java fern having plantlets?

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i have a couple java ferns in my axolotl tank, but i’m wondering if there are actual plantlets or something else. i’m pretty new to java ferns but have them rooted to a java rock, not buried in substrate (if that helps to determine what this is)


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if needed, i can *attempt* to get better pictures :)
 

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The brown fuzzy thing near an leaf end, on the center of the photo, may be the beginning of a plantlet.
Microsorium fern uses to produce plantlets at the end or on the central vein of the leaves.
It also makes plantlets on each wound. Each little piece of leaf can also form a plantlet.
A cut leaf will also produce at least a plantlet like this :
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The brown fuzzy thing near an leaf end, on the center of the photo, may be the beginning of a plantlet.
Microsorium fern uses to produce plantlets at the end or on the central vein of the leaves.
It also makes plantlets on each wound. Each little piece of leaf can also form a plantlet.
A cut leaf will also produce at least a plantlet like this :
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i was hoping thats what that was!! thanks for the quick reply :)
 
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