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MOSS!!!

Postby MrFordEL » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:55 pm

hey guys just getting some litoria ewingi's (southern brown tree frogs) on the weekend from a breeder which is handing over a breeeding pair for me plus one.

i just looked up the habitat of these guys and its pretty striaght forward no heating no special lighting.

anyways im asking which type of real moss would be good for these little monsters of mine and where would i get it from as im asking to plant before i am releasing them into my tank????

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Postby anastasia courtney » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:59 am

sphagnum moss is pretty good, it can be used as part of your substrate as well. I have a layer of it on top of some coconut husk. You can get it from most plant nurseries, it comes in a plastic bag.
The other one I like (even though its not actually moss) is baby tears, forms a nice ground cover.

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:44 am

yeah i found some of that baby tears at bunnings in the plant section, i have a guy that come into work that owns a nursery so ill hit him up on something.

thanks mate

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:40 pm

oyu mean the brunnings bag or different stuff

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Postby anastasia courtney » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:48 pm

If you mean the sphagnum moss I got it from a nursery near me called 'Flower Power' I'm pretty sure that bunnings sells it as well :)

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:29 pm

which one is it???

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Postby anastasia courtney » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:01 am

They are both sphagnum moss, so it doesn't really matter which one you get

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Postby MrFordEL » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:03 pm

ok sweet thanks man for that

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Postby joe green » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:50 am

does anyone know where you can get live sphagnum moss from?

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Postby MrFordEL » Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:13 pm

That guy never got back to me about them frogs, oool picked up some taddies now and is there any mosses I have to start away from so they dont harm the frogs??

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Postby anastasia courtney » Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:33 pm

any of the mosses they sell in aquariums should be fine (i.e. java moss). Some mosses release something similar to pollen which would probably irritate the frogs skin. If the moss you get sprouts this sort of steam like things just trim them off.

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live sphagnum moss

Postby Christian » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:20 pm

Live sphagnum moss can be purchased from Triffid Park in Victoria.

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Postby Cypher » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:17 pm

joe green wrote:does anyone know where you can get live sphagnum moss from?


I asked my local nursery the same question too. The bagged sphagnum is treated & deliberately "killed" prior to sale. The nursery guy literally said to go bush (semi-tropical) & take them off the trees & rocks.

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Postby Sean » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:21 pm

We have a little of what I think is sphagnum moss growing around our water tank. Maybe it's time I start cultivating it. :D

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Postby annette » Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:24 pm

I have heard that some people can be allergic to sphagnum moss so best to wear gloves, you don't want to find out that you are one of them with a nasty reaction.

SBT frogs are gorgeous little frogs, so good luck! I have them breeding in my ponds. They are often on bromeliads and lomandra here, so if you can add these into their environment they'd be happy :) Rgds


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