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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

SOS From Sphagnum - black tips

Subject: BRYONET: SOS From Sphagnum
Date: Fri, 09 Jul 2004 17:17:30 -0400
From: Ping Zhou <>


Dear all,

We are Sphagnum from Europe and North America. We enjoy 8-hour artificial
light (two bulbs: one is NurtureLite, 1500 Lumens; the other is Watt-Miser
II, 40 watts) and distilled water every day. But now we are not happy. We
have black tips on our branches, spreading from our capitulum branches. We
were healthy when we were in the field. After we were transplanted to the
lab for 6 days, the branch tips became black. However, our close neighbors
Pohlia are pretty healthy even though we have the same light and water.

Can you make some suggestions to save our life? We do not want to die. Life
is good.


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