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    great thx i'll try wat that other guy said 2 post in the othere forum maby some 1 ther could help me out

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    I'm sure someone would be willing to return some live strands in a self-addressed, stamped envelope (SASE.) Josh there is right though, you should be able to find the dead stuff at a nursery or hardware store and if you're patient you can start live sphagnum from the dried stuff alone, just keep it moist and lit.
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    Sphagnum moss is a great medium for sarracenia and some sundews, but VFT's will eventually be totally covered with it as it grows continuously. There will be a ton of trimming to go along with the growing. Be prepared.
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    oh really so am i better off without them or i really am better off with them but it jus more work cuz of the trimin?

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    There is only one thing you can do. Put one in straight peat moss, and put the other in live spagnum. See which is an easier keep. Just so you know, I grow mine in straight peat.
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    no i mean more like would the moss benefit my VFT? or not cuz if they dont they i wont bother

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    Hi Alphy420, Welcome to the forums. You can get more info and answers on growing mediums in www.sarracenia.com/faq go to the chapter on growing carnivorous plants and read the articles on peat and sphagnum. Sphagnum is a species a moss. Basically, Peat moss is the decomposed version of long-fibered sphagnum moss which is the dead for of live sphgnum moss. I hope that helps. You don't need to live sphagnum to grow perfect cps but if you want to get lfs then www.mosserlee.com has it. I've seen lowes carry this brand of LFS, that's the only place i've seen them sell it locally. They used to sell this chilean form that was really good(like the New Zealand form) But i have'nt seen that anywhere anymore, not even online. Anyone know a source of the Chilean type, Pft used to sell it themselves.

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    Yes antibacterial and anti Fungal i beleive... i have tons of the stuff! Check it out! (this is an old photo its alot neater and better handled now)


    and hears some sarr's with it!



    I will send some to you free PM me and we can discus some stuff allright?

    Cooks sells the Newzeland Sphagnum moss if thats what you are talking about i bought like 5 cards of it.

    Cheers

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