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By albertoburrito
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Hello, I am trying to revive some sphagnum moss. Does the moss have to be live or dead, and is there a difference between live and dead moss? Another thing, I am trying to use it to keep my vfts cooler in az, but i heard the moss can burn. Also, are there any other things i should worry about?
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By CPhunter101
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Reviving sphagnum moss is quite difficult, if not impossible. You'd have to be quite lucky to find dried moss that can grow. Buying a gallon/quart of live moss on ebay/etsy is much easier.
I live in Calfornia where the temperature can spike into the 90s but I can still grow healthy live sphagnum. Just make sure the moss is very, very shaded.
If you're trying to keep flytraps cooler, try shading your flytraps or putting small ice cubes (made of purified water) in their water trays.
I hope this helps.
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