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    A little while ago I asked questions about germinating Sarracenia seeds that I had in the fridge for 3 months before attempting to sow. I received a variety of opinions as to what went wrong or how to do redo stratification. I have another idea.

    What say I take the existing seeds and their media and put it in a tall, plastic container, filled way past the media level, with the seeds floating. This would be kept outside and in a limited sense, possibly mimic Sarracenia seeds landing in the water and taking their sweet time to germinate.

    Assuming they do eventually germinate, the water level sinks to that of the media and the seedlings work their way into it. I just tried that with recently received Darlingtonia seedlings and they nestled themselves into the media.

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    Very good Jim.

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    Scott,
    When don't you have a crazy idea?
    Did you forget your meds again! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]


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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (elgecko @ June 04 2005,10:24)]Scott,
    When don't you have a crazy idea?
    Did you forget your meds again! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]


    [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_m_32.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]
    Why thank you, Steve! I knew I could count on you. Who was that one that had something in their signature a quote from Thomas Edison about not having a whole mess of failures? Did I ever tell you about the toilet experiment with bungy cords & shoelaces?

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    I have to ask are your Darlingtonia seedlings still alive and how are you growing them. And as for your toilet experiment you must tell us.

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    dont forget elgecko, the crazy ones have the best pills [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (JustLikeAPill @ June 05 2005,12:04)]dont forget elgecko, the crazy ones have the best pills [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
    He should have brought some with him on his visit last weekend. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]


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    I definitely needed allergy pills! Egads!

    Let's see, that batch of seedlings are in a shallow plastic storage container, in sand. That is a temporary setting, one in which I received than on a Saturday and needed to get them in something right quick. They are ouside and seem to be doing fine. I notcied this week they have the tiniest of pitchers.

    Toilet: Back in Buffalo, our toilet developed a small, but significant leak. so I di the bucket thing for awhile, but it really got to be old. So I tried adhesive spray, duct tape, silicone sealer. Nothing worked. I called a friend over who was far more experienced with home repair things and he partially took the j-trap apart and applied silicone sealer. I let it set and the next day it leaked. I had him come over and he took more things apart and re-applied the sealer. Next day - it still leaked. He came back and we totally took the tank and bowl and trap apart. Then we noticed holes, where it had corroded. I suggested we solder the holes. He did so and began putting it all back together again.

    But the tank portion slipped out of his hands and hit the back part of th bowl, taking out two chunks of the bowl, right where one of the bolts that connects with the seat is. He suggested epoxy, but the first movement on the seat ruined the epoxy job. I called numerous hardware stores and bath places for advice and all they suggested was using a clamp or just getting a new toilet. Nobody sold the suggested clamp and I wasn't about to give in and buy a new toilet.

    So I bought a piece of flashing (thin metal sheet) and bore holes in it to acommodate the bolt holes. I glued it to the bowl. I re-epoxied the broken chuncks at put them in place. Then I went to Home Depot and bought two bungy cords and put them around the perimeter of the toilet bowl, thus keeping the epoxie pices in place, which kept the set in place. That effectively took care of the X & Y axis, as it were. Then I took a shoelace and attached it to both the bungy cords and the repaired j-trap, this taking care of the Z-axis. The contraption worked. It held together for 6 months, until my wife conspired with a friend to get a new toilet, as the aesthetics of it were a little less than appealing.

    Sorry, no pics! And now you know the rest of the story!

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