Last year a bunch of us received pinches / plugs of epiphytic Utrics. I'll go out on a limb, here, and say that we all had moss intertwined with them. I didn't know what they all did, but I lived with it.
Recently, a friend asked me how to get rid of the moss. I really don't have a foolproof remedy. My only thought, outside of just picking it out s best I can, was to maybe take the moss and Utrics and put in water and hope they will separate some, enought to be able to remove the moss. But I just don't know.