Thursday, April 27, 2017

Growing Spider Plant on Top of Aquarium

December 31st, 2016
Here you can see a 2 month old spider plant growing on top of an aquarium.

The plant is sporting 8 leaves now.
Check out my previous video for details about planting it.

The roots of the plant are still in the planter.
The root you see here belongs to a Dayflower growing in the same planter.

January 7th, 2017
2 bottom leaves wilted during the last week.

I am going to remove them now.
I think it happened because those leaves were resting partially on damp sand.

The plant has 6 leaves for now.

April 18th, 2017
The plant grows steadily in the past 3 months.

It doubled in size and there are many new leaves.
I keep it closer to the window for more indirect sun light.

I water it occasionally if the planter stays dry for more than a week.
Now there is no need to water it more.
Because the roots grew through the planter during the last week!
Here you can see the nice white root.

The spider plant grows nicely in short winter days.
I expect it to grow even better in long summer days.
Have fun and happy plants :)

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nymph Eats Fish

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The top view of an aquarium.

Here you can see a dragonfly nymph.
 The diet of my dragonfly nymphs consists of fish.
 This nymph just caught a guppy baby.
You will see it better from the side.

Here it is.
 The fish is still alive.

There is no escape.

 The dragonfly nymphs can bite even an adult male guppy in half.
The attack takes a fraction of a second.
 I have it on a record in one of my previous video (watch at 2:09 and 3:29).
It took the nymph about 4 minutes to devour this fish.

It never dropped a piece!

 In the wild, dragonfly nymphs hunts and eat other nymphs, larvae and small fish.
 I keep this dragonfly nymph in an aquarium populated with guppies.
 A healthy couple of guppies have dozens of babies a couple times an year.
The nymph helps to avoid the problem of overpopulation with guppy babies maturing at the age of 3-4 month.

 The nymph eats 1-2 baby fish a month or a week depending on the size and age of the nymph.

Have fun and happy nymph :)