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    Trapa Bicornis - Bat Nut Germination Log

    The Decades long search has finally been answered.

    After atleast 12 years of searching, I found a source with Limited Trapa Bicornis Pods.
    Advertised as LIVE/FRESH, This will be my second attempt at germinating these very unusual and hard to find seeds.

    Arrival of Pods







    A...Mutated pod?
    Growing deformed fruit/seed greatly worrys me.
    I have a deep rooted fear that genetic deformities could be passed down to
    the next generation of pods. Only time will tell at this point. Hopefully I can source more seeds overseas soon.





    Aquatic Immersion














    For Reference - Seeds are being kept in Water roughly 80 F, 2 foot T5H0 Fixture for starting period.
    Last edited by NemJones; 11-09-2017 at 08:51 PM.

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    Day 2



    Mutant Pod is displaying a small white nub.
    IT looks as we may have the first germination.

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    At this point, the aquatic fuzz has made its expected, and unwelcome arrival.

    The Mutated pod is Definitely growing at this point.

    There is no sign of life from the "healthy" pod. No growth nubs,
    no white shoot. This late in the game, it may not be a viable seed.
    This is a very unexpected turn of events.








    The Nuts will be carefully scrubbed using a toothbrush, and placed back into a cleaned environment.
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    Im excited for you Nem! Hopefully all goes well.
    ~Burgeoning connoisseur of all things ventricosa or otherwise tubby.~

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    Day 4 - The green stem has Trippled in length overnight.







    An airstone has been added to improve oxygenation.







    Thats Not a tentacle, its a genticle!

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    Looks like things are going well.

    I need to say thanks for posting. I've seen this plant before but never knew it's name. Now when the time comes to try to grow one, I've got it.


    My Grow List Updated 8/24/17

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    Quote Originally Posted by elgecko View Post
    Looks like things are going well.

    I need to say thanks for posting. I've seen this plant before but never knew it's name. Now when the time comes to try to grow one, I've got it.
    Youre welcome. However, keep in mind these seeds are nearly impossible to find Alive.
    Its taken me 12 years to find (a) viable one. Im hoping that I can produce more
    and offer them in the future. Some people say their local Asian markets sometimes offer these
    around moon festival, because theyre SE Asian aquatic nuts. (Its in october, others claim theyve seen them early December.)
    My market always just gave me strange looks when I asked them.
    Last edited by NemJones; 11-17-2017 at 01:11 AM.

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