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    Live LFS questions

    All right, I'm going to be receiving some live LFS but it is a north American variety so will it be ok in my terrarium with no cold period during winter? And it was grown in a bog garden, so is there anything I should do before I put it in my terrarium? I know very little about live LFS so sorry about my noobish questions.
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    My understanding is that it will continue to grow as long as you give it growing conditions. Dormancy isn't necessary.

    But again, that's just as far as I know, lol.

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    It depends on where the Sphagnum is from. Some populations/species need a cold period for long term growth. Some don't. I've had a small tub I use for propagating cuttings on my plant shelf for the past 5 years that has steadily and slowly declining. I put it outdoors in November in a shaded area and now it's getting nice and fluffy again.
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    I believe they got it from meadowview
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    That's probably going to be a Virginia population. Is it a specific species? We use native Sphagnum in our greenhouse all the time for Nepenthes and while raising Sarracenia seedlings. It can last quite a while without dormancy, a few years. You'll know when it starts to decline. When I notice it declining I place it outside around October so it doesn't go into shock. It will still grow throughout winter, surprisingly.

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    Once again since this will be my first time with live lfs, I have no idea of the species but it looks exactly like the green form in meadow views online catalog
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    Probably S. pallustre. The green stuff is harvested from behind Meadowview, so I know exactly what it is. S. pallustre seems to be the most common one around the state. We're going to be getting a bunch of Sphag IDed soon, so I'll let you know when we find out.

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    So it should be ok for a while and when it starts to decline I should just put it outside, correct?
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