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Old August 1st, 2005, 12:34 AM
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Pressing Plants

ok, so i have always collected botanical specimins, only aussie natives though as that is my only interest, not only for my work but out of interest. so i have always pressed my findings using heavy books, i would put them inbetween paper towel sheets and leave them under lots of books for about 6-8 weeks depending how the memory worked at the time.

so i finally got off my butt and made a great (if i may say so) plant press. so im wondering if anybody knows how to press plants effectivly and now that i have a tight press how long i leave samples for, and is there a difference in time for flower and leaf samples etc....

what is the minimum time i can leave them??

and if you press how do you store yours? i use shoe boxes lines with acid free paper, any ideas for better storage would be great....

thanks lovlies
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