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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-30-2014, 02:29 AM Thread Starter
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Emersed moss id...and a lizard..

I was out in my pasture looking for morell mushrooms and found this cool moss.. any idea if it will grow submersed? I already snagged some today anf threw it in my emersed setup. .. anyway heres a pic.



Also non related.. I found this lizard while I was out there that ive never seen before.. little tiny.. usb plug for reference. . Hes pretty fast once he warmed up inside. Its only 56f here now.



Any help with the moss would b appreciated..
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Looks like a newt or salamander. Keep it moist!
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Looks like a newt or salamander. Keep it moist!
I was thinking newt.. I always thought salamanders had slime coats.. wouldnt b the first time i was wrong tho. I already let him go.. I had no idea how to care for him so I just decided his instincts prolly knew better than I did.
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Can he save u 15% on car insurance, I mean u probably saved his live! he should at least offer that.

Warranty not included
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Can he save u 15% on car insurance, I mean u probably saved his live! he should at least offer that.

Darn I should have given gieco a call.

Found ur lizard.. lol.

I highly doubt I saved his life. Prolly freaked him out tho.. only had him inside long enough for pics. As he was warming up he was starting to move pretty fast and I didnt want him to get away so I took him back outside.. let him by the pond.. I still can't figure out what he would eat tho.. mouth was so small..


Anybody know anything about that moss doe??
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Terrestrial mosses like it damp, and most like indirect light/shade (due to humidity levels in those lighting areas.) Submersing a terrestrial moss causes one of many things to happen:

1 - A bad smell from organics breaking down in water.
2 - Reduced growth due to terrestrial flora 'adapting' to 'living' submersed.
3 - The moss will grow spindly and not really attractive and most likely die.

Keep in mind the ferts most of us use are suspended and aimed to promote aquatic growth. Terrestrial forms of plants have to adapt to absorb suspended organics and nutrients at other stages.
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Terrestrial mosses like it damp, and most like indirect light/shade (due to humidity levels in those lighting areas.) Submersing a terrestrial moss causes one of many things to happen:

1 - A bad smell from organics breaking down in water.
2 - Reduced growth due to terrestrial flora 'adapting' to 'living' submersed.
3 - The moss will grow spindly and not really attractive and most likely die.

Keep in mind the ferts most of us use are suspended and aimed to promote aquatic growth. Terrestrial forms of plants have to adapt to absorb suspended organics and nutrients at other stages.
Ok well thrn the tanks out but it should thrive in my emersed setup then right?
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