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Houseplants are potted plants that don't require direct sunlight. Questions on propagation, re-potting, watering, fertilizing, general care of houseplants, lighting, and where to grow the plant.
Take a cutting of that plant, go to your local nursery and get the name of the plant and either ask them or look it up on the web. If you have children it's best to get to know what plants are around the play area and if any should be poisonous it's best to get rid of them. plant part you choose ap…
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The short answer is yes, sugar does help plants grow.However, excessive amounts of sucrose can be harmful to a plant.For plants growing hydroponically or in a selective medium such as in a petri dish, sucrose is often used as a carbon source for sprouting plants.Plants make sugars through photosynth…
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Planting Flower Bulbs in Pots Inside Summer bulbs can be planted inside. Bulbs are planted in the fall, placed in small pots, and covered with tin foil to block the light. Place them in the refrigerator for 6 weeks, then take out the water and put them in a sunny window. You can have tulips anytime…
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They will. Apple juice in plants won't make the plants die fast, but soda will. Soda will make it turn yellow and die. Milk will make it grow a little but, not as much as water will. water is the most common thing they would put in plants.
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Answer Keep tulips out of sunlight and away from drafts and heat.
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Both sugar and salt are needed for plant growth. But first a distinction needs to be made between what is meant by "sugar" and "salt". In the home context salt refers to Sodium Chloride (NaCl) or normal table salt; refined and granulated sugar is normally sucrose (a Disaccharide) which is a carbohyd…
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Houseplants with Brown Leaves Leaf tips may turn brown due to too little humidity. Other possible problems are too much or too little water, too much or too little light, or too much fertilizer for the plant in question; rule out some of these and try adjusting the others. ANSWER: Mainly this…
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In general, sunlight is better for plant growth as it is intense and contains the full spectrum of electromagnetic radiation required for optimal plant growth. Artificial light, if it is an ordinary room light, will only support low-light tolerant plants. Most artificial light sources (fluorescent …
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Answer All plants have some power of movement. It may be as simple as the plant moving because it enlarges as it grows, or tracking the sun as it moves across the sky. But with some carnivorous plants the motion can be extremely fast and impressive. Since plants do not have muscle tissue, how do …
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well i remember i was at my uncles house in arazona and i got sun burn and my mom went outside and got a peice of an aloe vera plant so arazona for sure
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Answer Actually, light from certain lamps does help plants grow. In almost any garden shop, you can find germination kits that include little containers for the seedlings and a special bulb that helps grow the seedlings. In extreme cases, seen often on the news, marijuana growers actually grow e…
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Plants grow taller by using indoor grow lights.
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photosyntheses
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All non living things comprise artificial ecosystem.Eg man made things:- buildings,toys,bridges,huge structures etc..
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The seeds from an African violet are light tan to a light brownish color, very tiny, much smaller than the top of a sewing pin head.
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African violets grow as a single crowned and or trailing species. Small plantlet can be grown from a leaf if the leaf is planted in a soil less mixture. African violets are fairly easy to grow. Plants are grown in pots from 2 to 6 inches, depending on their classification; miniature, semiminiature, …
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Light is an essential component in photosynthesis,light is absorbed by chlorophyll in leaves & is used to make food(glucose) through the process of photosynthesis,therefore helping them to grow & thrive.Yes, water and sunlight is needed for plants to photosynthesise and therefore grow. Photo…
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Answer I'm not an expert, but I brush off the eggs with a soft brush like a toothbrush. --------------------------------------------------OR-------------------------------------------------- Spray with 1/2 cup 70% rubbing alcohol mixed with 1 1/2 cup water If plant is indoors or small,…
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Another flowering dogwood flower. i think he meant which bug does it, probably honey bees. Wind can also do it but another flower is essential.
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Here are the parts of an African violet plant 1. The flower blossoms contain the reproductive parts of a plant. 1a. The two small yellow sacs in the center of the blossom are called anthers. They contain a fine powdery pollen. The pistil is the female part of the plant. It's sticky end collect…
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Normal surface-grown plants need sunlight to grow at all. Deep-sea plants, those in volcanic vents, or underground fungi, will all grow without any sunlight at all.
