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    My problem with sphagnum is sporotrichosis. The possiblity of getting sporotrichosis into my body from a cut or even by inhalation scares me thoroughly. (With my orchids, I've tried substituting rockwool for sphagnum. It more-or-less works - but you can get lung problems from inhaling rockwool fibers, too. So I'm really not happy with either one.)

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    I'm not afraid of sporethrichinosis! I am gonna enjoy growing CP in what they should be in and not worry about that. I do suggest that you SHOULD take precaustions as with any somewhat "dangerous" material.

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    Sporethrichinosis? you mean sporotrichosisis;)

    It is very rare to get this disease and is not hard to prevent by wearing gloves. Also sphagnum can be steralized so that it does not grow. This solves any problem with it overrunning plants like genlisea.

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    I grow my Gubler's nep in pure LFS, and its doign exceptionally great. I have a U. calcyfida Pyro sent me, and that is in pure LFS, and it is doing hideously well as well (by hideous i mean i'm getting motion sickness from how fast its going.... wutever, dont correct me... hehe...)

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    N=R* fs fp ne fl fi fc L Pyro's Avatar
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    Just so every one knows, you can get sporotrichosis from peat as well (and just about any potting soil.) So always wear your gloves [img]http://www.**********.com/iBhtml/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]

    Now I just have to follow my own advice

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