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Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 5:33 pm
by bowlyB
Where can i get this in India? dried one is there but i cant find living moss? Can anyone send me live moss?

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:49 pm
by sekler
Hey dude,

I can't help you out for the live one, but do you have dried one ?

I bought my first brick ever of dried moss and since I've used it several pots have green spots now appearing. Even though it's not a 100% certainty, a lot of time it will revive from dormant spores which are in the dried/dead moss.

All it needs essentially is one spore to be alive and it will start from there, sphagnum produces like millions of spores or something, I'd try it if I were you :)

Otherwise, hopefully someone from India will step in to help you out, live sphagnum is considered as a live plant and normally permits and all the enchilada needs to be obtained before importing...you're really better off to try the reviving moss trick !

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:57 pm
by Eden
I have an aquarium growing D. spatulata. They were planted in 100% dried peat moss. They have been growing for about a year, and quite a lot of green live moss have started growing from the dried stuff. Just check on the package to make sure the moss hasn't been sanitized (aka baked till dead).

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:40 pm
by vaibhav
Hi Bowlyb,
I am from New Delhi, I have some sphagnum moss but it is dried,
its not easy to find real white sphagnum moss most probably it needs to be get from Shillong. What kind of cps you are growing?

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:49 am
by bowlyB
THX. ALL OF YOU.
I HAVE SMALL VFT, SARRACENIA AND DROSERA GERMINATING.

BTW. @ VAIBHAV: THE MOSS-GRASS YOU GET AT NURSERY'S - IS THAT SPHAGNUM MOSS? CAN YOU UPLOAD A PHOTO OF YOUR MOSS?

CAN SOMEONE SEND A PICT OF IT PLEASE I AM VERY UNCERTAIN OF WHAT I HAVE.

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 6:48 pm
by vaibhav
Nice to hear from you,
well the moss which we get at nurseries arent sphagnum moss i have tried many n couldnt find the real one, after searching a lot i found one from nursery in shillong which collects it from mountains,i will post pics ehre soon or if you want i can email it to you.
Mos wee get at general nurseries are normal moss n they will not be able to sustain cps, many of them contains green dye too.

Where do you buy cps from?
thanks

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:16 pm
by bowlyB
I GOT SPHAGNUM MOSS, ITS DONE!
I HAVE IT, ITS CALLED MOSS GRASS.

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:16 am
by vaibhav
well its hard to say it is sphagnum moss because nurseries here sell normal moss which is used for growing money plant and it is also called moss grass, these moss are not sphagnum moss these are different and may not be able to support cps

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 7:41 am
by bowlyB
then, if you could send me a bit of it? can it be? a small amt. of moss.?

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:32 am
by sekler
When in doubt, post pics !

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:46 pm
by vaibhav
Sorry Bowlyb as of right now I wont be able to as i my running low on it will try to help you
once i get some

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 7:04 pm
by bowlyB
i hav loads of it now, just post picx so i know what i have .

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Sat Mar 19, 2011 1:09 pm
by vaibhav
this is what i have

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:28 am
by sekler
This is definitely dried sphagnum moss!

Re: Need Live Sphagnum moss in India

PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:26 pm
by bowlyB
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what is THIS THEN, A DIFF SPECIE OR SOME 'GRASS'????
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what is THIS THEN, A DIFF SPECIE OR SOME 'GRASS'????