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by ROLCAM
Wed Jan 30, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: LOSS OF LEAVES ??
Replies: 1
Views: 7411

LOSS OF LEAVES ??

What factors determine when a tree will lose its leaves?
by ROLCAM
Tue Dec 11, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Only leaves of a perennial wild plant.
Replies: 11
Views: 11918

VERONICA ??

IL- PINE Which Veronica would you suggest out of this list ? Veronica Plants :- Veronica alpina Veronica austriaca Veronica austriaca ssp. teucrium Veronica daubneyi Veronica gentianoides Veronica incana Veronica kuisiana Veronica longifolia Veronica montana Veronica pectinata Veronica peduncularis ...
by ROLCAM
Sun Dec 09, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: HONEY
Replies: 5
Views: 22064

HONEY.

The latest article I posted on honey was supplied to me
by a specialist researcher by the name of CLAUDE.
Claude lives in Barcelona , SPAIN.

I believe he is in his eighties.

His contributions are very worth reading and sharing.
by ROLCAM
Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: HONEY
Replies: 5
Views: 22064

HONEY *** ANOTHER DETAILED ARTICLE.

I really cannot understand the attitude of some members here especially RB. Honey is a sweet and viscous fluid produced by honey bees (and some other species of bee), and derived from the nectar of flowers. According to the United States National Honey Board and various international food regulation...
by ROLCAM
Sat Dec 08, 2007 4:27 am
Forum: Honey Making
Topic: HONEY
Replies: 5
Views: 22064

HONEY

Honey is a sweet, thick fluid made by bees from flower nectar, a sugar-filled, watery liquid. Worker bees sip nectar from flower blossoms and carry it to their hives, where they share it with other worker bees. Each bee has a pouch in her body, called a honey stomach, where the nectar is temporarily...
by ROLCAM
Tue Dec 04, 2007 4:38 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Most Poisonous Plant ??
Replies: 6
Views: 14531

POISONOUS PLANT ??

I have dicovered an answer to my original question. I would like to share it with you. What is the Most Poisonous Plant in the World? The castor bean plant is the most deadly of all plants. Eat a single castor bean, or perhaps two if you're an adult, and you'll die. If you live beyond three to five ...
by ROLCAM
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Most Poisonous Plant ??
Replies: 6
Views: 14531

TOMATO.

Tomato, is a plant grown for its smooth, round, juicy fruit. The word tomato refers both to the fruit, which people eat, and to the entire plant. The fruit has a slightly acid taste. There are more than 4,000 varieties of tomatoes. Botanists classify tomatoes as fruits. Horticulturists, however, cla...
by ROLCAM
Sat Dec 01, 2007 4:04 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Most Poisonous Plant ??
Replies: 6
Views: 14531

TOMATO ??

Hi IL PINE,

Your reply is very hard to believe.

What support have you got to make such a statement.?

bye for now.
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Most Poisonous Plant ??
Replies: 6
Views: 14531

Most Poisonous Plant ??

What is the Most Poisonous Plant in the World?
by ROLCAM
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: Is this an ornamental Aparagus
Replies: 2
Views: 6585

ASPARGUS.

Asparagus is a nutritious green vegetable. People eat the young shoots (stems) of the asparagus plant. These shoots are called spears. Asparagus is an excellent source of protein, vitamins, and minerals. For the best taste and highest nutritional value, fresh asparagus should be cooked gently until ...
by ROLCAM
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:19 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: GALLERIA = A VEY APT NAME.
Replies: 0
Views: 4612

GALLERIA = A VEY APT NAME.

Hi Stephen,

There is a wealth of information in the must see site:-

http://www.sarracenia.com/galleria/helpdesk.html

ENJOY and let me hear of what you think.
by ROLCAM
Mon Nov 26, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Ornamentals and cultivated plants in Malta
Topic: A Cactus, not Opuntia
Replies: 10
Views: 13822

ORNAMENTAL GARDENS.

Ornamental gardens. There are various kinds of ornamental gardens. They differ in the types of plants grown and in the way the plants are arranged. The most common ornamental gardens include (1) container gardens, (2) formal flower gardens, (3) informal flower gardens, (4) rock gardens, (5) water ga...
by ROLCAM
Mon Nov 26, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: Identification of Maltese Wild Plants
Topic: Malvaceae spp (Lavatera ?)
Replies: 3
Views: 6462

Malvaceae.

Hi Stephen,

Be sure to have a good look at this site:-

http://www.malvaceae.info/

ENJOY!!
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: How to Improve our Environment
Topic: sale of rare Maltese fossil for a hefty sum
Replies: 10
Views: 20463

Shark Tooth Pendant ??

David,

A very simple question for you !!

Are you still the proud owner of an Australiam Shark's tooth
pendant ?

How long have you had it now, if it is still in your possession?
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Orange fungi from the ashes
Replies: 6
Views: 14551

SOME SERIOUS HEAVY READING !!

David,

May I recommend some serious heavy reading on this subject:-

http://comenius.susqu.edu/bi/202/Journa ... fungus.htm
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Orange fungi from the ashes
Replies: 6
Views: 14551

Having my penny's worth !!

