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By juicedgrapefruit
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Joined:  Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:59 pm
#320597
i got some of this dried moss from a friend who told me it is lfsm. i just want to make sure this is long fiber sphagnum moss before i use it. i've used the new zealand kind before and compared to that this looks much darker, more withered and stringy. It also doesnt smell as good

https://imgur.com/aAEk9YL

^picture of some after i soaked it for a bit in water

https://imgur.com/zUkb0Is
Last edited by juicedgrapefruit on Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:43 am, edited 1 time in total.
By juicedgrapefruit
Posts:  2
Joined:  Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:59 pm
#320600
Fieldofscreams wrote:Yup it is but it looks very old.

I wouldn't use it.
Would it be a problem if it only makes up like 10-20% of my potting mix? I dont have any alternatives atm
By Fieldofscreams
Posts:  1315
Joined:  Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:14 am
#320601
I personally wouldn't use it at all. Its pretty much desiccated.

I never reuse media.
By Hungry Plants
Posts:  1136
Joined:  Mon Nov 28, 2016 2:41 am
#320604
Rotting LFS starts to break down. As it breaks down it will add nutrients to the mix analog with more chances for fungus and other bad things.
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By nimbulan
Posts:  2077
Joined:  Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:03 pm
#320605
Looks like Mosser Lee Sphagnum. It's garbage, but some people still use it. I'd avoid it if you can.
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By bananaman
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Joined:  Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:54 am
#320606
nimbulan wrote:Looks like Mosser Lee Sphagnum. It's garbage, but some people still use it. I'd avoid it if you can.
Yeah. I do use Mosser Lee, but only to plug my drainage holes so the medium doesn’t run out. That’s about the only thing it’s good for imo.
By Fishkeeper
Posts:  733
Joined:  Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:59 pm
#330140
Yeah, looks like Mosser Lee. It's not really good for anything CP-related. I wouldn't even use it for herps.
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