The Green Stuff?

dranomaxSeptember 7, 2007

I've ordered some long fibered sphagnum moss for my terrarium. Right now the mix is purely peat moss and perlite which is not keeping very wet or humid which is why I ordered the sphagnum. Anyway, I've noticed some very strange looking stuff growing on top of the peat. It's extremely bright green, to where it's almost comical. It grows in little patches around the cage and a little around some red dragons I have. Is this stuff mold? What should I do if it is?

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carnivorousplants

It is very likley algae.
It does'nt do any damage but if it gets to big,spray it with fungicide.
Adrian

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 4:29PM
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dranomax

Alright, thanks!

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 6:43PM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

Do you have a picture of it?

    Bookmark   September 7, 2007 at 7:02PM
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hunterkiller03(9)

One question, is the green stuff a slimy film or looks like tiny feather plants. Can you described them better, it may be juvenile sphagnum moss.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 4:10AM
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petiolaris(Neutral)

The real deal:

Bad moss:

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 3:23PM
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dranomax

No, it just looks like a film. I'm pretty sure it's just algae. Thanks for all the answers though!

    Bookmark   September 10, 2007 at 9:53PM
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