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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 progress.

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

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 Giant King Ferns in their natural environment.

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 encouragement 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 those botanists who given advice, encouragement and support with my trial and error experiment.
Thank You

‘Ferns’ are the key to saving the world.




[neotropi] standing beside an Angiopteris evecta fern in the garden of the Swamp Nursery in Mackay.



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