ID This Moss, Please.

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by Dave Spencer, 20 Dec 2007.

  1. Dave Spencer

    Dave Spencer Member

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    This is what I found growing out of my hairgrass. i think it`s Christmas moss, but I admittedly don`t know anything about mosses.

    Moss014ps.jpg

    Cheers, Dave.
     
  2. Doesn't look like xmas moss to me, but I don't know what it is
     
  3. james3200

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    Looks like willow moss to me
     
  4. Arana

    Arana Member

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    i'd say it was a Taxiphyllum of some sort but you would need to view it under a microscope to be sure which one as the differences can be microscopic.

    i have quite a few species of moss in my collection but i would need a sample to do a comparrison.

    Nice photo BTW :)
     
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  6. Dave Spencer

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    Thanks for the replies, chaps.

    Sam, that link you gave would suggest that it is Peacock moss. Cool!

    Moss010ps.jpg

    Dave.
     
  7. Dan Crawford

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    Dave, why do you insist on making me feel like i don't deserve to own a camera! LOL :D
     
  8. Arana

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    Peacock is one of my favourite Taxiphyllums, if it is Peacock you have been very lucky 8)
     
  9. Dave Spencer

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    You seem to know your mosses, Arana. is this type particularly rare or is it just another of the common ones? I`ll be interested to see how it grows.

    it seems to be showing new growth already, so there should be some available to people before long.

    Dave.

    EDIT: Cheers for the compliment, Dan. Wish I was getting a few tips from Neil Hepworth, though.
     
  10. daniel19831123

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    peacock moss is not that rare. It's just lucky that you got some stuck in other plant delivered to you. Personally I think it's one of the most beautiful and versatile moss. Colour ranges from pale green to dark green and it has a fixed triangular form that just keeps getting bigger and bigger and it gives the whole tank a very soft kinda touch to it. Althought christmas moss are the same shape when it's grown attached to a moss wall, it always seemed to make the tank look rough. I used to have loads of peacock moss when I was bredding cheerry but ended up giving them all away from the price of a peanut when I moved out of my house :(
     
  11. Arana

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    I'm no expert that's for sure! but i do love them. i have about fifteen different mosses at the mo but whenever i have tried to purchase this one it never seems to survive the post. :(
     

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