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Hello My neotropicalferns Followers:

CONGRATULATIONS

We have reach a milestone over 10 million hits, within 4 years since the first post.
Hope to see another 10 million hits in the future.
Thank you for your support.
{neptropi – 02/04/2017}

 

Thank you to those who sent their comments to neotropicalferns website.
Your feedback gives me an insight of what you think of the website itself.

By updating new photos to show the progress of the trial and error experiment of my fossil ferns.
Recently some of the photos were removed, due to they were a common garden ferns, that have cross-contaminated through the propagation process.

With a new array of  hand drawings in watercolour and fine felt pens, to show the inner aspects of these fossil ferns.

Shortly there will be some videos and  photos will be taken from above.
Looking at it from an aerial view, which will be seen from a different perspective.
At present it is only experimental, which further work needs to be done.

With my big ferns they have a new green house to protect them from the hot sun.
The new green house is 6 metres across x 3 metres in width, which it can be extended up to 3 metres in height.
The other smaller green house has the sporophyte Angiopteris evecta ferns, to mature with age before they can be moved into new green house.

The latest photos of the vascular system in microscopic images, showing the xylem and phloem from 10x, 60x and 200x magnifications.
Staining it with a blue dye to show in depth of the vascular system of the Angiopteris evecta ferns.
By doing this experiment to give an insight how the internal structure works in primary vascular systems in fossil ferns.
Later on upgrading my microscope, which will have a higher magnification and be able to download images on a computer.

Will be upgrading to get enhanced quality photos of new images of the Angiopteris evecta ferns, which new fronds have been  emerging.
The latest project is a experimental by trying out a different method of sporing the Angiopteris evecta fern.

Having a new addition a hydraulic engine lifter to help with the repotting of the Angiopteris evecta ferns from 250 litres into a 400 litres tree bag.
Recently just re-potted some of the big Angiopteris evecta ferns, which are in tree bags ranging from 250 litres to 400 litres tree bags.
Addition new photos showing the process of re-potting with a new hydraulic engine lifter, which can be awkward to work with around the ferns.
Only losing one frond out of the whole processes of re-potting the ferns.

Upgrading the old microscope for a new microscope, which has six magnification lens from 100x to 600x magnification, which takes photos also video via computer.
Had done a test run on the microscope to see the quality of photos also videos.  It has passed the test.
New microscopic images of the Angiopteris evecta gameophyte are on display on the website for everyone to see.

Recently when over to Fraser Island to see the Angiopteris evecta ferns in their natural environment.

New projects has just begin with a different methods of sporeing.
During this process microscopic images will be taken in different stages.
Knowing it is only an experimental project to see what the out come is.

On neotropicalferns.com latest new microscopic images  can be view on ‘Spores’ page.
Its a latest trial and error experiment on sporeing, which the project is in the early stages.

Keeping my neotropicalferns followers up to dated on the trial and error experiment.
The latest microscopic photos of the sporeing stages, where the procedures is a long slow process.
It will take a  few months to see the outcome of this experiment.

Just recently received an identification book on ‘Australian Ferns and Fern Allies’ from Royal Botany Gardens Sydney, Australia from a systematic botanist Nathalie Nagalingum.
Nathalie personally signed the book, which she wrote with her an encouraging words.

 ‘To wish you good luck with your work on fern propagation. I hope this book helps you identify some of the ferns!’
                                                          {Nathalie Nagalingum RBG Sydeny, Dec 2015}

A great thanks to the retried and present botanists who given advice, encouragement and support with my trial and error experiment.
Thank You

‘Ferns’ are the key to saving the world.
[neotropi]

 

 

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