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Thread: My Aldrovanda Pond in Northern NJ (USA)

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    Hey Matt,

    I live in Mount Olive, (Morris County) near Budd Lake, but the Aldrovanda pond is in Succassuna, right off Rt. 10.

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    Hi Rich,
    What kind of Summer/Winter extremes do you have there?

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    Joe

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    Hey Joe,

    The summer gets well into the 90's(F), and the winter gets well below zero, (-16F one winter), but the Aldrovanda winters over just fine, even though the pond freezes over solid for months.

    Their dormant turions lose bouyancy and sink by late November, and settle into the detritus just before the surface freezes over, where they actually only feel temps in the mid 20's (F), and are protected from the more severe and bitter cold above the surface.

    Furthermore, those areas where they grow, are loaded with live roots, which generate some heat by respiration, even during winter.

    In early Spring, the turions regain their buoyancy and float to the surface again, where the water often refreezes during a cold night. There have been many times when I come in there in the morning to find dormant Aldrovanda turions in the middle of a solid block of ice! But they handle it just fine, and resume growth when the ice melts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rsivertsen View Post
    LOL Capensis!

    I think Antarctica might be a little too cool for them, maybe. It would be interesting to see how they would grow in constant sunlight for a few months, but they need the water temps to hover around 85F, and seem to flower when the temps go over 90F before Spring Solstice. But with Global Warming and all, who knows! ...
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    That is amazing, i have wanted to try and naturalize aldrovanda in the ponds on my property but have not been able to get any, some day....

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    lol so thats aldrovada....always thought they were "weeds"
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    I'll just use my jacuzzi ;D.
    i also wonder how they will do in the cold bitter winter of the south! what part of Anarticana are you in Capensis! i know stupid q's

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