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By SlightlyObsessive
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Joined:  Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:58 pm
Just got a massive delivery of live stuff for my next project but it came much faster than I anticipated and I have no idea what to do with it : /

Will it be ok on top of some RO moistened hydroponic growing media in a tupperware box? I can put clingfilm over the top to keep in the humidity. I also want to top dress a one of my plants (wierdly the others are already dressed), do I just pull out a few strands and plonk them on top or should they be planted in some way?
By Droseracloner314
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Joined:  Sun Jan 06, 2013 11:18 pm
About to be in similar situation. So I'm no help but will be following any advice. Good luck!
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By Matt
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I've left live sphagnum sitting in plastic bags for months and it is fine. No need to do anything with it other than keep it moist until you're ready to use it.
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By David F
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It's true I recently revived some after months and months of neglect, after 3 days it's growing again.
By SlightlyObsessive
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Joined:  Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:58 pm
Ive taken a few strands to tuck round my neps and left left the rest in the clear bag it was delivered in, under my grow light. Fingers crossed I'll grow a bit that way too.
By Nick_
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Joined:  Mon Dec 10, 2012 11:46 pm
Yup ive been doing the same thing as Matt except I give it some light
By SlightlyObsessive
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It seems to be working, the top layer is now a brighter green and I've just been opening the bag and rearranging the moss a bit to try and rotate the bits that get the best light.

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