Oh nice, love your terrarium setups. What's going in the empty one?
I've recently started moving the bulk of my plants into more landscaped setups in an effort to reduce my weekly maintanance time. So partly due to practical reasons and mainly due to odd compulsions I have .
First up is this one that I'm planning on allowing Utricularia rostrata to run amok in. So far I have not had the Utric stick, I'm being very careful not to introduce another Utric or moss. Just added the 2nd flower stalk earlier this week.
Here is the one I am currently working on. I should have all the piece together this weekend and start adding plants next week.
Terrestrial utrics do not seem to latch on wood very well. If I may make a suggestion, use a moss such as Java moss (found at tropical fish stores) and place it on the wood. Put the utricularia on top of the moss. use fishing line to tie both the moss and utric on the wood. By doing this the moss will provide an anchor/substrate to grow off of.
hahaha. ahhhh..... okeydokey.
Awesome stuff there! How are all your other tanks doing?
I'd love to see a "tour" post with new shots of each of your setups!
All assorted moss, liverwort and assorted bryophyte donations may be sent to me directly at:
Deaf to False Metal!
Looks like a great start. Can't wait to see updates.
Indeed. Most indeededly. Phillip J. Frye
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As for mosses and other evil stuff, just send me some postage, I'm about to remove alot of these.
There is a piece of driftwood under there somewhere....
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HC and random stuff...note the barren area...someone wanted some...rrrriiiiiipppppp .
DSC_0497 by Simprs, on Flickr
About 50% emersed growth riccia and 25% some type of grassy thing. On a side note. I love emersed growth riccia, I was not aware it grew that way. I'll definately be using it in the future.
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There all done with the EVIL STUFF!!!
Anyway back on topic, here is another one setup for Utricularia sandsonii 'Blue'
Here is the volunteer all ready putting on weight, started with 1-2 leaves.
Progress of Utric fulva's future home, still playing around with the mud levels. Thinking I want a slope and have to allow the mud to dry some to harden up so it will retain the shape more over time when wet. Sounds weird but it seems to work.
Love the tanks - thanks for the peek at your operation!
What kinda mud mix are you using? A Peat & Kitty Litter blend I do my backgrounds with or something else? I've filled a few larger undrained clear solo cups with the P/KL and potted up my terrestrial Utric collection in it (U. fulva included) they do seem to like it.
And yes, I will buy your bryophyte pickings, send me a postage invoice to my PM box when ever you're ready!
Deaf to False Metal!
All the best,
You must do the thing you think you cannot do. --- Eleanor Roosevelt
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