What Are You Willing To Sacrifice?

At the ABG Conservation Seed Bank, a few freshly harvested seeds of Florida Yew (Taxus floridana) were sacrificed, having their characteristic fleshly red cup (aril) removed before weighing and drying to determine the average moisture content. This value will be used to desiccate remaining seeds to a moisture content of precisely 4-7% before entering a germination trial.