David,

A good site worth looking at:-

http://www.palaeos.com/Fungi/default.htm
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 23, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Marine biology
Topic: VIVID COLOURS !!
Replies: 1
Views: 7218

VIVID COLOURS !!

The colours are just out of this world !!

Feast your eyes by having a look at :-

http://www.seaslugforum.net/showall.cfm?base=tambmoro
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Have you heard of this ?
Replies: 4
Views: 12486

COMPASS PLANT ??

I have not been able to find more about this plant , despite the extensive site you gave me:- www.maltawildplants.com/ASTR/Lactuca_serriola.php 1) I am not aware of the botanic name. 2) The English list does not include it ?? 3) This is really what I want to know , what is the MALTESE name? I have j...
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:57 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Trochoidea
Replies: 12
Views: 19838

Hermaphrodite.

Hermaphrodite, is an animal with both male and female organs of reproduction. Some flatworms and segmented worms are normally hermaphrodites, as are some echinoderms and mollusks. Although some hermaphrodites fertilize their own eggs, most do not. Some show successive hermaphroditism, in which the t...
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 22, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Marine biology
Topic: SEAHORSES ??
Replies: 4
Views: 9049

SEAHORSES ??

Does on find seahoses in the Mediterranean ?

What can you tell me about them.?

Recently in the news, they released some seahoses
in SYDNEY HARBOUR.
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Trochoidea
Replies: 12
Views: 19838

More about gastropods.

Hi David, Univalves or gastropods (Gastropoda) are the largest class of mollusks. They include limpets, slugs, snails, and whelks. Most kinds of univalves have a single, coiled shell. The name univalve comes from Latin words meaning one shell. But some kinds of univalves, including garden slugs and ...
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Lycosa narborensis?
Replies: 14
Views: 25041

insect-spider-jumping-with-prey !!

First class photo !!

http://www.critterzone.com/gallery/inse ... allery.htm

Just sharing !!
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 22, 2007 4:10 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Lycosa narborensis?
Replies: 14
Views: 25041

Jumping Spiders.

Make some time to get better informed:- SEE !!


Jumping Spiders, Salticidae, Salticids, Information, About ...
This page is information about and photos of jumping spiders, Salticidae, Salticids.
http://www.critterzone.com/magazinereso ... -Salticids
by ROLCAM
Sat Nov 17, 2007 3:39 am
Forum: Other topics
Topic: SPIDER.
Replies: 7
Views: 16153

SPIDERS .

Hi Stephen, You tend to jump to conclusions. 1) Spiders are certainly not a vague subject to write about. 2) I thought I followed is from a prompt from Cocholin, one of this forum's members. 3) It was him that was writing about WOLF SPIDERS, before my post. 4) Just to put the record straight, David ...
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 16, 2007 4:16 am
Forum: Mollusca
Topic: Trochoidea
Replies: 12
Views: 19838

FOUR SITES !!

Hi David, It gives me great pleasure to refer you to four specific sites:- Qawra/Dwejra - UNESCO World Heritage Centre In fact, on western Gozo one finds an impressive number of solution subsidence ... examples of marine erosion processes at work are present at Qawra/Dwejra, ... http://whc.unesco.or...
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 16, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Brown Lichen
Replies: 7
Views: 17566

LICHENS INDEX !!

Hi, Stephen, For your edification I would like you to have a look at this site:- Lichen Index Ethnographic literature is often very inconsistent in the names used for various lichens. To attempt to reduce confusion, all lichens were named according ... http://web.uvic.ca/~stucraw/lichenindex.html - ...
by ROLCAM
Fri Nov 16, 2007 2:34 am
Forum: Insects & Arachnids
Topic: Lycosa narborensis?
Replies: 14
Views: 25041

SPIDERS !!

Hi Stephen , As you might have seen on the FORUM , I posted a general item on spiders. It occured to me that the post would have raised quite a number of questions. As a matter of fact the answers to the questions asked are purely educational and if looked for are to be found in the post itself. Let...
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Questions and Requests
Topic: Germinants with 4 cotyledons - does it mean something?
Replies: 6
Views: 19289

Cotyledon, is the leafy portion of a plant's embryo. The embryo is the part of the seed from which a mature plant develops. It consists of a radicle (short root) and a plumule (short bud), connected by a hypocotyl (short shoot) that bears one or more cotyledons. Because they form within seeds, cotyl...
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Cramp balls
Replies: 7
Views: 15191

Symbiosis.

Symbiosis, means living together. Any two different species of organisms that live together in a close relationship are symbiotic. In a symbiotic relationship, one member always benefits from the relationship. The other member may also benefit, or it may be harmed or unaffected by the relationship. ...
by ROLCAM
Thu Nov 15, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: Kingdom of Fungi
Topic: Brown Lichen
Replies: 7
Views: 17566

LICHEN.

Lichen, is an organism that consists of an alga and a fungus living as a single unit. The alga can make its own food with the help of sunlight. The fungus cannot make its own food, but it absorbs water rapidly. There are about 20,000 species of lichens. Some grow on soil, but most grow on rocks or t...