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    Looks fantastic swords. Man!! How do u find all those minature ferns and plants? Its soo hard to get those things commonly around here. And on top of that after having some bad experiences, I have stopped buying conventional garden store plants to place with my collection.

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    Oh man, I've got to build me one of those crab and amp tanks. Nicely done my friend.
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    o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
    I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
    Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
    Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~

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    Probably 90% of my plants I get off eBay or online sellers cos the garden center / nursery plants here are usually way too huge, or will be before long. Plus who knows what they've been sprayed with along the way to your vivarium.

    I also buy terrarium plant "unrooted pruning grab bags" from people off the various online forums I frequent. Many forums have a classified section that can be quite fruitful to explore when looking to expand your plant list but being as they're hobbyists like us you have to hit them at the right time cos they don't usually have more than one or two "grab bags" of cuttings at any one time but you can wind up with all sorts of neat things (some named some just with a "?" on the baggie).

    I hate shipping fees like anyone else but if $5 - 10 in shipping charges is the difference between never having certain plants by next week or never having them then the choice has already been made for me! LOL

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    fair enough. I personally am such a fan of a lot of other plant genera. Especially I love mosses and ferns. I even sent an email to a major moss supplier in new zealand requesting some samples for purchase of the 8 different sphagnum speices they have identified in their harvest bogs and never got back a reply.

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    Look up live moss on eBay, there are several good suppliers, Angela's Treasures is my fave moss supplier. Her bags are well filled she carries a good variety of terrarium surviving mosses and I requested certain Liverworts and she went out and located it for me on her property - she rules! Look up "liverwort" on eBay, she's the only one selling it (cos of me).

    Most all my moss collection is from her. I have about a dozen types in culture in various clear 6 quart shoe boxes of "mud" that I grow moss on: peat/kitty litter & powdered gypsum (plaster of paris).

    I contacted a biological supplier here in the US about Liverworts and small ferns they advertised and they didn't answer me either.

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    I love the moss that's growing all over in this picture. Do you know what type of moss it is?


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    looks like "Thuidium tamariscinum" to me..

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    Thanks, Angela says it's Thuidium delicatulum or "Fern Moss".

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