I was going to quote the whole Chesh book and reply to everyone for the world's longest ever post, but I halfway certain there is a length limit like with PMs. I'm still tempted to try.
Mod helper-I always love your excitement, that's why you're the helper! It sure isn't because of your ability to actually select which ones to buy. :P
You were absolutely right that I have three spathes at the moment. Which is soooo cool. None of the plants have two though, those are new leaves that you're seeing.
I don't treat the water in the emersed tank at all. EI modified water is basically water from the water change of my high tech tank. That gets dosed with KNO3, K2PO4, GH Booster, and Plantex CSM+B. I'm wondering if that is the best option though and might just get some liquid fert. I did test the water for you. .5 ammonia and no nitrates. As you'd imagine with my tapwater being as acidic as it is (for anyone that doesn't know my tanks test at 6.0 since that's all the lower the test goes. The tap is about 6.4) and then with peat, test over 7.0. Yeah someone else can figure that one out.
Even when it was hot here, when the lights went out the humidity in the terrarium would rise as the temp dropped. I'd love to give you a scientific reasoning, but I'm lazy. I liken it to dew on the grass in the morning, if that makes sense.
The names so annoy me! I spend actual time looking for if the Buce I want to buy has a somewhat legit (as legit as they can be name) or if someone made it up! It doesn't help they have multiple names. Some are easy like green skeleton king is green Achilles, black skeleton king is dark Achilles. Some people say kedagang is lamandau, but then others have dark kedagang and lamandau purpler and lamandau green in there collection. Plus there might be a kedagang mini (for real), lamandau purple mini, and lamandau green mini. I've also heard old kedagang, which I think is to differentiate it from kedagang round. *bangs head into desk*
I think you nailed most of the brownies. You left out brownie pixy. Everyone else there's also a pixy. *bangs head again* I heard that story about brownie ghost, but don't know if I believe it. Sherry might also be upper ghost, since it was found in the same stream, but further upstream.
Agent13- Don't be a size queen! The smaller ones are nice too. :p
Izzy-Nope that was a leaf. Would you mind telling everyone what to look out for while QTing? I have melting, but that's a Buce/Crypt thing. I think I'll be lucky if I don't lose my brownie ghost. Usually even if the leaves die, the rhizome is fine, not this time.
No plans to pollinate. Interesting idea, although I have no clue how to even go about it or raising the seeds. I've never seen anyone talking about it.
Willow-Awesome show. It's on FX here in the states, but wikipedia said it's on Fox over there ;)
Bekah and John-Thanks for the compliments!
Kitty-A macro shot?!? I'm lucky to get those I think. My camera is a Polaroid i533. Someone tell me what a bad camera that possibly is.
DQ-I know you were joking, but this does take a bunch of time. Not including all the hours I had to work to pay for them all. lol
Here's the definition from Wikipedia. "A spathe is a large bract that forms a sheath to enclose the flower cluster of certain plants such as palms, arums, and dayflowers. In many arums (Araceae family), the spathe is petal-like, attracting pollinators to the flowers arranged on a type of spike called a spadix." Think calla lily or peace lily. For aquarists think Anubias and Cryptocorynes.
MattsBettas-Appreciate the comments. You seriously read through all my widely meandering ramblings though? lol Kind of feel sorry for all that.