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    Thank-you for sharing that story. I'm familar...

    Thank-you for sharing that story.
    I'm familar with the tree. 5 years after it was gifted to the U.S., the former owner came to the Arboritum in Washington DC to see it again. The curator found him...
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    I have to agree with Mike about encouraging the...

    I have to agree with Mike about encouraging the opportunity to see a fall harvest. I was fortunate to be able to go back to Japan numerous times, always to include being on hand for INC's...
    I also...
  3. "As much as Japanese culture honors tradition and...

    "As much as Japanese culture honors tradition and ancestry, the real hallmark is constant striving for a higher level of accomplishment."

    In all my involvement in things japanese, I cannot think...
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    In bonsai, I'm known as the quince guy for my...

    In bonsai, I'm known as the quince guy for my love of this species and knowledge of. I quess when it comes to koi, I'd be known as the asagi guy.
    If you want to buy a stable coloration on an asagi...
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    As a consequence of water shortages

    During the heat wave here in the pacific NW, I had a chance to spend a day with a grandson turning two. I thought a kiddie wading pool would be fun for him and i could use the water next day for pond...
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    As a Pac NW resident for more than 4 decades, the...

    As a Pac NW resident for more than 4 decades, the heat we're having is quite unusual. I'm watering my bonsai 3X a day. When the water surface gets into the upper 70's it's time to begin slowing down...
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    coupla options with bigger pellets...soak em good...

    coupla options with bigger pellets...soak em good to soften and then feed. You can even mash....or you can grind up the pellets in a blender (dry) and feed fines. In the past some have soaked thier...
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    yep, your right! it was foods (sigh) :(

    yep, your right! it was foods (sigh) :(
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    Hikari, to find a good one is VERY difficult. As...

    Hikari, to find a good one is VERY difficult. As hikari ages it becomes obvious that they are not created equal. Many tend to loose the sheen even under the best of facilities.
    Still if you've spent...
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    I think smaller koi tend to use these types of...

    I think smaller koi tend to use these types of shelters but eventually "grow out of them ".

    Try observing them at last or first light and see how they are acting. Tight huddled center depth means...
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    off the soentific beat and into the busines angle...

    off the soentific beat and into the busines angle of smaller breeders, many use one GR parent and one same variety non ginrin to keep costs down on investing in parent fish. the result is having both...
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    i In My travels in japan, over a lifetime I have...

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    In My travels in japan, over a lifetime I have only seen two Hi Utsuri's of what I would call quality. Both were males. And i agree with what was said about Ray and his affinity to find quality Hi...
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    coupla thoughts...you have plenty of pump power...

    coupla thoughts...you have plenty of pump power and strong flow. Wouldn't surprise me that the flow could power thru the pea gravel negating it's mechanical ability. careful with the chicken grit....
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    Hi Chris, Many moons ago, I started...

    Hi Chris,
    Many moons ago, I started Washington Koi and watergarden Club in bothel. If your anywhere close you should join and ask for some help. Same goes with Puget Sound koi Club in the tacoma...
  15. while I can appreciate your friend's intent to...

    while I can appreciate your friend's intent to sacrifice for the greater good, if the fish go elsewhere, someone will be using water to keep them going. So maybe you really haven't contributed much...
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    thank-you Ricshaw for supplying the photo and...

    thank-you Ricshaw for supplying the photo and comment section......
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    Nichirin cover for April

    On page 3, the owner of the cover koi berates the judges who don't seem to select his koi for quality but alledgedly put too much emphasis on pattern.

    Was wondering what other ZNA members think of...
  18. here's a magazine in the UK that has various...

    here's a magazine in the UK that has various adverts.....
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  19. I'm not aware of any agent for japanese breeders...

    I'm not aware of any agent for japanese breeders in Europe. There are plenty of dealers that import japanese fish for retail and i bet if contacted would be interested in wholesale.

    you'd want to...
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    Like so many other hobbies, it helps to have a ...

    Like so many other hobbies, it helps to have a mentor to learn from. So many different species, with different learned practices for care. I Imagne some could learn from books, but I've always found...
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    I was reminded recently about mentioning missing...

    I was reminded recently about mentioning missing a day, when my cat underwent surgery. We had to starve him 10 1/2 hrs before his surgery. As he recovered the next day, good Lord, he ate twice as...
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    When you look into NOAA or the weather channel...

    When you look into NOAA or the weather channel for their predictions on temps across this nation this summer....where I live it will be way hotter than normal. The mid west and new england, colder...
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    auctually, it's a dance on some females as to how...

    auctually, it's a dance on some females as to how quickly they mature and bear eggs. The sooner they do the more consequences and skill to return them to shape.

    I started this thread in hopes that...
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    June in japan

    Is the traditional time of rain, mostly for an entire month. A time to be grateful for the primry crop, Rice. But to Koi Affectionados, it's a time to dream of growth.

    By now, most of the mud...
  25. The best thing I ever did when I build a pond...

    The best thing I ever did when I build a pond indoors was to replace the roof with a plastic product that allowed in natural light.

    I think it's the mentality of why japanese breeders protect...
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