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  Re: [Aroid-l] Re : Orontium Pollinators
From: cgdz33a at aol.com on 2011.04.08 at 17:57:35(22011)
For a few seasons I was doing some work on a large patch of planted Orontium (now gone) involving an attempt to determine the pollinator(s). I had caged the flower spikes using different grade meshes, then fully covered them and still got close to the same amount of pollination. I eliminated most of the pollinationby using thin gauge copper wire that i spiralled around the base of the spike, preventing the constant trail of snails which i observed on the spikes. Not definitive, but they could be playing a role. If soneone wants to locate sone good patches ahead of next spring id be happy to work with setting up the same protocol and getting this straightened out.. May be a good Masters project for a student.

Eric C Morgan

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