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By Panman
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Hi all. I'm new to using live sphagnum for anything but a top dressing. I've got a boatload of it and have top dressed all three of my outdoor bogs and still have this left.
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I'm going to start potting up some neps and VFT in live moss. Do I fill the pot with it, or do I put dried lfsm in the bottom since the live in the bottom will die anyway. How do you use live moss?
By jose
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I believe neps don’t like live Sphagnum as an actual media since it stays too wet
By hungry carnivores
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Nooooo :shock: . Don't use it all. Make a couple tubs using large clear plastic containers. Put the sphagnum in it, on some deadlfs. If you maxsea it, you will have a never ending supply of sphagnum. And you can trade it.
By Do_Gon
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jose wrote:I believe neps don’t like live Sphagnum as an actual media since it stays too wet
My neps love it.
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By Invasion_UwU_OwO_69_
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I have a few pots of VFT in live sphagnum. I'd only recommend doing larger mature rhizomes as wet spells or humid cloudy days during summer established moss will just explode. Granted it took a few months to figure itself out, but the pots I have it in are welling with moss now.

If desired, I'll dump some pics of the small pots.
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By sanguinearocks101
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jose wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:48 am I believe neps don’t like live Sphagnum as an actual media since it stays too wet

I think they like it, but hamatas absolutely love it.
By jose
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sanguinearocks101 wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:31 am
jose wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:48 am I believe neps don’t like live Sphagnum as an actual media since it stays too wet

I think they like it, but hamatas absolutely love it.
Top dressing or actual media? Watering frequencies usually affect what’s possible (after all I’ve seen people grow neps successfully in Peat). As a rule though, live sphag stays too wet for nep media
By Do_Gon
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jose wrote:
sanguinearocks101 wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 11:31 am
jose wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:48 am I believe neps don’t like live Sphagnum as an actual media since it stays too wet

I think they like it, but hamatas absolutely love it.
Top dressing or actual media? Watering frequencies usually affect what’s possible (after all I’ve seen people grow neps successfully in Peat). As a rule though, live sphag stays too wet for nep media
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