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Pillow Moss, Tillandsias, and Acorus...


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Posted by krobar on April 24, 2003 at 10:59:02:

In Reply to: Pillow Moss, Tillandsias, and Acorus... posted by jmorris on April 23, 2003 at 23:59:23:

Hi Jared,
As I understand it the sheet moss and the pillow moss are two different species. They certainly look and act different in the vivarium. The sheet moss lays more flat to the ground. Whereas the pillow moss forms humps or "pillows". The problem many people have with their moss is that they have temperate species in their tanks. Most temperate species need a time period each year that is cool so they can go dormite and rest. Without that rest, they will die out. The tropical species do not need this.
Instead of the Acorus look into Lilaeopsis brasiliensis. It's a tropical, native to the same area dart frogs come from. The Acorus is a native of temperate Japan and there for is less suited for the high temperatures and humidity of our vivariums. I have Lilaeopsis brasiliensis in the marsh and stream of my leuc vivarium and it has grown and expanded quite well and looks great. It also help with the filtering.


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