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    tree fern fiber questions

    Has tree fern fiber gone out of style or was it ever in style?... when i do a search I find no refs post 2005, I have never used it before (not commonly found in Eastern Kentucky LOL)... but recently aquired a couple cubic feet of some fine grade TFF, it would seem to be the cats meow for a substrate component

    opinions, comments, applications?

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    I occasionally toss it into my Nep mix or Heli mix.
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    Pyro,

    Do you use it as a primary or secondary component?

    (I got these recommendations from a Malaysian source, which is what initially sparked my interest)

    Potting Mix 1
    1 part granite chips*
    1 part tree fern root fibre
    1 part charcoal (optional)
    A very well-drained mix suitable for daily watering and epiphytic species.


    Potting Mix 2
    2 parts coconut peat**
    1 part vermiculite
    1 part tree fern root fibre
    A good general mix for lowland terrestrial species; high moisture retention.


    Potting Mix 3
    2 parts sphagnum moss
    1 part tree fern root fibre(optional)
    An excellent mix for many highland species. Also good
    for some lowlanders

    *Pumice, lava rock, or coarse sharp sand may be substituted for granite chips.

    ** Regular sphagnum peat (peat moss) can be substituted for coconut peat.

    Thanks for the feedback BTW,
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    I use it as a one part in four ratio for Neps. One in five for Helies.
    'My love was science- specifically biology and, more specifically, when placed in a common jar, which of two organisms would devour the other.'

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