Sunday, November 22, 2009

English Ivy

A few weeks ago I took dozens of cuttings from our various English Ivy plants.  They rooted very quickly in sharp sand with some rooting hormone and periodic misting.  These were planted in soil about a week ago and have been doing very well.

These plants are being grown to feed stick insects.  I find this interesting because when I looked up stick insects ivy was nowhere to be found in their preferred food list (although they do eat it).   The biology department will be creating a display window with live stick insects.  I'm not sure when it will be ready but judging from the ivy we have several months to go.

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