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Try placing a layer of sand on top of the soil around the base of the plant. The gnats are attracted to over-watered soil and their larvae are in the soil. Sand will keep the flies from laying eggs. It has also been suggested to spray the plant/soil with soapy mixture. Good luck.I would also try the…
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Answer 1 Possibly look online or in your phone book under nurseries in your area. Answer 2 You can check this site for information. Please see related link below.
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Sugar water has some of the nutrients that is important in a plants life cycle. On the other hand, salt water, actually slowly kills the plant, therefore it has no nutrients that the plant absorbs and needs for a healthy lifestyle. But overall, tap water or filtered water are very good for a plant!
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Fresh water does actually help plants grow! (Um... heard of rain?) In fact, fresh water is the best water for plants to help them grow. Salt water can be a bit to extreme for plants, and can cause them to wilt. Salt water is great for sea plants, like sea weed or coral reef, but most plants grow be…
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via phototropism the leaves absord nutrients from GAYS
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Answer A flowering plant grown for ornamental reasons primarily for its attractive glossy foliage. Although "flowering plant" is technically correct, the flowers of Zamioculcas are not what the average grower thinks of when they think of a flower. This genus is a member of the family Araceae, th…
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by growing it. usually you would need lots of sun, a balanced amount of water and some plant food occasionally.
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They use it for photosynthesis
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The temperate grassland or prairie biome.
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Orchids can be watered once a week by placing a few ice cubs on the soil. A properly cared for orchid from your local florist can produce flowers for 3+ months.
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Filtered water is better for plants as it removes the chlorine and chloromides that are harmfull to the living cells of the plant. It also filters out heavy metals and many polutants that could be potentially harmfull and restores a relatively neutral PH. Unfortunately it also takes out many valuabl…
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Mushrooms are a fungus, or more accurately the fruiting growth of a fungus, the actual mycelium are underground. A general purpose fungicide will help but most mushrooms are beneficial in that they break down nutrients in the soil so that they are more readily available to the plants. One treat…
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Rubber plants are easy care plants, especially good for those that don't have a green thumb. They are tropical from South America and are accustomed to being on a forest floor, therefore they do not like bright direct sunlight and do best near a window where they can get indirect light. They can als…
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Each variety has it's own genetic make up and will a different color. Pinks, purples,whites,red,blues,fantasy (light pink with purple splashes) and lots of colors in between.
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Nutrient rich soil, water, and sun.
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Mites on plants: Wipe them down with diluted alcohol once a week. A: Mites hate moisture, don't allow plants to stay dry all the time, it's real difficult to kill all of them but you can control them. I controled them on African violets by misting with tepid water twice a day, also Neem oil is …
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Answer I tried a systemic insecticide on my scale-infested ficus a few weeks ago, but so far no luck. The same insecticide worked wonders on our huge outdoor tree that was infested with whiteflies, but maybe it doesn't work on scale. The label says it does though - I think it's the Bayer brand fr…
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A lot of plants don't like copper. So it can kill some plants
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Answer Bamboo is an attractive house plant. --- Just remember that they require high light and sandy soil.
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Answer saltwater is not good for any plants..I think it would kill them like my water softener water did a long time ago. See the related question ...under the blue pod for further information on this. Basically, it can kill them if the water is strongly salty, as it damages their ab…
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Answer Please see related link below. Yes
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If you're asking what to give a succulent plant to "eat" then any fertilizer will do. if you're asking what is the best food from succulent plants i personaly like "sabres fruit"
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When your yucca plant becomes too tall for the space, it is in, gently remove it from the pot. Determine where the halfway mark is on the trunk or a point where you wish to be pruning a yucca that is above the halfway point. Using a saw or a sharp pair of loppers, cut the trunk in half and repot the…
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it can sprout however,the plant will not be healthy.
