Did you know that Duckweed and Azolla can help to control climate change?
How? Duckweed is one of the fastest-growing plants that captures carbon dioxide (CO2) and changes it into something else. The plant will die off trapping the CO2 as other molecules.
This can be compared with the Azolla Event during the Eocene era (49 million years ago) where the small aquatic fern, Azolla, took control of Earth’s climate. The fern grew unchecked, absorbed carbon from the atmosphere, and died to the ocean floor taking the carbon with it. After the Azolla Event, the Arctic temperature dropped almost 40°F as the planet entered cyclic ice ages.
Scientists are optimistic because duckweed would absorb about the same amount of carbon as they emit when burned lending to a possible fuel source.
“If we could harvest vast quantities of fast-growing duckweed and dispose of them Azolla-style, we could take their carbon out of the environment entirely”, said Dr. Martienssen, one of the scientists studying this. “Enhanced duckweed could offer an even more effective, longer-lasting way to sequester carbon.”
Do your part.
Duckweed is a small perennial plant with simple bodies. Among the floating plants, duckweed is one of the better live plants for your goldfish or koi. It acts as a tonic for the fish and a cover for aquatic animal life.
Price is per portion. A portion is about 3/4 cup plant including water.
Save on a standing order for daphnia, duckweed, or both. These include live fish food delivered weekly or every other week (bi-weekly). Your credit card will be charged only when the order is shipped.
The minimum order is at least 3 shipments to be considered a standing order. The first shipment starts when you place your order and continues until October, or for the number of weeks that you enter, or we run out of supply (you will be notified). The price is how much you’ll be charged per shipment. Shipping and handling will be added for each shipment. You can cancel at any time after the first 3 shipments.