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Thread: Trapa Bicornis - Bat Nut Germination Log

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    This is really exciting. Its growing so quickly!
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    This thread is phenomenal. I can't believe how fast these grow.
    If it was me I would move the plant to the larger tank right now. It will be easier and less stressful for the plant before it has rooted, and the plant also has a massive store of energy still sitting in that seed. Remember, that energy would usually be used to grow through up to 15 feet of water. The plant should have a lot still left. However, the more it grows, the less energy it will have stored, at least until it can recover what was lost. So it will be much better to move it now, when it will have more energy to recover from the stress of being moved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schmiggle View Post
    If it was me I would move the plant to the larger tank right now. It will be easier and less stressful for the plant before it has rooted
    I 2nd this idea. ^

    Also, maybe I missed it, but what happened to the other seeds? Did they not sprout or are they waiting still?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post

    Also, maybe I missed it, but what happened to the other seeds? Did they not sprout or are they waiting still?

    The other Seed was removed 2 days ago. I felt after this amount of time,
    it was a goner. Bubbles had been seen rising from the top hole a day ago after being submerged for
    nearly a week. In my eyes a good sign of decay or bacterial growth. I removed it and set it into a separate container.
    This evening, it was fizzing and spewing some sort of.. cloudy slime. RIP


    Day 11
    The stem has gone from completely straight, to bent.







    Morning of Day 12
    The Stem has reached the Air.






    Lilly Pad like Fan Leaves







    Night of Day 12






















    Take Note of how the roots are no longer laying like sphagetti noodles.
    They are all standing up, making a small network of roots burying into the sand.
    The plant is making preparations to lock down and dig into the sand.







    Quote Originally Posted by schmiggle View Post

    If it was me I would move the plant to the larger tank right now. It will be easier and less stressful for the plant before it has rooted, and the plant also has a massive store of energy still sitting in that seed. Remember, that energy would usually be used to grow through up to 15 feet of water. The plant should have a lot still left. However, the more it grows, the less energy it will have stored, at least until it can recover what was lost. So it will be much better to move it now, when it will have more energy to recover from the stress of being moved.
    Quote Originally Posted by Acro View Post
    I 2nd this idea. ^
    Both of you are right. I wish I would have just Done it correctly from the start. I can tell this plant doesnt like to be messed with very much, as
    Each time its moved, the roots brown slightly.
    Unfortunately Tomorrow will be a race against time for me to clear a shelf and set up a 20 Gallon. (Which hopefully should be ample amounts of room)
    Im really hoping that it wont upset this plant further and stress it, like schmiggle said. Now that the roots are digging in, Its going to be tricky moving
    it without disturbing the roots, and the growing stems. It seems to make some pretty big growth jumps at night, and these stems are surprisingly long for being
    in the 2 gallon terrarium. Moving this will be difficult.
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    Easy to see how this plant would rapidly become a noxious weed if released into a compatible alien environment like Florida or tropical environment. While it would have been better to use a larger tank from the start, considering the speed of growth, I would not worry overly much about setting it back to any critical degree by replanting now.
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    Such rapid growth! After so few days the plant seems to be approaching something like maturity. I could see where this species could become invasive without the natural controls of its native environment. It would make a cool specimen for a home-made pond, maybe even providing good cover for some fish species.
    - Mark

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