In #Loispalooza news (a.k.a. Houston Museum of Natural Science “Lois”-the-corpse-flower “watch,” day 16):
On the HMNS blog, Zac, the affable horticulturalist (now on Twitter – @hortzac), offers an update regarding today’s introduction of ethylene gas, a natural “hormone” (administered via a bag of overripe bananas) that is hoped will help nudge Lois’s blossom to open, and the closing of the museum from midnight tonight until 9:00 a.m. Saturday (read: break time for Lois), a change from the 24-hour schedule.
Also: Erin’s blog entry recaps Wednesday’s and Thursday’s haiku tweet-fest, which yours truly was inspired to instigate.
In case you missed it: my Wednesday, July 14, post describing Lois, her significance.