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Postby rockchick41 » Thu Mar 03, 2005 9:25 pm

Why, if there is vaseline on the lower/upper epidermis of a leaf, will the water loss be greater after a certain period of time?
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Postby Thorbjorg » Fri Mar 04, 2005 3:45 am

because i'm special, thats why
but really, isn't vasoline somewhere along the lines of absorbant? So if the vasoline contains to much water, wouldn't it leak out the opposite side?
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Postby mith » Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:55 am

I always thought of vaseline as a moisturizer. It should seal the water inside the leaf.
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Postby rockchick41 » Fri Mar 04, 2005 7:16 pm

Thats what i thought-that it should lose less coz it cant evaporate but maybe iv got bad results or sumthin
thanks neway guys!
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