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    Quote Originally Posted by Doomsday View Post
    Have you ever grown live sphag from that moss (if it's even possible [ie. not sterilized via heat or other means])? If so, got any pics of it?
    Better Gro sphagnum comes from Chile, is very easy to revive, and many people do. That particular species tends to have very long skinny "leaves" (I'm really not sure what the proper term is.) Spagmoss comes from New Zealand, and is more difficult. I've read that it's supposed to be sterilized, but you still get a few viable grass seeds, and I may have accidentally revived some when rooting Nepenthes cuttings last year. I'm not entirely sure, because it's possible moss spores hitch-hiked on the cuttings. It's been alive on the surface of those pots, but not really growing because of being exposed to 50% humidity. I recently set up container to grow it in so hopefully I'll have a good colony going soon.

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    I've been using the Pro Moss Hort from Premier Horticulture

    I got it from Premier Peat Moss - Soil-Less Medium | Greenhouse Megastore with nice trays, Kord square pots, perlite etc.
    So far plants seems pretty happy in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emc2 View Post
    I've been using the Pro Moss Hort from Premier Horticulture

    I got it from Premier Peat Moss - Soil-Less Medium | Greenhouse Megastore with nice trays, Kord square pots, perlite etc.
    So far plants seems pretty happy in it.
    How did the peat look like? Was it dark or brown to light brown? Fine or fiberous?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    How did the peat look like? Was it dark or brown to light brown? Fine or fiberous?
    I would say light brown and fine with a few strands of sphagnum left.
    I don't have any other peat to compare with, but here is a picture with a close up where you can see some dead sphagnum strands. Kitchen neon light make it appear whiter than it is.


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    That is very coa-rse. Thank you for posting the pics. I guess this is what their Pro-Moss TBK product is like. This almost looks like LFS fibers lightly coated with peat heh. I'll get the tiny remnant of the peat moss I had before and post it later today. Will also compare to the Hoffman peat-moss.
    Last edited by gill_za; 04-22-2016 at 11:10 PM. Reason: Damn the scripts that make me write Coa-rse with dashes...

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    Sunshine Peat Moss grower's grade White is very co****. If you've seen Chilean long fiber sphagnum moss broken up I'm told the texture is similar to that. Unfortunately it a professional product and not sold retail. And finding a distributor or wholesale nursery that carries it can be difficult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gill_za View Post
    That is very coa-rse. This almost looks like LFS fibers lightly coated with peat heh.
    Ok so maybe co**** then.
    I will see if I can do a better picture tomorrow with daylight and a ruler for scale, it will be more helpful.

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    Emc2, nah thats' fine. Your pics were great. Dont worry. It gives everyone an idea of what to expect from that peat. Thank you!

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