Hey Latt I'm kinda curious as to that 12 oz root Bob buddy found. I know it had 3 tops on it as well but never sais what they were. Just wondering i guess. We are all happy for Bob and friend and thanx for posting so we could c it also.
That was amazing, thanks for showing the pictures here.
I have a question, if you come across a monster root like that, what is the best way to sell it. Would you get more keeping it apart from the others, and selling it green to someone? Or do you just let it dry out, and sell it bulk with all the other roots? I've never found one, so I am just curious. Thanks.
Mortis that is a great question,
Yes you want to separate it out. Some put them in everclear (Moonshine) to preserve them. Some attempt to sell them green and then some dry it out.
If one were to find one like this root many Asian buyers prefer to have the plant top attached and then the entire plant mounted and framed behind glass to hang on the wall. Seriously, I have seen them and they look great. Imagine it framed in a manner like folks do with arrow heads on the wall.
A root like that would go for thousands of $$$.
I am not sure if they counted the age Whit.
I have heard that NY seng is rated at the top. I swear the plant top looks distinctly different to me as well. The plant top has more oval shaped leaves with a distinct tip and appears much darker in color with thick leaves. Just a healthy looking plant in general. Of course I have never seen one in person and these observations are from looking at NY seng pics from many different sources. But I have seen pics and thought to myself that it looks like NY seng only to read further in the article (Magazines, Youtube, Internet, Email pics, blah blah blah) that it is truly NY seng.