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My Moss Experiment

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  1. Jason

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    This is a project i started a few weeks back.

    So what ill do is post images every few weeks or so to show its progress.

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    the moss mix that i made up is starting the grow. :)

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    its a cylinder with a built in drip wall ive actually had this for over 2 years but it stood in the garage unused until 2 weeks ago, so about time....
     
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    Hi Kisanjong Great idea neat design. Looking forward to seeing this one come together :)
     
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    Great Jason,

    does it work without being covered?
    It would be nice to learn more about the dripwall inside...
     
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    Hi, waiting to see the evolution too! It's already great! =)
     
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    yes this is not covered but has a continuous drip wall so stays wet.

    this is the link to the product http://www.epiweb.se/epiwebiis3.htm
    but from experience they are not actually made very well and i had to replace a few parts re-glue some parts and also the pump that came with it was not powerful enough :(, once i sorted out all of those things its now working fine :)

    time will tell and hopefully show.

    atm i have added some terrestrial mosses along with java moss, weeping moss and some Liverworts ( pelia & coral moss).

    all which i blended together with 75% spag moss which help keeps the moisture and then i added water to a texture like paint and rubbed it into the epiweb.

    epiweb does make moss mix but i could never get it to work, but from my images my mix is working in just 2 weeks :D.
     
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    A drip wall is very interesting idea !! Particularly if it´s work without cover! Waiting to see the Evolution too!
     
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    some updates. a week later :)

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    you can now see the Mosses, Liverworts/pelia growing more :)
     
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    This is a neat idea:) Plants are doing well for just a week :cool:
     
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    yes im really happy with the progress at the moment i did try it a few years back but this time i made my own moss mix instead of a bought one that had no growth what so ever.
     
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    It looks great! The plants look really fine! =)
     
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    Please Share The Moss mix :rolleyes: It really Looking fab in such a short space of time :cool:
     
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    75% sphagnum moss to help keep the moisture and then 25% other mosses for this mix I used weeping moss, java moss pelia and mini pelia all chopping fine and then add water until you get a thickish paint-able texture.

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    I'm sure you could use what ever moss you like but this is all i had at the time :)
     
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    btw i painted it on then also rubbed it in with my hands to make sure it was attached.
     
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    Update time :D

    This has been running for over 3 weeks now.

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    The Taxiphyllum barbieri 'java' & Vesicularia ferriei 'Weeping' mosses are started to show now :D

    and the Monosolenium tenerum 'pellia' is growing very well.

    in the next few weeks i will post a full shot but at the moment its patchy.
     
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    Hi, I will be using that mix great idea :rolleyes: Thank you for sharing
     
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    update on the progress :) about 3-/+ months? after i started it.

    images of random areas

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    it still has lots of patches over the whole setup but great progress :)
     
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    Did you use live Sphagnum moss?

    Its very difficult to get in Mainland Aust I managed to get some from a plant grower in Tasmania (medium sized island south of the mainland).

    Do you feed it at all?

    Keith:):)
     
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    This was a sphag moss brick that you add to water to expand / soften but ive read it can revive itself?

    No food infact its r.o water.
     
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    The live Sphagnum Moss is a paler colour with a very pale green where its growing from.

    If it has been imported it was possibly treated first making it harder to grow.

    I have collected wild Sphagnum Moss for growing and improving the heath of orchids.

    Keith:):)
     

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