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Moss

Post by bbcraft22 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:13 pm

What type of moss should I buy? Where and what brand?
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Re: Moss

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:06 pm

Beaked is popular, but spagnum & frog moss are good too.... just don't get crafting moss from arty type stores, because it's very likely goin to have had anti-bug or fungicide stuff sprayed on it.... bad for crabs.

But any moss from a pet store ought to do. (Frog moss is shorter and comes in clumps, whereas beaked and sphagnum are longer and look very nice.)

Zilla, Zoomed. ... Reptile and herptological catering companies sell safe moss. You can even order it online, it comes in boxes or bags.
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Re: Moss

Post by PinchersAndShells » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:06 am

A good way to obtain cheap sphagnum moss is from Home Depot. I was recommended this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-4 ... /202745057
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Re: Moss

Post by mool » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:17 am

PinchersAndShells wrote:A good way to obtain cheap sphagnum moss is from Home Depot. I was recommended this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-4 ... /202745057
This is what I get too. It's a little browner and stemmier than the pet store mosses, but it's 1/10 the cost; and it's organic.

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Re: Moss

Post by LadyJinglyJones » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:53 am

PinchersAndShells wrote:A good way to obtain cheap sphagnum moss is from Home Depot. I was recommended this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-4 ... /202745057
Good to know! :D
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Re: Moss

Post by littletechcrab » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:58 am

Wow nice info, did not know they carried Moss @ home Depot. Thanks for the heads up

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Post by MrTeacherDude » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:38 pm

Exo Terra Forest Plume Moss, 7 Quarts, 2-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001B5DKN2/re ... 4xb89HBJR3

This is what I ordered. $6 for a 2-pack. I've barely even scratched the surface of how long it will last me. Holds moisture extremely well! Crabs won't stay out of it!


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Re: Moss

Post by javi » Tue Sep 27, 2016 9:29 am

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-3 ... 745061-_-N
Will this work? I see sheet moss used for other reptiles, not sure if it is the same thing. Nice pretty green


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Re: Moss

Post by mool » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:19 am

As long as it's not artificially colored or has any other additives, it should be fine.


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Re: Moss

Post by Muddy » Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:07 am

PinchersAndShells wrote:A good way to obtain cheap sphagnum moss is from Home Depot. I was recommended this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-4 ... /202745057
Thanks for the info!


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Re: Moss

Post by Brian_T » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:01 pm

PinchersAndShells wrote:A good way to obtain cheap sphagnum moss is from Home Depot. I was recommended this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-4 ... /202745057
I was just there looking at that. They also had sheet moss which looks suspiciously like the frog moss I paid 3x as much for 1/4 the amount. Image

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Re: Moss

Post by PinchersAndShells » Fri Sep 30, 2016 7:00 pm

Brian_T wrote:
PinchersAndShells wrote:A good way to obtain cheap sphagnum moss is from Home Depot. I was recommended this: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Mosser-Lee-4 ... /202745057
I was just there looking at that. They also had sheet moss which looks suspiciously like the frog moss I paid 3x as much for 1/4 the amount. Image

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I wish more people knew about it! :oops: I just got a big bag of Hiawatha Green Moss for $8.00. That's okay because I'll have plenty to go around for awhile, and I plan on using it in the isopod's habitat when I finally get around to doing that.
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Re: Moss

Post by isadoraisacat » Sat Oct 01, 2016 12:05 pm

I use the exo terra moss it works well for humidity for me and my crabs seem to love it.

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