Thanks for the help, everyone!
I have read through that jar thread, and think I want to try that. I'm shocked at putting four ghost shrimp in a single mason jar, but I'm willing to try it. Based on what I see aokashi have in that tank, I was considering making the ~quart tank using:
Leftover rock from a betta tank
Baby tears (Lindernia rotundifolia) (x1)
Stream bogmoss (Mayaca fluviatilis) (x1)
Ghost Shrimp (x4)
Nerite snail (for algae) (x2)
and a chunk of random mystery moss I pulled out a stream yesterday
I plan on putting it on a breakfast bar between the kitchen and the living room, so it gets pretty frequent, though not necessarily very strong, light.
Does that sound alright? How long do you guys think I should let it sit planted before adding the snails/shrimp?
And as a side note, is anyone good at identifying this moss? I can't seem to find it in the field guides I have for my area (Northern Arizona). What about terrariums? I just looked them up and they seem neat, but I'm terribly underqualified to throw one of those together without a pretty decent rubric to go by. :P
Moss for reference: