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  Re: [Aroid-l] amorphophallus SICK Looking bulb HELP
From: "Greg Dorst" <gregg1- at charter.net> on 2004.11.15 at 06:11:11(12380)
If it is injured or sick it finds its way to my house.

Paeoniifolius Bulb, received from my friend, appears to have an injury
from possible digging instrument used for its removal. It has been out of
the soil for about 4 weeks. The gash is about 7" long and 4" wide. Ya it
is a nice size one for sure. I have used a spoon yesterday 11-14-04 and
removed the "Mush" and "decay", and some seemingly discolored tissue up to
the point of clean healthy flesh. I would like to save this bulb if
possible. There is a few spots remaining which appear as slight
discoloration ( dark spots ) but still, "semi firm" that would require
deeper and more radical tissue insult to remove. I would say that I
extracted a good 15% of the bulbs mass. Is there anything else which I
should do other than say a prayer? Is the extraction of the decay the
proper means to save the bulb? Is there a wonder application to end future
decay? The soil the plant was in, is it considered contaminated? My
suggestion to that was, " dump it and avoid the risk of any possible
contamination ".

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