Mood Moss-Gallon Bag

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Mood Moss & Pillow Moss Care
 
Live mood moss grows in a very compact clump yet has very feathery plumes on top. It is a bit easier to care for in terrariums than pillow moss for several reasons. Mood moss stays a pretty green when dry where pillow moss gets a lighter green. This is why Mood Moss is great for open style terrariums.It can also take more water than pillow moss can.

The moss comes in many shapes and is easily broken into smaller pieces and sections. I have pieces that are from about 1" thick to if wanted even 4+ inches thick!

Most of what you will get is about 1"-2" thick.
 
Pillow moss hates to keep wet underneath and will die and brown if there is to much moisture underneath the clump or humidity in a closed lid environment.
 
When watering open style terrariums you should be sure that the soil does get soaked for the first time but no standing water can be seen after a few minutes. Then do this at least once a week like you would water a houseplant. The open style also likes to be misted so give it a few squirts as well.
 
Closed style terrariums do not need to be watered as often. You do need to be sure the soil is soaked the first time, again no standing water. Then about every 2 weeks or so you may need to mist again. The reason you do not want to do more is to much humidity and moisture can kill your pillow moss and some other types as well. Lichens in the terrarium also need less moisture. It is better to underwater than to over water. 
 
Taking the lid off at least 1 time a week helps for air circulation too.

MORE INFORMATION ON BROOM MOSS

Broom moss is usually robust and coarse, forming shiny tufts with woolly stems 2–8 cm high. The leaf midrib extends to the tip and usually has 4 ridges along its back. The leaves are 3.5–8 mm long, lance-shaped with a long, slender point, and strongly toothed along the upper third. Most leaves will be folded and curved to one side, but may be wavy. Capsules are 2.3–5 mm long, urn-shaped and curved. The capsules are held on mostly-erect stalks 18–35 mm long. The operculum (capsule lid) is usually longer than the capsule.[1]

Distribution

Broom moss can be found across North America (except Labrador, North Dakota, Texas and Nevada), Europe, Asia, as well as in Australia and New Zealand

Broom Moss
Broom moss in Lake Superior Provincial Park, Ontario
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Bryophyta
Class: Bryopsida
Subclass: Dicranidae
Order: Dicranales
Family: Dicranaceae
Genus: Dicranum
Species: D. scoparium
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