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sphagnum moss, whaaattttt???


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Posted by crimsonking on May 08, 2003 at 22:14:34:

In Reply to: sphagnum moss, whaaattttt??? posted by cornball on May 08, 2003 at 16:01:02:

:Hello All,

:I am in my first season of breeding corns and it has gone well so far, other than males not wanting to breed and a female that is now a male and he seems to be the only male that wants to breed, well anyways here is my question.

:My female snow has gone into her pre-lay shed so I was getting lay boxes and incubator set up, I put in the sphagnum moss into the incubator boxes. I went to check everything the temps are all good but the moss has grown this white clearish stringy stuff (I think it might be mold), is this normal? Can I still put the eggs in it or should I put fresh moss in and start over?

:I always thought that sphagnum moss had an acid that prevents mold and bacteria.

:any advice you could lend would be great.

:This is just another of many things that have just not gone my way, no wonder all of you say if it can go wrong it will.

:thanks

:-Ryan
: I think you may have your moss too wet. I wring out all the moisture I can by hand after wetting it and before use. It's still damp. Not wet. I would start over with fresh. A friend of mine cooks his first in a low temp oven. Don't know if that's necessary.
:Mark





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