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    Ebay. for ripoff prices.

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    You can pick up some at the next lacps meeting. Somebody usually brings them. Or somebody can give you just a tiny bit to start and you can cultivate it yourself.
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    I bought some of the live lfs from ebay (the Mosser Lee people) and had good luck with it. I've also bought their dried stuff, and it does have twigs and stuff, but it's so cheap for a giant bale that I use it anyway. I wash it well, and it seems to work fine. You know there are twigs and stones in the wild where nepenthes grow too!

    For my really expensive neps, I use the expensive New Zealand or Chilean stuff.

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    http://www.pitcherplant.org/catalog.htm

    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]Due to plant quarantines on soil mixes we do not ship live sphagnum moss to the following states: AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT or WA
    Box measuring 6 x 7 inches $30.00

    Box measuring 8 x 12 inches $50.00

    Gallon size zipper bag $15.00

    Sandwich size zipper bag $10.00
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    My method for growing sphagnum is:

    1. Fill these little plastic deli cups with about 1/2" dried sphagnum
    2. Swamp it with distilled water.
    3. Sow heads of live sphagnum.
    4. Keep it in bright light.
    5. Reswamp whenever the water level drops (every 2-3 days here).

    It's rather tedious keeping the trays filled if you've got a lot of them, but you won't have any problems with mold, and it grows faster than any sundew.

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    Jimscott: Great photos! By potting mix what I was thinking is that if you could grow sphagnum in large quantities...if you grow small numbers of plants you might not need to by any more peat/dried moss. Think I ought to get in on this. I have moss growing in my mini bog but I don't think it is sphagnum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Gawd_oOo @ Feb. 28 2006,3:46)]http://www.pitcherplant.org/catalog.htm

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    Quote[/b] ]Due to plant quarantines on soil mixes we do not ship live sphagnum moss to the following states: AZ, CA, ID, NV, OR, UT or WA
    That's not entirely true. California doesn't have a quarantine against live sphagnum. Many of us Californian hobbiests here have it shipped in by the bushell full every year with no problems. At least no problems for the last 15 years from the other suppliers. Don't know for certain, but it's possible some soil pathogens were found in their plants and/or soils and these states have restricted them from shipping there.

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    Sarracenia Northwest often sells them.
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