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According to my Pictorial Guide to House Plants: 1. KEEP THEM OUT OF DIRECT SUN! They tolerate low and do well in mid light conditions. 2. They like average to warm temperature (70-80oF, with 55-85oF being the outer limits). 3. They should have moist soil when they're growing and flowering. You c…
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Answer It is a grass like plant with long slender leaves, sometimes all green sometimes green with white stripes. It will shoot out a long strong "stem" that flowers and will have a tiny little replica of itself hanging like a lantern. You can pluck this off and set it in water where it will root…
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Pachycereus pringlei (Cardón) It is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 meters (62.9 feet) It lives in Baha California.
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Sea Water is salty and might not be useful for watering house plants because salt will ruin the plant by osmosis due to water potential differences. So, better to use sweet water. Plants that grow in salt water are different. So, salt water plants and sweet water plants are different.
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Sunlight is not better or worse than artificial light, but it has advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. An advantage of sunlight is that it is free. Artificial light has a cost, since it consumes electricity, and electricity is not free. Sunlight is brighter than most artificial l…
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First isolate the plant so the issue does not spread to other plants. You can try rinsing the plant with a solution of dishsoap and water to remove worms from the plant. Immerse the pot in cold water, which may cause earthworms and others to leave. Then, repot the plant in fresh soil after removing …
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some can, some can't. depends on how salt tolerant the plant is.
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Answer Several studies have found that UV lights are quite toxic to plants.
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no not if you have to much iron ,but it might be good for you it has calcium
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A friend of mine had one that was at least 10 years old
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First of all, the term "Ivy" is very common. You could have any one of a number of plants. There are many house plants that people simply call "Ivies". The most common one is usually Epipremnum aureum, known by the common names of Golden Pothos or Devils Ivy, among others. It is usually quite helpfu…
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Quinoa (pronounced "keen-wah") is a nutritious grain-like seed. It's sprouts are also very nutritious. To sprout quinoa seeds for sprouts to cook or to eat raw, wash the seeds then soak them in tepid water for 2-4 hours. Drain, and rinse and drain again, then keep moist (but not wet) and away from d…
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To make container orange or kumquat trees flower in Michigan, try using a potting soil that feeds the plant. Miracle Grow is a good product to use to feed plants so that they get the proper nutrients.
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* It has been said that if you can get distilled water it works well. * Regular tap water is the best, and Melted Ice Water is second-best.i say any kind is the best
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Yes plant food does help plants to blood and ALL plants, bushes and trees need watering. It's best to know about your individual plants because some plants need more water than others. I think it grows better in plant food, because there is more nutrition and vitamins in plant food then water!
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Answer This experiment is boring.Nobody cares about plants especially if they have something to do with fertilizer.I am correct because I am a genious. Answer yeah of course you're a genius you can't even spell genius right you bum
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Answer There are specific species of plants that are best suited for either sun or shade. Some form of sunlight is needed to provide growth, but some plants cannot tolerate direct sun. Sam bessant is gay
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plants grow best under the sun
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Plant leaves are rough although that does not apply to all plants. The roughness trap moisture that helps in reducing the amount of water loss.
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i have grown pearl plant for about 3 years now. it sits in a south window in my kitchen year round. this window is shaded in summer by trees close by. in winter it seems to do better . in January it blooms on the side nearest the window. blooms are on long stems that come from the ends of the "strin…
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Yes, it does affect how plants grow.Water carries nutrients throughout the plant that is in the soil. If there is extra nutrients in the water than it will add to the nutrients that is already there, causing the plant to grow better. All plants have an optimum medium pH range (soil or non-soil) whic…
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Land plants will typically be killed by salt water. Some coastal plants and sea plants grow in salt water, but the rest of them tend to be stunted and die. 1. Watering plants with salt water causes physical damage to the root system preventing the plant from being able to absorb fresh water and nut…
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If the water you are intending to use has been brought to Ph of 7.2 as is normally done in swimming pools then there is no problem at all using it to water plants. No. Do not use this acid mixed with anything to water your houseplants. Muriatic acid is extremely dangerous and is a matter between lif…
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I don't know really!! I just wanted to know for a science project aha
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It is estimated that there is something on the order of 350,000 different plants. That's a lot!
