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Discussion in 'Shell Swap & Freebies?' started by vckums, Nov 6, 2007.

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  1. vckums

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    Is there something special about it? I was using a reptile moss from the pet store and gave a little to the to a friend to use. She said she had to throw it away because it grew mold so do you know off hand if this one does do that?
     
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    I was going to buy some moss today in Pet Value but I'm unsure how it works. How often does it have to be changed? Does it go moldy? How do I know when to change it?
     
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    I've never had moss go moldy. Was there anything in the moss, such as did the crabs drag some food in there?

    I have moss pits in mine. It's great for humidity. I always use salt water when I wet my moss. Salt water does help with mold on wood items. Maybe it does the same with the moss.

    I don't usually have to change out the moss. The crabs snack on it. Just make sure it's not spanish moss as that's unsafe for crabs.
     
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    Yeah I'm beginning to think her crabs may have just pulled food in and she didn't notice because I have never had that problem either.
     
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    Ok well maybe I'll go back to Pet Value tomorrow and pick up a package of it. They only had one left so heres hoping it's still there tomorrow!
     
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    Good luck, I do love how much humidity the moss creates in the tank when it's wet.
     
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    kayakaholic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Is beaked moss ok for the crabs?
     
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    I've never heard of beaked moss.
     
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    kayakaholic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Yeah they have it on clearance at my Petco so I was wondering if it would be worth the purchase.
     
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    Ok over on CSJ I did a search for beaked moss. Apparently its conifer and crabs can't have that. So it's on the unsafe list.
     
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    kayakaholic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    thanks for the info Vicki. What kind of moss do you recommend for my new moss pit?
     
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    People have said there's moss at Michaels they use. It's just a green moss. Hiawatha is another one. I use that.
     
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    kayakaholic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    do you know where I can find Hiawatha moss other than your store? I am setting up my moss pit this weekend.
     
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    Craft stores?? Plant nurseries?
     
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    kayakaholic Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Sorry to ask so many questions but i want to make sure I get the right stuff. What am i looking for when i go to a nusery or craft store??
     
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    Its better to ask and get it right then to use the wrong thing and hurt them.
     
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