Re: Aldrovandra growing conditions

From: Chris Teichreb (
Date: Mon May 31 1999 - 09:39:47 PDT

Date: Mon, 31 May 1999 09:39:47 -0700 (PDT)
From: Chris Teichreb <>
Message-Id: <aabcdefg1923$foo@default>
Subject: Re: Aldrovandra growing conditions


> Does anyone know just what sends aldrovandra into dormancy?
> Temperatures or photoperiod?

        A combination of both.

> I am hoping to score some in the near
> future and try it outdoors, with no idea whether it will go dormant
> or not. I believe I'll be getting temperate japanese material.
> Temperatures here might get as low as zero C (low 30s F) once or
> twice in winter, but no hard frosts.
> Also, any comments on minimum the volume of water it needs to grow?
> I've only seen it in big tanks.

        The bigger the better. Small tanks are more susceptible to temp
fluctuations, changes in water chemistry, etc. Larger tanks/enclosures
are much more stable and are therefore preferable.

> ta
> Andy
> Wellington, NZ

Happy growing,


Chris Teichreb
Department of Biological Sciences
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, B.C.

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