Saturday, May 23, 2009
I planted the various specimens collected from different streams which he passed to me, and only have some photographs of their leaves to show you guys. 2 of the specimens have attached spathe but I am expecting them to melt away as some of these specimens seemed quite susceptible to melting. Don't pay too much attention to the location codes, only my friend will understand what they mean and where they represent.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
1) Remove the pots of cryptocorynes one by one, loosen the substrates by squeezing the plastic pots. This should agitate some of the lice to start to emerge from the stronghold.
2) Place each pot in a small container and fill the container up with water until the pot is fully submersed. As the water fill up, you would see some of these lice being displaced by the water and start to float around on the water surface. Shake and bang the outer container violently for a few times to ensure that any air as well as lice hiding in the substrates and under the leaves would be displaced.
I will transfer these treated pots back into their original tank only after 1 week, provided I don't find anymore soil lice in the temporary holding container. Else, my next action plan would be to flood the container on alternate days with the punchax introduced until I can eliminate the problem totally, hopefully...
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
The below was the condition of the BGA on day 0 (11th April 2009) when I started the experiment:
I opened a capsule, poured and mixed the content into a small container of water and poured about 1/2 of the mixture over the area affected by BGA.
So how do you grade the effective of Erythromycin against BGA? Quite effective I would say!