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Old 04-06-2006, 01:28 AM   #1
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Found Moss in NYC


was over around murray hill and came across a Petco, 32nd & 1st...stopped in just to look around, and found a good deal on some moss!

they said they just got it in, i've never seen Petco Union Square with any good plants...i haven't id'd it yet, but it looks like christmas moss?...

it's very structured and was only $1.99 for a large amount...will post a pic when i get a chance if anyone is interested...
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Old 04-06-2006, 05:59 AM   #2
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compare the fronds to the pictures on www.aquamoss.net
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:41 AM   #3
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Hehe, thanks for the tip. Had to stop over there to have a look.
Well, it doesn't look like Java moss...will take some macro shots of it tomorrow and compare.

$1.99 a wad...not bad...I picked up 3 of em for now. And the checkout woman..."Be carefull, that stuff grows quick"...as I see the register ring it up as anacharis.
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Old 04-07-2006, 03:14 AM   #4
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My favorite part of Petco is when they don't know or care (or think their prices are nuts and deliberately mark it wrong).

Once got a gold nugget pleco for $3.99 rang it up as a rafael cat... Danced the whole way home.

I think I will wait for your moss to grow in and then buy some from you on the forum!
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Old 04-07-2006, 08:49 PM   #5
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funny... just went by union square petco this morning and bought some of this moss, not even knowing about this thread. yes, the moss is not common java moss. very interesting nice, and very large frowns. 1.99 for a large bag of it. nuts, and wonderful.
would like to know what kind of moss it is as well, lets work on that
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Old 04-08-2006, 02:43 PM   #6
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Default Pictures of the "PETCO" Moss - ID Anyone - 56k warning!!!

OK, maybe someone can ID it from these photos...

Here is what $1.99 bought us:





And some detailed shots:





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Old 04-08-2006, 06:13 PM   #7
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Pick up a glob for me, Joe!

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its not java moss..looks to be fontinalis sp....maybe willow...but probably north american in origin.

edit..is there anymore? im going there tomorrow if i can. Ive been looking for this stuff for a while in local streams etc.
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Old 04-09-2006, 12:01 PM   #9
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heres some info

http://www.bio.umass.edu/biology/con.../fontinal.html


http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/wq/pl...ns/fonant.html
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Old 04-13-2006, 04:18 PM   #10
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I have Christmas Moss and it doesn't really look like the pictures you guys posted:

Here are some pics from aquamoss.com of what Christmas Moss looks like. In person it looks very dense and compacted.





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I am in no way a moss specialist, it doesn't look like Vesicularia or Taxiphyllum, but it does look a bit like a really really small miniature version of my Fontinalis antipyretica ssp. So I agree with carpenoctem, could be Fontinalis species, but propably not F. antipyretica.

It looks really cool, you guys really do have some pretty neat stuff there. I hope it grows well in your tanks. You might find more help from http://www.killies.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=6, there seems to be a lot of moss people.
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Old 04-13-2006, 07:38 PM   #12
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Anyone willing to ship some of that stuff out?
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i wouldn't mind shipping some mystery moss out to ca...pm me
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Old 04-13-2006, 08:46 PM   #14
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Anybody have any pics of what this stuff looks like underwater?
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I will take some macro shots of it over the weekend...
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