02-27-2008, 03:20 AM
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Re: moss milkshake?????????
I am an authority in that I've done it once and it worked. A better authority would be someone who has tried lots of ways of doing it.
I also used it in a smaller (Nano!) viv and without adding the soaked sphagnum, there wasn't much odor at all. In the larger one the odor lasted about a week.
Buttermilk is already acidic and sour, it doesn't seem to putrefy like regular milk does, which is perhaps part of the advantage to using it.
buttermilk, perhaps 1/4 cup is fine
moss, I guess about an ounce.
Frappe in a blender for about 10-20 sec.
I was set to water it down, but it was liquid enough.
I applied it immediately.
I used local moss. Since it was mid winter here, I got a small patch from a tropical conservatory.
Any true moss should work fine. I can't vouch for the "mosses" that are actually aquatic plants, such as riccia. Maybe they would work, maybe not.
Do have living green moss, not dried. From dried you might still have thousands of spores that will grow, but take longer.