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Old 10-01-2010, 08:02 PM
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I came across this stuff at a local nursery, anyone used it?

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Old 10-01-2010, 08:05 PM
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I hear the gel in it isn't good for your frogs. Maybe it could work in a frogless vivarium but I'm not sure of that.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:11 PM
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The gel is just a binder to hold moisture until the moss starts growing.
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Old 10-01-2010, 08:15 PM
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Well what happens to the gel, does it just go away? If it did I guess you could use it then wait for the gel to go away, and at this point you could add frogs.
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IMO, all you need is moss, and either buttermilk or beer. blend it all together, and bam! moss milkshake. some also add sphagnum moss to it to hold moisture...
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This may sound funny but a bud of mine said something similar ,take moss and yogurt place it in a blender ,then paint it where you want the moss to grow.He said allot of public gardens do this to statues or wherever they want to achieve a aged type look.I've not tried it yet just the whole yogurt thing in a terrarium kinda makes me scratch my head.Anyhoo if you find something along the lines give a ring!!!!!
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Is that what i see green stuff sprayed on the walls in vivs in frog rooms?
Is there any thread that discribes this, whats the purpose?
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bah...It wont let me edit my last post... NM I think its just alge that im seeing...
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IMO, all you need is moss, and either buttermilk or beer. blend it all together, and bam! moss milkshake. some also add sphagnum moss to it to hold moisture...
Wouldn't the buttermilk spoil and cause mold in the vivarium? Are both buttermilk and beer methods safe for a vivarium with frogs? Looking at the ingredients themselves, aren't they both acidic -- bad for the frogs?

I'm interested in turning the moss I have growing on cement blocks outside into a paste to add onto my sphagnum, but I'm not sure if it's frog-friendly. Can anyone help me out?
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Wouldn't the buttermilk spoil and cause mold in the vivarium? Are both buttermilk and beer methods safe for a vivarium with frogs? Looking at the ingredients themselves, aren't they both acidic -- bad for the frogs?
Not sure if it's frog-safe but it's used a lot in moss gardens or for "moss-graffiti"
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