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    Hi people,
    Does anybody mess with the beneficial bacterias and rootcolonizers.(Mycorrhiza, microbes, etc...) I work with other plants somewhat similar to Neps(kindanotreally) and also use several beneficial elements like fungus, bacteria, lichens, mosses, algaes, blah, blah, blah. Do they work with Neps? Does anyone know? Like doing environmental recreations down to the bryophytes and microscopic life with daily interactions/symbiotic relationships do these exist with the Neps? Although I'm almost positive they do especially with the Highlanders, being cloudforrest and all.

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    Hi superimposed hope:

    I do use trichoderma fungus which is a mychorrizhal type of microorganism for all my cp's Neps, cephs, droseras, pinguiculas and droseras

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    Does it cause a significant growth boost? And if so where are they available?
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    This particular fungus just protects the roots from nasty fungus and devours them. It just keep the plant healthy. there are several types of mychorriza, so the effects of these microorganisms on plant growth will depend on type and specific interactions between 2 or more types co-colonizing the roots or rhizomes.

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    Hi peoples,
    Here's a comercial link to the place I buy mine from. http://www.fungi.com/mycogrow/index.html
    It's a blend of like 11 (I think). Yes, it can and will make a world of difference in alot of plants. The way it works is it's a symbiotic relationship, the roots provide a place for the fungus to colonize and survive. The other side is that the fungus breaks down the nutrient and salts and makes them readily available to the roots. The rhizome can multiply 10-20 times with help of mycorrhiza. It is never destructive it's just that the treatments can be expensive and if the plant does'nt care one way or the other then your wasting resources and money.

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    Howdy, I wonder if this treatment would be suitable and perhaps helpful my to C. acaule plants...supposedly it does badly without Mycorrihza fungi present near the roots.

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    I dont know about that particular plant, but I do know that there are numerous plants that unbeknown to the buyer will die or perform poorly because it relies on the help it receives from the symbio thing. What you Gracilis ask just may be true. I have long term knowledge for instance of a Ficus spiralina that yes it grows well normally but grows Spectacularly with the Myco. All epiphytes rely on these relationships (Orchids, Xmascactus,etc..)

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    There is also a brand called Pirrahna(?spelling?) that is marvellous but very expensive as well as a microbe (bacteria) treatment called VooDoo Juice, expensive as well. Targeted to Pot growers, it's usually only found in hydro and related shops.

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