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« on: January 05, 2012, 03:30:27 »

I was very happy to get a pup but, when I cam home today my puppy had taken it out of the pot and chewed the bottom. I was hoping some of the experts on this site could give me some tips to try and save it. Thanks for any help!

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« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2012, 05:05:48 »

Ouch!
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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2012, 09:15:58 »

You can sometimes save them by placing them in a polystyrene box see - http://www.bromeliadforum.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=154.0, you probably should dust it with some sort of anti-fungal powder as well.

New puppies always seem to like chewing your favourite plants.

Best of luck.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2012, 13:28:15 »

Like I mentioned over there, I think it can be saved.
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« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2012, 20:36:39 »

Hi everyone,

MYPALMPARADISE - Try standing it in the water filled vase of another bromeliad. I have done this with 'tiny' alc pups and induced roots.

However, "prevention is better than cure" and young puppies will chew anything that's new or different. Some suggest it's the smell of the water in the centre of brom's that prompts dogs (small and adult) to chew brom's; whatever the reason, you just have to put them where your puppy can't get them.

All the best, Nev.
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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2012, 21:17:04 »

I agree with Nev, drop the pup into the cup of the mother plant, so that the base is just sitting in the water. If there's not too much damage to the base of the pup, it should heal up & produce roots for you.

Good luck!
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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2012, 23:48:31 »

Sorry to hear of your trauma MPP.  I winced as I opened each of your images when I first saw them yesterday, and wondered whether Rick, being the owner of a very big variegate, was able to sleep last night.  Your experience has put into perspective the toad rage I have experienced the past two mornings as local cane toads seek out cool, moist spots to avoid the effects of the hot, dry weather we are experiencing.  The toad I caught last night while it lay almost full-stretch on a piece of moist earth is now very cool, having spent twelve hours in the freezer.  Very satisfying for me, but not an option for you.  Best that we put temptation out of harms way.  I am aware that forum members have had success with both of the recommended methods, but as you will have only one chance of retrieval, I would lean toward that from Nev and Devo.

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« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2012, 02:41:12 »

Thanks everyone! I will keep you posted.
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« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2012, 04:57:31 »

I can't see any pictures of the root ball but if the puppy hasn't digested it you can pot that up and feed with a weak fertiliser and it may produce some offsets.

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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2012, 13:27:01 »

I can't see any pictures of the root ball but if the puppy hasn't digested it you can pot that up and feed with a weak fertiliser and it may produce some offsets.

Maybe with enough fertilizer the puppy might produce pups! Get it? ............no?

 
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2012, 00:22:17 »

Good one Gonz - I got the puppy joke when I was typing my reply hence my use of offsets in lieu of pups.
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