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Answer: There are many folk-cures and hear-say remedies for growing plants, many if not most will end in weakening if not killing the plant, the best recourse is to know the plant, know what type of soil it likes, and what kind of nutrients it requires, (well balanced nutrient filled diet) the simp…
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Because if you put a plant in front of a stained glass window the plant would not receive as much light as appossed to regular clear glass. Also, tinted windows would cut down on the amount of light plants might receive.
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Coke affects plant growth by nothing Plant actually grows i tried this at home and it worked the plant grew 3 inches pretty cool huh now its ur turn to see how much ur plant grows
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It grows better with red light. Green light will kill your plant.
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Water keeps the plant living! It's like petrol to a car or food for humans. They need it as much as us.---------------------------------------------------------------Water is needed by plants for a number of reasons...- To photosynthesise (make their own food using sunlight, carbon dioxide & wat…
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I found answers on the University of Florida IFAS extention http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG106 also on AllExperts. I am looking for answers too.
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Yes, but it might not work. For dogs, try using vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the perimeter and between the rows and no more unwanted visitors. Their sense of smell is too sensitive and they will vacate the area. Repeat after rains as necessary. For cats, they should only mess with your plants …
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1. Plants need water to absorb disolved nutrients from the soil (water forms the basis of the soil solution). 2. To help transport the nutrients around the actual plant (water forms the basis of cell sap).3. They need it also for photosynthesis (6CO2 + 6 H2O = C6H12O6 + 6O2)
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The distance from the top of the plant to the bulb should be between 12-18 inches this is ideal for a 400 watt HPS. The higher the wattage the higher away from the canopy the lower the wattage the closer it should be some people use fluorescent tubes these can go as close as 1-2 inches away from the…
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it is a diesease that kould kill the plant  Answer Plant diseases are usually caused by bacteria or fungi, but can be vectored, or carried, by a number of different means, including insects, wind, animals, humans, and farm machinery. Diseases vary widely from species to species in their morta…
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you can buy coco fibre mat or burlap, and then get a piece of plastic (pvc) tubing about 2" or more in diameter. Drill holes in the tubing for aereation. Wrap the mat around the tube, securing with wire or zip-ties, and use it as a stake. Start by tying the plant to it. Keep the post moist by sprayi…
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It actually means this. A plant with complex flowers, mostly very showy.
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Before you water the plant, add sugar to the water, and heat it just a little so it will mix better. Stir it for about 20 seconds and then water your plant.
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Two words: soil amendments. Perhaps these two: soil conditioning. It's not as important what is grown as what the soil is treated with. Climate conditions set aside, that is. With a smaller or greater amount of work, most soils can be brought up to speed to grow a wide variety of stuff and do it pre…
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Plants that do well in low light are mostly plant that have mainly leaves for example A lady fern An elephant ear........ --- I love Philodendrons, Arrowhead Vines, Peace Lilies, Snake Plants, Ponytail Palms, English Ivy, Rabbit's Foot ferns, Pothos, and Cat Palms. Good luck!
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Answer -lemon-lime soda -Sugar water - Lemon water?? milk rots the plant
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I think that the plant will grow better in the natural light because the plant needs to go through photosynthesis in order for the plant to grow and get it neutrons from the sun
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Answer: There are many folk-cures and hear-say remedies for growing plants, many if not most will end in weakening if not killing the plant, the best recourse is to know the plant, know what type of soil it likes, and what kind of nutrients it requires, (well balanced nutrient filled diet) the sim…
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no because high levels of salt may cause the plants to dry up. usually plants near salty water have modifications that help them to reduce the level of salinity.
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I'm pretty sure you can,and then those plants will be classified as "milk-fed".
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No, because they need sunlight to grow or they will probably die.
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Water is a drink for a plant.
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Holly bush leaves and stems covered with a black velvety substance has sooty mold. You can get rid of it by pruning your bush to ensure that it gets enough sunlight. You then have to wash away the sooty mold. You can do this with a gallon of water that has a spoonful of dish soap added to it. Once y…
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Try Pennyroyal oil from a health food store. It has a strong smell. Either pour some on a cotton ball or sprinkle some around the area. It has a strong menthol order.
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