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Old 02-02-2005, 03:21 AM
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I live in the Northwest/Oregon and I was wondering if the local Moss would do well in the Viv???
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Old 02-02-2005, 03:57 AM
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I live in Washington and use the local moss which would be the same as what you are thinking about. There are a lot of different species but in general, I find that they do good for about 3 months and then slowly die off. Since it's free, you can replace when needed. The moss brings in a lot of good insects and a few bad ones (snails, slugs, millipedes). I have used it for years. I am slowly steering away from it though to a bare substrate with leaves and tropical ground covers.

Note: I found that the shorter, more compact moss looks nicer and diplays the frogs better. Also the ff's cannot hide as easy.
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Yeah, I know.I too use the moss from around here.On the way to my brothers school(which is next to mine)there is a house for sale with a tree full of moss!literally,every lower part including the earth around it is green with moss.Ive also found a bit of earth covered with moss next to a sidewalk though I dont use that because people walk all over that.
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Where do you live in Oregon? I am in Portland. When I used moss, I went up to MT Hood, area, and collected moss. Also, the coastal range is pretty good.
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I live in Albany. You say that you get the moss from the mountains and the coast range. Will it die off like previously mentioned?

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I have never been able to keep it alive for more than a few months. I think its because of the warm climate in my tanks. I too have not used moss in awhile, I use leaf litter now for my tanks.
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I wonder how the moss does from Black Jungle???
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Im not sure about their moss, if its local or a tropical type. I think if you have great lighting you can grow java moss.
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I agree with trimtrig, if you can seed java moss and get it to grow, go that route....
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Yeah Tull777 you like that chinese proverb! Its all around my school,I just think its kinda cool because I can really understand this saying you know.


BTW you get your frogs yet?or are you just curious about the moss?
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No frogs yet. I have wanted to set up a viv for years but the frogs were to expensive. Glad to see that most have perfected the layout and design of the viv to support healthy frogs. Also the prices for the frogs are more reasonable now. I have been researching this topic for a couple of months now and I think I understand most of it as far as the do's and don'ts of the viv and frogin'. :wink:

I will post pics as soon as it is complete...thanks "ALL" for the info.
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