Did you know that Duckweed and Azolla can help to control climate change?
How? Both Azolla and Duckweed are some of the fastest-growing plants that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) and changes it into something else. The plant will die off trapping the CO2 as other molecules.
This can be compared with the Azolla Event during the Eocene era (49 million years ago) where the small aquatic fern, Azolla, took control of Earth's climate. The fern grew unchecked, absorbed carbon from the atmosphere, and died to the ocean floor taking the carbon with it. After the Azolla Event, the Arctic temperature dropped almost 40°F as the planet entered cyclic ice ages.
Scientists are optimistic because duckweed would absorb about the same amount of carbon as they emit when burned lending to a possible fuel source.
"If we could harvest vast quantities of fast-growing duckweed and dispose of them Azolla-style, we could take their carbon out of the environment entirely", said Dr. Martienssen, one of the scientists studying this. "Enhanced duckweed could offer an even more effective, longer-lasting way to sequester carbon."
Taking part in Earth's future becomes easy.
Azolla is a very small floating fern plant, often called fairy moss, with tiny scale-shaped leaves. It provides a thick lacy velvet carpet of floating bluish-green or, in the autumn a brilliant crimson congested foliage that is very beautiful. An interesting characteristic of Azolla is that it has a mutual living relationship with alga that fixes (prepares) nitrogen from the atmosphere for the tiny plant as food. Azolla gets a reddish color in the fall when the sunlight is limited and the green chlorophyll dies off or when it has a little deficiency in nutrients.
Price is per portion. A portion is about 3/4 cup plant including water.
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William Tricker, Inc.® is a leading grower of aquatic plants, supplier of water garden products and aquarium supplies. Our aquatic greenhouses have produced superior plants for over a century. Customers have been receiving quality aquativ plants and animals that make water gardening easy and fun to do. Purchase with confidence at Tricker's.
William Tricker (born 1853) started his commercial water lily culture in the United States in the late 1800's when he started hybridizing water lilies and studied what helps their growth. The shape, colors and hardiness of his beautiful aquatic plants have withstood the test of time.
In the early 1890's, he earned a reputation as a leader in aquatic lifeforms from hybridiing many water lilies. His water lily nursery and company, in both Ohio and Pennsylvania, was passed down tthrough his family until the 1980's when Richard Lee purchased the Ohio company. In 1892, the first William Tricker mail-order catalog was mailed to customers across the nation, and we still do, today.
A Message to Our Customers
Like other stores, recent events have affected Tricker's including supply lines and employees. Our Team Members have been working as quickly as possible to handle your order. Being short-handed, the propagation of plants and animals has been affected. Tricker's has an energetic crew with new members who are learning all aspects of the company from how to grow the aquatic plants to packaging and shipping to you.
The store in Independence is closed to walk-in traffic because Tricker's brick-n-water store has very limited space to accommodate people. Renovations of the historic site have further limited the space.
Everyone here at Tricker's Water Gardens appreciate your patience during these trying times in our history. We have, and still are, adjusting to accommodate customers. Thank you for understanding and have a very safe and exciting year.