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Cheers for the replys. Must be the chopped up sphagnum in the substrate - I never expected it to regenerate, as i've heard it's tricky!

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Cheers for the replys. Must be the chopped up sphagnum in the substrate - I never expected it to regenerate, as i've heard it's tricky!

Cheers

Anthony.
Bright lights are the trick to getting it to come back.

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Bright lights are the trick to getting it to come back.

Ed
Strange that, as this tank only has 2 x 39w T5HO lights on it (36 x 18 24 high exo) which I wouldn't class as bright light.

Hoping the vivs underneath with the Cree Leds will fare just aswell.

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Definitely a species of Sphagnum--I took bryology. Selaginella is not a true moss; it has true conducting tissue.
 

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With some of the nice quality sphagnum it will come back given good quality light we normally use in terrariums. I actually have to microwave the stuff I would get from black jungle because it always came back and tended to smother some of my micro plants! That aside, it was fun when it came back in frog tanks, and it adapted well.

I've had really poor luck with live sphagnum growing in a frog tank, but it's likely the change in conditions - particularly light. Around here it's usually found in partial to full sun. I sun dried some and had it go dormant and come back later with some sundews I planted in it and it did much better. Key seems to start with good quality dry, forget about it, and then it grows!
 
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