and also so that I can forget about
> them.  I must say I really had NO hope for them at all.  As you see I am a bit
> sceptic when it comes to stuff that takes months and like mine did 2 years to
> show up.  I am very impatient.  But now I saw that patients can also work.  My
> husband has been nagging at me for almost a year now to please throw away
> these ugly bags with trays in it.  Yesterday I decided maybe he is right I can
> just as well throw them away.  But my curiosity won again and I decided first
> to look inside to see if MAYBE something have happened.  No luck with the
> first bag I opened.  Then I opened the second bag and in three of the six
> trays were teeny weeny small fernlets.  I screamed like a mad woman for my
> husband to come and have a look.  He thought there was a snake the way I
> screamed.  I could not believe my eyes.  In 20 of the 63 trays there were
> signs of life.  Not much but at least something.  Then I must also tell you
> that my dog search for lizards sometimes so some of the plastic bags had been
> damaged and I found slugs inside so I guess they ate up the newlings.
> I wish I had some one near to share all this ferny stuff with.
> I wanted to know if there might be people out there who would be kind enough
> to share Adiantum spore with me as they are my all time favourite but like I
> explained like with most ferns really hard to come by.
> I imported 5 stags from Rainforest flora in the USA in our currency it costed
> me a fortune but I am so glad I finally ordered them for me.
> As for the rest of my collection it goes very slowly in expanding sometimes I
> feel very discouraged to continue but when stuff like yesterday happens it
> gives me new hope although it will take much longer maybe I will have more
> luck with spore.
> If there are some one who can please give me expert advise on how to go about
> with Adiantum spore I will be most greatfull.
> You have to be a member to most societies to make use of their sporebank that
> is why I thought you may be able to help me out.
> Kindest regards from  NAMIBIA.  (AFRICA)
> Doret
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