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Fissidens fontanus on a string

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    Hi All, Have been doing some chemistry with the Grandson over the last few weeks :smile-new: We made some crystals on a string in a glass jar Stunning stuff took me back to my School days :peace: !!!! That was a long time ago :shocked:

    I had a Eureka Moment. Moss on a string Chop up the moss " In this case Fissidens fontanus" Apply to the string :chuncky: Other moss or plants could be grown this way ?? Well we will see how it go's ??

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    No reason why it should not work as long as the string has no chemicals in it.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Nice project Roy

    I'm sure it will work, I done something similar using rope wrapped around branches to give a vine effect in my old terrariums.

    My only concern would be light?
     
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    Hi Jason, Thank you:D As to light its has enough its with my other W-K with 30w 6500k garden flood light above.
    The vine, ivy, was the look i was going for :encouragement: ,
     
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    Hi Keith, Thank you :) I did think about Chemicals :nightmare: So i soaked the string for a week changing the water every day. Lets hope that was enough ???
     
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    Hi Greenfinger,

    nice idea, hope it will work!

    Can't wait to see evolution's pictures! =)
     
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    Roy there is a cooking twine (ask butcher) they use it to tie the meat with and that is perfectly safe.

    As it's thin yet strong plat three pieces to give it the vine appearance.

    Keith :cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith, Good idea with the butcher string :applouse: I will keep that in mind for other projects.
     
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    Roy did this one work out? :)
     
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    Hi Jason, Sort of its still growing very slowly :whistle::whistle:
     
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    Hi Roy, I was wondering how your experiment with growing Fissidens fontanus on a string has progressed. Do you have any recent pictures of it?
     
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    I think he posted an updated photo recently.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Rob, Yes it went well. I let it dry out after a month or so of being in the jar.Then used it in my cube rapped around a piece of DW After a few weeks it bounced back and started to grow Tough stuff Fiss.

    Will post a couple of photos soon ;)
     
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    Thanks Roy. Will await the images. I put some excess in a mesh bag in my presently empty quarantine tank to see how it grows there. I really like fissidens.
     
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    Hi Rob a couple of photos

    It is indeed a wonderful looking moss :love:

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    That's great Roy -
    something to sell it via ebay, too - easy to send...
    I woud order immediately, if it comes fast enough to Germany :D Hurry up!

    I anyway think, the market should be good for ready planted, wood, stones, etc.

    Kind regards
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    If wrapped in a wet kitchen paper it should survive or bounce back very quickly Crypts and Anubia will last 5-6 days easily in the post except in our hot summer.

    Keith:cathug::cathug:
     
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    Hi Keith Evelyn,
    The fiss on a string works really well :) Keith with fiss you can leave it to dry out :sneaky:you can leave it for weeks-- Months ?? It will just regrow Not sure with other moss but am going to do some little test pots and see what happens :whistle::D
     
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    Hi All, Came 57th In EAPLC Nano section

    With this Cube :D
     

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    Again mid range top 100. :clap:. Manny artists fight for years blood, sweat and tears and still never even reach the top 100.. ;)
     
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