How long does it take for...

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Murphy-18, 8 May 2009.

  1. Murphy-18

    Murphy-18 Member

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    Hi, how long does it take for anubias to attach itself to bogwood/driftwood? And how does it do this?

    I have 2 anubias plants tied to some wood with cotton. It has been roughly 2 weeks now.

    Help appreciated
     
  2. Garuf

    Garuf Member

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    Depends on strain and the wood. I've known nana petite to take about 3 months where as a. barteri to attach in around 3 weeks. How it does this I can't tell but I'd assume it's by using short roots like ivy?
     
  3. GreenNeedle

    GreenNeedle Member

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    If you look closely at the long roots of an 'unattached' anubias you will notice lots of little nodules which are 'hooklike' in appearance. I would gues under a microscope there would be loads of tiny little 'hooks' much like moss.

    AC
     
  4. MattB

    MattB Member

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    I attached an anubia plant (which one, embarassingly, I don't know...) to a porous rock and then dismantled the tank about 2 months later. When I took the anubia out it had secured itself pretty well to the rock, and I had to pull at it quite a lot to get it to let go.

    From my experience, (and now I think about it, it's pretty damn obvious), they seem to attach much better to things with lots of holes.
     

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