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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2013, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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Looking to buy mosses

Hello Islanders!
I am from Michigan and interested in terrestrial mosses found growing on branches locally in Hawaii. I would like to use it in a Geosesarma sp (terrestrial rainforest crabs) 20g vivarium setup. I believe it is legal to collect as long as it is growing on private property and not public or state land. I would of course pay priority usps shipping and a reasonable compensation. Just looking for tropical mosses/lichens/etc. and possibly moss covered twigs/sticks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-13-2013, 10:56 PM
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What about air laying plants?
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What about air laying plants?
I'm not sure what you mean Daboss? Do you mean air layering? I'm mainly just looking for tropical mosses that grow everywhere in Hawaii. Sidewalk cracks, tree trunks, rotting wood, sticks, etc.
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There was actually a study done by a biologist a few years go about the different species of moss growing on the Hawaiian islands. Many are actually invasive species from Asia.
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I know! I have star moss, xmas moss, flame moss all from my yard! Hahaha. Is this what you are looking for?
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Hah! That's pretty crazy. I knew that all those mosses are naturally terrestrial species but can be grown in water as well. However those aren't the types I was looking for. I'm looking for something a little different I suppose, as I already grow flame, xmas, singapore, peacock, and java in my own tanks.
I was hoping to get my hands on something like the picture attached to my original posting. Some non aquatic moss, preferably epiphytic- growing on sticks or small twigs.
I didn't realize that some of the mosses growing there were commonly found in the aquarium trade.
I may be visiting my brother there in a few months anyhow. He is going to be stationed there with the coast guard. Maybe I will hand pick some up then!
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