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    Hey, ive seen this moss before. I had a look at the picture(I didnt see the picture before). This moss grows with my D.Admmirrabbillis(not sure how you spell it) Its tottally harmless. Shame you got rid of it, because it looks nice when it grows together with CPs. My pot with D.admirrabillis in is covered completely with this moss. The surface of the soil is completely green with the moss except for 2 D.admmirrabillisses in the middle.::
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    I didn't get rid of it.

    I guess I'll keep it around and see what happens. It might be easier to ID when it's bigger. Shame it isn't sphagnum if that's the case, but maybe my LFS will someday come back to life.

    Thanks for the help everyone.

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    It looks like some type of "carpet" moss to me. It won't bother large plants like mature VFTs, but it can crowd out out small seedlings and sundews.
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    looks like whats growing in most of my pots. no big deal to large plants but it can over grow some pygmy Drosera. i "weed-eat" my pygmy pots every so often around the plants with a pair of tweezers. it looks nice covering the soil where the drosera arent growing. i dont have that many pygmy pots at the moment so its not really a hassle so i dont try to actually control its growth. it also likes to grow in some of my Utric pots, it doesnt seem to bother my livida but i would watch it with more delicate/slower growing species.

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    There are many similar species of mosses and you would need a expert to identify it. I know all of you refer to one certain type of moss as 'sphagnum' but there are many species of sphagnum, most similar to that one, others surprisingly distinct from the ones we are used to.
    that makes no logic

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    Arrow

    For all of you Moss-O-Files, check this book out. More than you ever wanted to know and thats just the Great Lakes Area. This is a great book for explaining the stages of life and definition of wetland bogs, fens, etc. Plus the moss, oh the moss...

    A Focus on Peatlands and Peat Mosses (Great Lakes Environment)
    by Howard Alvin Crum, Sandra Planisek

    Check it out.

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    NONONONO! GET RID OF THIS AT ONCE! This form of moss chokes out other plants!! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Oh, thats strange, because ITS BEEN GROWING WITH MY VFT FOR NEARLY A YEAR, ITS HARMLESS!!![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/mad.gif[/img]
    And its been growing with my sundew for a few month(the entire pot is covered) Its harmless!!!!![img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img]
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