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Old 09-23-2010, 12:27 AM   #1
 
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Marimo Split

My Marimo moss ball is starting to get crevices in it a split. It is still dark green and looks healthy. Is this normal? Is it just expanding?
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Old 09-25-2010, 12:18 AM   #2
 
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propagation is wonderous...a rather slow process of reproduction....just keep it clean of debree and give it time...keep us posted..ADIOS..
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:31 AM   #3
 
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Do keep us updated. Marimo balls are a growing form of cladaphora algae.

I've heard they they don't propogate, they just get larger and larger. They can propogate from a tiny piece that breaks off like any other moss, but they normally don't 'split' of their own accord.

Some dealers will buy cladaphora algae and just roll it up into a ball and sell it as a marimo... They will eventually fall apart, but cover things like rocks and driftwood with the algae. (It grows like a moss)... Still attractive.
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Old 09-26-2010, 06:52 PM   #4
 
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Interesting, thanks for the info. I will post back with any developments...
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