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    I have a staghorn fern and I would like to mount it. I have heard that they can be hung on bark or some type of wood. So I am wondering how to do this and how to care for it after it is mounted. So any tips would be great.

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    do a search on www.google.com and you will find some good results .

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    try here:- http://www.fernfactory.com/shop/staghorns.asp
    It tells you how to mount staghorn fern with both chicken wire, fishing lines and moss boards etc etc.
    Happy growing, Neil.
    Currently my staghorn fern is in a pot and I also intend to mount it when it gets bigger so let me know how you get on.
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    I hear you take the plant and pput a wad of lfs around its base then mount it on the bark. Is this info correct?[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/rock.gif[/img]
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    I have used fishing line in the past. I got an osmunda block with a hole carved out in the middle. I packed a little sphagnum moss around the base and in the hole, then twined the fishing line around the "foot" of the fern on a. As the fern puts out new "feet", it will overgrow the fishing line. It was quite secure.

    Those are very nice ferns. I love them. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html312/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

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    I found the bark thing to be a pain. In my conditions the plant dried out too readily, and I always had to keep an eye on it. Now I have it in an old wicker basket which I hang on its side. It gives the same effect pretty much, and the mix stays moist much longer, while the wicker keeps the roots well aired.
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    I have two stag mounted, one on a wooden board wrap up in a jute net filled up with LFS and fir bark, like William said, it dried out too fast.
    The other is mounted in the hollow of a coconut shell filled with peat moss, hang tilted. The upper leaves wrap around the coconut shell therefor the funnel is installed for watering. See pic
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    Lots of good ideas. Keep them coming. As of now I am way to busy to do anything to my staghorn fern, but when I have time I will.

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