found some intresting moss(es) growing on the bank of a stream (close to where i found hydrocotyle) i'm pretty sure there are at least 2 species here.
#1 grew in very thick clumps with very thick "stems" (don't know the appropriate term for moss)
#2 very similar to one, almost definitely the same species... more compact growth, and perhaps slightly smaller "stems"
#3 possibly a similar but no identical species... looks *very* much like java or xmas moss in size, shape, color, anatomy...
#4 almost definitely a totally separate species. it was intermingled with all 3 of the other samples, but never actually "attached", so I seriously doubt that it's just a variant growth of any of the above mosses. in fact, looking closely it looks more like a tiny tiny vascular plant (perhaps the best description is a very tiny micranthemum micranthemoides).
all of these were at least damp, most were wet enough to be "squishy" to the touch. I would love some input on these. I'm pretty sure most/all of the aquatic mosses we grow in our tanks are from SE Asia. Is it possible any of these will grow in my tank? are there any risks to putting them in an established tank if they're well cleaned besides fouling the water if they rot and die? adriansg, if you read this, i'd be interested in your input... if they grow i'd consider sending samples to yourself and the dr. you correspond with on moss identification.
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