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By roarke
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#251535
I observed when drawing water with a syringe, that many small bubbles are formed. Oxygenation occurs. Not a good idea when applied to a intravenous therapy. But good for drosera roots, i think. Does a root oxygenation device exists ?
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By Jaws
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#251573
Just use a think stick in the compost (not that they should need it), and prod a few holes, similar to lawn aerators.
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By Earthy
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#251610
another couple of ways to do it is 1) shake the water vigorously in the container with the top off before watering or 2) just take a turkey baster or similar device and blow air in the water with it. lol. works for me :)
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By Astral_Revenant
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#251640
Earthy wrote:another couple of ways to do it is 1) shake the water vigorously in the container with the top off before watering or 2) just take a turkey baster or similar device and blow air in the water with it. lol. works for me :)
Good ideas, would be cool to use some kind of device or method to have air bubbles occur, when the plant needs the oxygen. :geek:
By katya_dog1
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#251643
Poking holes with sticks in the soil will aerate. But I would be worried about damaging the roots.

If you're wanting aeration, you should probably just pot in good media to begin with. Messing with the roots is never a good idea.
By bvalente
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#251645
Depending on your tray system, you could think about incorporating an air stone, similar to one in a fish tank. If your tray is deep enough, you can elevate the plants and simply put the air stone under it connected to a timer


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