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Hi all! I'm new to the Corroboree, very pleased to be a part of this great community and I would like to introduce myself with a little give away! One pack of 10 seeds for each of these prominent species of interest is up for grabs. To make it a bit fun, the botanic and a common name must be identified for that species in the image. eg. image J = Acacia Confusa , Formosa Acacia or Rainbow Tree The first person to guess a species correctly wins 10 seeds of that species. Appropriate Rhyzbia will be included with the two granite mountain loving species hint hint. Please only one pack per member who guesses correctly. Further hints may be included if some of the photos prove difficult to ID. Good Luck! Aus only. sorry no post to WA or TAZ
I have put some Acacia Acuminata (Raspberry Jam) seeds in hot water to soak overnight (250ml water, boiled and left to stand for 2 minutes in a cup, then seeds thrown in). I thought I'd post a picture showing the difference between a swollen seed and one that hasn't swollen yet. I wish I'd had the foresight to take a photo of the seeds before I put them in hot water - their size was extremely uniform. All the seeds looked to be almost identical in size. You can clearly see in the photo below that some seeds are definitely twice the size of others, the coat has taken on a slightly lighter colour and if you press the seed coat with your fingernail, you'll notice that it is very slightly 'rubbery', your fingernail will make a small impression on it and you could probably quite easily rip and slide the coat off at this point with no trouble at all. Compare that to an un-soaked seed and you'll break your nails before you'd even make a scratch on the hard seed coat.