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Moss for tropical terrariums

Posted by nuni (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 16, 08 at 0:43

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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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

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


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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

  • Posted by paul_ z4/5 MI (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 17, 08 at 21:58

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


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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

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.


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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

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


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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

VERY nice, Andy!


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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

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


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RE: Moss for tropical terrariums

tarantulandy,

gorgeous!


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