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    Resurrect Sphagnum Moss?

    Does anyone know if you can resurrect sphagnum moss? I put some dead sphagnum in a container on top of some peat moss and closed it and put it in the shade outside.

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    If there are viable spores they may germinate
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    In my experience it takes about 3 months when sealed in a high humidity environment. Even after that it's pretty slow to get going.

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    Fredg is correct. Unless there are any non-sterile spores, the dead sphagnum will not
    "magically resurrect".


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    Back in 2008, I wrote a blurb on growing sphagnum moss, from dried material. If you truly believe that the moss is sterilized as advertised, I have a 1937 bridge, painted in International Orange, available for a reasonable price. Many spores can even survive autoclaving for short periods of time . . .

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    This is strange, as the whole point of autoclaving sterilization is to properly kill of any dormant spores.


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    What the hell? Ghost in the Machine?
    Last edited by BigBella; 07-31-2016 at 07:34 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrNo7 View Post
    This is strange, as the whole point of autoclaving sterilization is to properly kill of any dormant spores.


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    It has to be performed at specific pressures for a significant amount of time. Consider that many seeds, for example, actually require fire for their stratification . . .
    “Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."

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