2nd question. If it *is* safe, could the moss covered piece of rotting wood be put in a container with sundews or is it too "fertile" to mix in the sundews' pots?
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evenwind wrote:If you stand in one place too long, that's likely to grow on your north side.Now I'm trying to decide on which direction to stand in...
DragonsEye wrote:"Fertile" as in fertilizer contaminated? I would say unlikely. However, there is the chance of undesirable hitchhikers -- pathogenic fungi, microbes, et cetera.
Bug_cemetery wrote:I’m not inclined to stress too much about these things as long as it’s not being added to a vivarium with live animals that could be harmed. There are already tons of spores and contaminants circulating in the air. It’s most likely all the same stuff plus maybe some insects in the moss and bark. You could grow it in a closed clear bin for some time as a sort of quarantine and to contain any critters that might hatch in the spring. If you still aren’t observing anything that concerns you, all good!Yeah, I was wondering if the rotting wood would impart any nutrients to the growing medium of the sundews or if it's just be mostly inert, possibly affecting the pH. As for the hitchhikers, there's definitely fungus, but the jelly fungus is supposedly a good fungus...for trees and such, as it only attacks/feeds on rotting wood. There's no telling what else might be hanging out on the moss island, though.
With that said, if I had very rare and expensive plants or an enclosed grow space that would be a hassle to decontaminate I probably wouldn’t risk it.
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