Moss for tropical terrariums

nuniJune 16, 2008

Hi All.

I'm looking for suggestions...I'm starting a terrarium and I want to get a short, mossy ground cover for it. I'm having trouble finding a good match. From some posts I've read, selaginella & sagina like cooler temperatures, and I'm aiming for 70-80 temp with humidity around 70%. Can anyone recommend a moss that would do well in these conditions?

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terrestrial_man(9)

There is a tropical moss species that T & C Terrariums sells that will work for you. Also you may want to check eBay for aquatic mosses as many of these are really terrestrials and will do well in a warm terrarium. However,
they may be slow growers and if you want a fast coverage you will have to buy enough to provide what you need.

Here is a link that might be useful: A Tropical Dicranum species

    Bookmark   June 16, 2008 at 2:38AM
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paul_(z5 MI)

Though I've never tried it myself, a lot of folks seem to like java moss.

    Bookmark   June 17, 2008 at 9:58PM
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tarantulandy

I use kyoto moss from spore packets. It is easy to find and is usually with the bonsai stuff. It takes a bit to get started but it is very nice. Most mosses enjoy bright lighting with decent constant moisture.

Most of what you see in this picture is kyoto. I do have other varieties in there and even some sphagnum coming back to life.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 3:10AM
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terrestrial_man(9)

EXCELLENT!!! Got any close ups of the mosses?

    Bookmark   June 30, 2008 at 6:12PM
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paul_(z5 MI)

VERY nice, Andy!

    Bookmark   July 8, 2008 at 10:10PM
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tropichris

Turantula lady- that terrarium looks nice!

Nuni- A very nice website called Blackjungle sells live tropical moss, it is a very reliable website.:)

Here is a link that might be useful: blackjungle

    Bookmark   October 26, 2008 at 8:16PM
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buyorsell888(Zone 8 Portland OR)

tarantulandy,

gorgeous!

    Bookmark   November 11, 2008 at 6:24PM
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