is this dried LFSM?

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is this dried LFSM?

by juicedgrapefruit » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:46 am

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
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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by Fieldofscreams » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:59 am

Yup it is but it looks very old.

I wouldn't use it.
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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by juicedgrapefruit » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:22 am

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

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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by Fieldofscreams » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:49 am

I personally wouldn't use it at all. Its pretty much desiccated.

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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by Hungry Plants » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:50 pm

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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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by nimbulan » Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:39 pm

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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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by bananaman » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:07 pm

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.

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Re: is this dried LFSM?

by Fishkeeper » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:15 am

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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