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post #1 of 4 Old 09-23-2010, 01:27 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 4 Old 09-25-2010, 01:18 AM
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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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post #3 of 4 Old 09-25-2010, 11:31 AM
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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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post #4 of 4 Old 09-26-2010, 07:52 PM Thread Starter
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Interesting, thanks for the info. I will post back with any developments...

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