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Chara, Living

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Chara, Living is rated 2.3 out of 5 by 4.
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Stonewort. An excellent aquarium plant, Chara has a central stem with whorls of branchlets at the nodes. Substitutes well for Elodea and others. With instructions.

 
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Stonewort. An excellent aquarium plant, Chara has a central stem with whorls of branchlets at the nodes. Substitutes well for Elodea and others. With instructions.

Chara grows in slow-moving streams, ponds, and backwaters. It has a central stem and whorls of branchlets that are spaced at fairly regular intervals. It does not have leaves, but the branchlets serve the same purpose. Small organisms often live on or among the whorls of branchlets.

Simply drop Chara into water. It is a completely submerged plant that floats freely in the water, although with time it may attach to a habitat's bottom. Chara can reach a length of over 3 feet, sometimes has a coarse texture due to calcium deposits in its cells, and has a distinctive musty odor. It is a very hardy plant and even a small piece can grow into a new plant. You and your students may notice small bubbles forming on Chara's stems and branchlets, especially when the habitat is in sunlight. These are bubbles of oxygen produced by the plant.

 
 
 
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Dead algae We got absolutely dead, colorless stems. Tried to recover in an aquarium, no luck.
Date published: 2017-09-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Snails I'm sure that these plants would have been useful, but they were FULL of tiny snails that feasted on the plants. I wasn't able to use them for what was intended.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hard to Find for Sale Native US Water Plant (Macro Algae) I have had a hard time finding this plant, though it is supposed to be native to the USA. The plant showed up in fine condition, though I need much more information about how to properly care for it and give it adequate nutrition as it seems to easily and quickly fall apart if this is not so supplied (which is completely my own fault and not the fault of Carolina Biological).
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not good replacement for elodea It said Elodea could not be shipped to california, so I bought this instead, not good for microscope work. Got elodea at aquarium store in CA.
Date published: 2011-12-07
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