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#7167095 - 05/11/18 01:07 PM Duckweed
js4242 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 285
Another thread got me thinking about Duckweed and I have a couple questions. I realize it can take over the tank and planting might work better. In my situation I can't control the water and do not need to worry about fish kill off. Tank ranges from 2-5 acres depending on rain and can be 8ft deep when full at its deepest.

1. How much duckweed do you need to get it growing in a tank - 1 cup, 2lbs, etc
2. If pounds are needed does anyone know where you can order it or collect it?
3. How quickly do you need to get it in the new spot from when it is collected?
4. What is the best way to transport it?
5. Is there anything else I need to think about?
6. If you know of a place from Austin to Carbon (Eastland Co.) where I can collect it I would appreciate the lead.

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#7167113 - 05/11/18 01:29 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
muddyz Offline
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Registered: 11/19/09
Posts: 697
Loc: McKinney, TX
Good questions, like you I have a bigger tank that we arenít worried about unless there is some longer term issue Iím not aware of. I already have a wetlands I plant in millet and will add barnyard grass this year.

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#7167406 - 05/11/18 06:24 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
Posts: 2847
Loc: Belton Tx
I like to get some where would be the best place to get some

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#7167459 - 05/11/18 07:07 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
bentman Offline
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If you are close to Coleman you can come get some out of my tanks.
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#7167884 - 05/12/18 10:35 AM Re: Duckweed [Re: bentman]
sallysue Offline
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Registered: 02/21/06
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Loc: Belton Tx
Originally Posted By: bentman
If you are close to Coleman you can come get some out of my tanks.
thanks I will think about it

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#7167931 - 05/12/18 11:17 AM Re: Duckweed [Re: bentman]
js4242 Offline
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Registered: 09/10/10
Posts: 285
Thanks a lot for the offer. The ranch is close enough that I could make this work. Iíll PM you for details.

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#7168069 - 05/12/18 04:07 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
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Ok if you can make it I will give you the combo to the gate. While you are there you can fill my feeders....lol
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#7168281 - 05/12/18 09:53 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
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FYI... it's illegal to possess or transport duckweed in Texas.

https://tpwd.texas.gov/huntwild/wild/species/exotic/prohibited_aquatic.phtml
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#7168464 - 05/13/18 08:45 AM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
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Registered: 04/25/11
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when transplanting a lot of duckweed, ive laid a tarp down on a trailer, put a lot of duckweed on top of it, made sure it was good and wet, put another tarp on top and went with it. obviously i would try to get it there as fast as possible, but i would try not to let i dry out. although, i have seen some that dried out on the bank when water level fell, water level rose and it turned back green again. Some ponds ive transplanted to, it didn't grow at all, and others it exploded in. the water has to be right. under optimum conditions(fertility, ph, and water temp) duckweed can double in surface area every 2-3 days. It may be illegal, but what isn't these days. When will tpwd starting harassing and ticketing ducks, cranes, water turkeys, etc for transplanting?

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#7169556 - 05/14/18 12:53 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: js4242]
LarryCopper Offline
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Registered: 11/16/07
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Loc: The Great State
Duckweed smugglin' is risky bidness

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#7169562 - 05/14/18 12:56 PM Re: Duckweed [Re: LarryCopper]
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Lol

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