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By MattBrocchini
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#384390
I have some wild moss growing in my yard (in a tray that stays wet as a water source for my honey bees). Would it be OK to use it for CPs? I just grabbed some, chopped it up, and am going to try to grow it using the methods I have seen for sphagnum. I do not know what species it is by it seems to have fairly long fibers, see the pictures.

Growing wild in the tray:
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Fibers:
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Cleaned and chopped:
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Covered and tucked under a bench:
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By MaxVft
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#384391
Sorry, but that would not be the best of ideas.
That is carpet moss I believe, and they will overgrow and possibly "choke out" your CPs. Carpet moss is actually notorious in the world of CPs. Here is an article on it, made by Leah @FTS:
https://www.flytrapcare.com/what-gets-t ... -flytraps/
Thanks,
Max

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