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tiny parasite plants? or java fernlets?

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maybe i'm remarkably ignorant, and don't understand how java fern propagates, but what are these? i found them growing on the backs of my java fern, sometimes strangling the leaves with their "roots" or whatever they are, so i've plucked most of them off, without much difficulty. they started as root-things and then developed leaves.

(sorry for the crap photo quality, shaky hands + bad ipod camera = really not great)
if they're not java fern, what are they? they only grow on my java ferns...
and if they ARE java fern, what do i do with them? do i let them grow on the ferns, or do i pluck them off and plant them?

thanks in advance, and sorry for the probably stupid question...
-cat
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Recently one of mine had 11 babies growing off the leaves lol. I plucked them all off since my leaf was just starting to get spots. I then tied some of them down onto my driftwood with fishing line.


-Val
 
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