Java moss carpet grown on 2 inch square tiles
Only 1 available
Shipping: US-Mainland: $4.85 (more destinations)
Condition: Brand new
For sale is a literal java moss carpet grown on four, two inch square tiles. Arrange them in any pattern you need or use them each separately. Length of each strand varies between 1/4 and 3/4 inches, some are longer . This is not a clump of moss tied to each 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.
If you are looking for an established plant with great growing potential that will look good from day one this will be a good choice.
These plants are guaranteed to arrive alive 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 tiles 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 these tiles) and then suddenly brought to the surface tend to dry out because the plant membranes have not yet adapted to the new environment. The square shape of these tiles makes them 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.
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, general hiding area
Special shipping considerations: Java Moss is an extremely hardy plant and does quite well being shipped Priority Mail which is a set price of $4.85 ( for both shipping and handling) and arrives in 2-3 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.
Payment options: I except Paypal, checks and money orders.