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    its alive! :D



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    it always comes back...

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    Aw, no fair. I tried growing sphagnum but it didn't work. Congrats though.
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    Congrats. Is this the stuff you accidentally cooked?

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    lol, that's like half of it, i loved the white sphagnum. it looks good as a topping on my sarracenia. but yeah, those are the stuff i cooked. well, i'm loving my winter so far. the sphagnum can be in full sun, covered, and it wont cook.
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    See this? All I did was put the dried stuff in the pot and sprinkle sundew seeds on top. I covered it with a plastic up and put under a Grolite. I have no sundew sprouts but plenty of live LFS.


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    Maneatingmoo, did you try grinding the sphagnum? That seems to jump start it for me. Left as long ropes it takes a long time to get going, and sometimes what starts to look like living sphagnum ends up actually just being algae. If you haven't tried it, try grinding some up and keeping it evenly moist and illuminated (mist well every day or every other day). I rub two handfuls of dry LFS together until it makes a pile of small chunks and dust floating in a pail of water, I call that "ground". Be sure to pull your teeshirt over your nose/mouth when you do this as it's no good breathing the sphagnum dust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Maneatingmoo, did you try grinding the sphagnum? That seems to jump start it for me. Left as long ropes it takes a long time to get going, and sometimes what starts to look like living sphagnum ends up actually just being algae. If you haven't tried it, try grinding some up and keeping it evenly moist and illuminated (mist well every day or every other day). I rub two handfuls of dry LFS together until it makes a pile of small chunks and dust floating in a pail of water, I call that "ground". Be sure to pull your teeshirt over your nose/mouth when you do this as it's no good breathing the sphagnum dust!
    hah, i do this for almost all my new plants now. after i take out all the water and sphagnum, there's like... sand or something at the bottom... i think i cleaned it
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