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Thread: this is why you should rinse your peat!

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    this is why you should rinse your peat!

    this is a pot of drosera nidiformis seedlings i sowed about SIX MONTHS ago. as you can see the seedlings are competing with the moss and losing. theres about a thousand seedlings buried under the moss




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    Looks like your dews are in a sticky situation!
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    That is very beautiful moss.
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    I thought you might be gonna talk about pest creatures from peat. Lately I have been finding very tiny red centipedes in my peat after it sits in the terrariums for a few months. I never use peat in pots but I mix up "forest soil" for my plant & animal vivariums with shredded cypress mulch, oak twigs, crushed leaves and peat. They don't seem to hurt anything, I don't know if the baby vampire crabs eat them or what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carnivoure12 View Post
    Looks like your dews are in a sticky situation!

    Mwa ha ha ha. Nice.

    I would love to have a nice pot of moss like that.

    I cannot get any moss to grow very well for me.

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    ill trade it for some pings. the moss is thick enough i could pull the whole top off in a nice moss disk. sundews and all....

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    But of course if you were trying to grow a pot of moss you would have ended up with D. capensis, D. burmannii, D. binata and others that get around with the least provocation.
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    I've gotten that even after rinsing peat....seems to be just a matter of chance for me.
    Some days it just isn't worth chewing thru the restraints.

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