Java moss grown on a two inch hexgaon shaped tile. Length of each strand varies between 1/4 and 3/4 inchs, some are probably longer. This is not a clump of moss tied to a tile but dozens java moss plantlet's placed on a tile and held in place with nylon netting similar to Takashi Amano's methods for anchoring riccia and similar plants. Over a slow growing process of several months in relatively cool water, very low to no nutrients the plantlet's form the mass depicted in the provided picture. Because no hyper growth methods are used the moss should adapted quickly to any suitable environment and all the materials used in the process are completely aquarium safe. This is not a lot of java moss so if you are looking for quantity you might want to consider another source but if you are looking for an established plant with great growing potential that will look good from day one this might be a good match. This plant is guaranteed to arrive live and healthy or you will receive a full refund.
For aquarium use the tile is typically fully immersed, sitting quite well on the bottom. The tile can be pushed almost completely into any sand or gravel but it would be wise not to cover the top of the tile since this would eventually kill the moss strand tips that connect the moss to the base of the tile.
For terrarium use we recommend the tile sit in no less than an inch of water. If you are interested in growing the moss out of water it is best to start it submerged and then let it grow out. Java moss that is grown submerged (like this tile) and then suddenly brought to the surface tends to dry out because is membranes have not yet adapted to the new environment. The square shape of this tile makes it perfect for corner applications in both terrariums and aquariums.
Java Moss General Description: Java moss is the common name for Vesicularia dubyana, a hardy plant which makes few demands on the water or light and will grow on just about any surface. It is ideal for decorating stones and plant roots in your bowl. It can be anchored into position using fishing line or just left free floating. If its growth becomes too excessive as it usually will given enough time it can be broken up and spread to other bowls and aquariums. Its an excellent hiding place for smaller fish and shrimp.
Shipping and handling Costs: $2.50 any where in the continental United States
Java Moss fact Sheet
Scientific Name: Vesicularia dubyana
Substrate required: none
Light requirements Low to Medium
Temperature 10 - 30oC
Hardness tolerance soft - hard
pH tolerance: wide range from acid to alkaline
Easiness of Care: very easy to average
Placement: free floating or anchored to wood or rocks.
Growth characteristics: slow creeping growth
Propagation: cuttings, any cutting will grow into a new plant
Typical Uses: nutrient sponge, decoration, spawning substrate
Special shipping considerations: Java Moss is an extremely hardy plant and does quite well being shipping 1st class which is a set price of $2.50 (for both shipping and handling) and arrives in 2-5 days. Freezing temperatures can kill java moss so we ship from indoors and during times of cold weather it would be best to provide a shipping address with an inside receiving area. Shipping can be upgraded and takes place 24 hours after payment arrives to allow for any address changes or special instructions.
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