Moss dangly bits ?

Discussion in 'Plant Help' started by TBRO, 25 Oct 2009.

  1. TBRO

    TBRO Member

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    Just noticed some odd club like projections from some of my Christmas Moss. Looks like the breeding apparatus of terrestrial mosses (long time since I did GCSE biology!, can't remember the technical word). The moss has never grown emersed. Has anyone else seen this in their tank?

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  2. Stu Worrall

    Stu Worrall Forum Moderator Staff Member

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    yup, seen it in mine. looks a lot like the moss that grows on my bonsais when it does it
     
  3. aquaticmaniac

    aquaticmaniac Member

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    I haven't ever seen sporophytes on my aquatic mosses, although I've never kept christmas moss. Who knew :D
     
  4. TBRO

    TBRO Member

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    I knew somone would know the right word! Scary how much you forget from school :lol:
     
  5. samc

    samc Member

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    i have seen one on mine before :D yours is obviously happy.

    looks quite natural too
     

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