Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Sorry about my tardiness. I was to lazy to upload last week.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by coline » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:30 pm

It definitely is starting to grow, after the lag fase they normally have!

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:54 pm

Sphagnum is doing great.
Lowes death trap is also growing now.
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(Migh look worse than it is, it's a little bit overwatered)

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by coline » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:34 pm

A little bit too soaked in water I think, just lower the level a bit so you do not see it in the surface

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by LAKJP » Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:38 pm

Would you mind if I share here a photo of the sphagnum culture I started in May?

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:48 pm

Go right ahead!

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Thu Jun 13, 2013 3:24 pm

Just bought a macro lens for my phone, Expect Much higher quality pictures guys!

P.S Feel free to post your sphagnum if you want to show off :)
P.S.S There's tiny bugs crawling around in my sphagnum... they look gross, I'll snap a photo when I get my lens, and see if any of you mentlegen can help me out.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Sander » Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:43 pm

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Spores?
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And what is missing: correct, red sphagnum :(

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:10 pm

Update: planted Ginger: already has roots, and Lowes Deathtrap vft is growing fantastic, and should probably be replanted in a bigger container soon.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by snapperhead51 » Tue Jun 25, 2013 11:57 pm

yes your live sphag is to dry, it like cool good light sun light , and high humidity and very good water quality and some very light fertilizer to grow well , when you got the conditions right it will be a lush green and grows very quickly , in pots containers or on grow benches
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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Sander » Sun Jul 21, 2013 1:17 am

Where are the photo's? :D

Ps Snapper, wow, they look awesome, mine do now grow nearly as fast, but then again, its about 30 degrees C during the days here. (the sphagnum container gets about 25 degrees :( )

So should i keep it in the tray it is in now and place it in full sun and let it reach a bit higher temps with lower humidity (taking the cover off because i dont want to boil it), and keep the cover on and let it get indirect sun only?

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Ericrud » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:00 pm

Hey everybody it's been a long while! I'm back as an update to what's been going on with my sphagnum moss. Basically what I have done is ridden the takeout thing and switched it with a big salad container because I heard that height might help the growth a bit
I also took about half of the sphagnum and dropped it in my fly trap medium.

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by coline » Mon Aug 19, 2013 7:54 pm

Seems it would like much more being with the flytrap due to the less water

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by Sander » Mon Aug 19, 2013 8:18 pm

Well, i was thinking the same coline, but in nature i have seen them flooded for weeks at a time (2-3 weeks). I think it has to due with a substrate under the sphagnum

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Re: Growing live sphagnum, photo every Sunday!

by coline » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:28 am

Well, cultivation conditions are not the same as habitats, so here rotting is a problem

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