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Old 03-06-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Moss ID please!


Heres the moss:

Let me know if you need a better picture
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:49 AM   #2
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It looks a bit like some type of rose moss.
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Old 03-06-2013, 03:04 AM   #3
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Christmas moss.

You need to tie it well so that moss is flat on your driftwood not standing loose on your photo.
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Thanks! Ill get right on that. Is there any reason that's better than having it kind of loose?
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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Moss attach themselves to wood overtime when they are tied all the way to the surface.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:08 PM   #6
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Ok, thanks. I tied it up tighter.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:22 PM   #7
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I found a way to get very nice moss growth. What you basically want to do is "damage the moss". When I get a clump of moss that I want to tie to a hard structure I put it onto a cookie sheet with a little bit of water on it to keep it moist. I then use scissors to cut it into small nickel sized flat patches. I then take that patch lay it flat onto the cookie sheet and use a bottle cap and press firmly onto the moss. What you want to do is break some cells open to encourage new growth from the damaged areas. You want to damage several areas (hence the bottle cap) but not mush the moss. Then put the patch on the wood and wrap it well with string. Rinse and repeat until the desired area is covered. I found this way the moss fills in a lot faster than if just tied to the wood. And if you don't overdo it, the moss will be fine.
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Old 03-06-2013, 11:11 PM   #8
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I didn't know that. I'll give it a go with a few clumps of moss and see how it goes.
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Old 03-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #9
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I just trim the moss till it is basically hugging the driftwood. It will look bad at first, but over time you will get a nice coverage of moss. Plus it's kinda cool to see the moss creep on the driftwood.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:51 AM   #10
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The moss need to be trimmed/thinned periodically by pulling them out. The thicker the moss grow, the less light reaches the bottom. Overtime they would detach itself from the driftwood if neglected.


I always re-do my moss wall at least once a year.
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