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Cicero
15-08-2010, 01:42 AM
How does lichen grow on the road,as we drive on it?

angry
15-08-2010, 07:52 AM
How does lichen grow on the road,as we drive on it?

lots of moisture, humidity, and little or no direct sunlight,, combined with unworn sections of chip or wide gap seal.

It roots in the gaps/grooves where it is protected from the tires.

Cicero
15-08-2010, 09:43 AM
lots of moisture, humidity, and little or no direct sunlight,, combined with unworn sections of chip or wide gap seal.

It roots in the gaps/grooves where it is protected from the tires.

Where do we go to get to know everything too?

angry
15-08-2010, 10:08 AM
Where do we go to get to know everything too?

If we read lots, we will remember some, I wish to know more than I do.

An unenquiring mind is dying, there is however, no point in filling a mind with trivia, just to keep it busy.

"Charlie Wilsons War", "The New Great Game", and "McWorld v Jihad" being some of the latest entrants.

Havent watched anything but the news and nrl on tv for at least 3 years.

:)

Cicero
15-08-2010, 10:14 AM
If we read lots, we will remember some, I wish to know more than I do.

An unenquiring mind is dying, there is however, no point in filling a mind with trivia, just to keep it busy.

"Charlie Wilsons War", "The New Great Game", and "McWorld v Jihad" being some of the latest entrants.

Havent watched anything but the news and nrl on tv for at least 3 years.

:)

Mr.Google can be your friend too.

Bit of a know all also,but very nice with it!

angry
15-08-2010, 10:21 AM
Mr.Google can be your friend too.

Bit of a know all also,but very nice with it!

most definatly.

:)

KarameaDave
15-08-2010, 10:33 AM
As a friend of mine says "It's a pi$$-poor day, when you don't learn something" :)

Marnie
15-08-2010, 10:46 AM
As a friend of mine says "It's a pi$$-poor day, when you don't learn something" :)

I totally agree, Dave.

Cicero
15-08-2010, 03:22 PM
I totally agree, Dave.

Can you imagine trying to grow whist being run over constantly,
what is the word,perseverance?

prefect
15-08-2010, 03:47 PM
Maybe it is growing between the stone chips embedded in asphalt and the tyre being flat can not touch the lichen unless it grows longer than 8mm

Marnie
15-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Can you imagine trying to grow whist being run over constantly,
what is the word,perseverance?


It's nature's way of breaking down mountains and the morale of council road workers.

mikebartnz
15-08-2010, 04:49 PM
As a friend of mine says "It's a pi$$-poor day, when you don't learn something" :)
When you stop learning you may as well stop living.:nerd:

mikebartnz
15-08-2010, 05:20 PM
If you use lichen to do dye it will give you a yellow.

Cicero
15-08-2010, 05:24 PM
Maybe it is growing between the stone chips embedded in asphalt and the tyre being flat can not touch the lichen unless it grows longer than 8mm

Can I assume it doesn't happen up in Auck?

It is on the surface of the road here,it might have started in the cracks or pebbles!

mikebartnz
15-08-2010, 05:34 PM
Can I assume it doesn't happen up in Auck?

It is on the surface of the road here,it might have started in the cracks or pebbles!
It is actually amazing where lichen can grow. For example colour steel roofs.

Bryan
15-08-2010, 05:59 PM
Give it a dose of "Wet and Forget" that's what I say.

prefect
15-08-2010, 07:05 PM
It is actually amazing where lichen can grow. For example colour steel roofs.

And my satellite aerial !

Cicero
15-08-2010, 08:19 PM
Give it a dose of "Wet and Forget" that's what I say.

I think that stuff is over priced,though good!.

Terry Porritt
15-08-2010, 09:03 PM
There is a variety of lichen that grows in grey feathery clumps on trees in the bush.
It is supposed to contain a coagulent which helps to stop bleeding. I've used it many a time as a wound pad, seems to work.
It was used by Maori to treat wounds so we were told by an old bushman.

angry
15-08-2010, 09:08 PM
Can I assume it doesn't happen up in Auck?

It is on the surface of the road here,it might have started in the cracks or pebbles!

"Can I assume it doesn't happen up in Auck?"
no.

loves the humidity in urban areas with no sun, and loves witack to.

:)

Cicero
16-08-2010, 05:46 AM
There is a variety of lichen that grows in grey feathery clumps on trees in the bush.
It is supposed to contain a coagulant which helps to stop bleeding. I've used it many a time as a wound pad, seems to work.
It was used by Maori to treat wounds so we were told by an old bushman.

But does it grow on roads while being driven on,that is the test.

A tip here Ter,try taking some elastoplast with you,when on one of your adventures.