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Looking for Wabi-Kusa ideas

Discussion in 'General Aquascaping and Planted Tank Discussions' started by keithgh, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Evelyn, Think i found one:D The name of this is Peltigera hymenina Its a lichen not a liverwort :LOL: Two pics your one and the pic i found (y) Hope i am right :giggle: Now its hunt the next one:whistle: 03.JPG 01.jpg
     

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  2. moss_maniac

    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    A lichen???!!!!!! Wow!!!!
    Unbelievable, but have to be! You are right!!! :D Thank you very much Roy!

    Isn' it a wonderful thing, I hope so much, I can cultivate it forever. It is said, it grows on earth between moss, stone or tree stumps -
    so I will have to change that a bit.
    Wikipedia: "Many Peltigera species are cyanolichens (having a cyanobacteria symbiont), but some Peltigera spp. have only an algae symbiont, and others have both."
    Aha? Hmmm.:unsure:

    I urgently have to snap something ...;)

    :love: https://www.google.de/search?q=lich...nK4Pbswbu-IDgCw&ved=0CEYQsAQ&biw=1317&bih=607 :love:
     
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  3. greenfinger 2

    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Evelyn,:cool::cool::cool::D
     
  4. keithgh

    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    I do not know if this is true or an old Gardner's belief.

    "If you have Lichens or Mosses growing in your garden you have good clean air and Garden"

    Keith:):)
     
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    greenfinger 2 Active Aquascaper

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    Hi Kieth, Sounds good:) But don't think its true as the air in London Is not good:( In fact its rubbish:(:( But moss & lichens still grow:D
     
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    keithgh Moderator Staff Member

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    Roy

    Next you are going to tell me about there are no little Irish green people with pointy hats in my garden as well.

    One thing I have noticed it grew on our very old hardwood fence but with a new treated pine nothing.

    Keith :):)
     
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    Hi Keith,:) The little people are there but getting harder to spot them :LOL: Old wood is always best(y) It takes years for Moss & lichens to settle in and get going :whistle:
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Hi Keith and Roy,
    on my former garden shelter was the roofing paper fixed with spruce laths. When they rot(ed?), they all had been completely covered with gorgeous grown lichen - I kept them in a garden corner, until the wood had been completely destroyed and fell into pieces (compost) - because I simply could not throw it away earlier... some ended in my Mossgarden I but it never adhered on the new branches, where I fixed it a bit. It seems to grow very good on wet wood but after its own will.
     
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    Hi Evelyn ,Keith, Same thing on our shed roof which is in the shade :cool: Has some really nice moss and lichens grow there quiet happy:) So i moved some to where i could see them better so attached to a bit of old tree trunk and kept it in the shade the moss did well but the lichens did not like it at all :cry: ???? Still the tree trunk looks nice with just the moss :D Will have to do some more reading on lichens as i love the look of them and would like to grow more well it looks fab in the right place gives that old natural look :rolleyes::rolleyes::love:
     
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    moss_maniac Aspiring Aquascaper

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    Very good Roy!!!!! Please read and let us know, too - (y)
    ;)because cumulative I neglect my duties for work and at home ... :D Blame me!
     
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    Hi Evelyn, Superb link (y) Truly exquisite :love:
     
  13. keithgh

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    Evelyn

    A fantastic link with plenty of ideas there.

    Roy's poor old brain must be in a spin by now.

    Keith:):)
     
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    :D:D:DKeith - my brain is the same too, since I saw this...

    Thank you Roy and Keith - actually I had no time yet to work through it really...
    will be something for the christmas holiday... ;)
    I'm afraid afterwards.... :whistle: Oh my god!
    We don't talk about it!:cool:
     
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