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Old 03-20-2007, 04:34 PM   #1
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Flame Moss???? Where to get it???

I've looked and looked for this stuff. The pet stores dont stock it, the only place I can find it is eBay and its 15 dollars for a 2/2 inch square of the stuff plus shipping and handling. Anyone know of a better price or supplier in the US? I would do it for cheaper if anyone on the forums can offer me a better price or if you have some where did you buy it from. I've never bought anything online so I'm wondering if plants can survive that long in a dark box.
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Old 03-20-2007, 05:26 PM   #2
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Unfortunately as one of the newer plants, it's not going to be easy to get ahold of or inexpensive. Most people that are buying it right now are getting it by ordering internationally, which means they're either paying an arm and a leg or doing so illegally as the necessary permits etc are very expensive.

On a good note, mosses tend to survive shipping better than most plants and can easily last a week in an envelope as long as it isn't exposed to extreme temperatures.
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Old 03-20-2007, 10:00 PM   #3
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Try Aquabid.com. I have bought previous moss from a dealer named AquaticMagic. He has reasonable prices and quick shipping.
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Try Aquabid.com. I have bought previous moss from a dealer named AquaticMagic. He has reasonable prices and quick shipping.
But, since he is outside the US, your shipment (which is sure to lack the legally required phytosanitary certificate) will be subject to seizure and destruction should customs look at it, and you will be out whatever you paid.
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Old 03-21-2007, 03:29 AM   #5
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Moss has traveled well over 12 days without issue.
It's nice moss, I namely keep Xmas "weed" moss and a few others.

Erect moss and Fissidens are nice also.
Keep them cool and lots of CO2,moderately to low light and they do well.

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But, since he is outside the US, your shipment (which is sure to lack the legally required phytosanitary certificate) will be subject to seizure and destruction should customs look at it, and you will be out whatever you paid.


True but your paying so little, maybe a total price of $10 bucks, the risk is worth the gorgeous moss this dealer sells. I have had no problems with customs.
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Vendors like AquaSpotWorld.com, who ship from Singapore, are familiar with US Customs laws and will provide the appropriate paperwork. They will also let you know right on their website if a plant you are considering cannot be sent to the US. I tend to believe that one or two people (out of ten's-of-thousands) had a problem that has gone from story, to legend, to tall tale.
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True but your paying so little, maybe a total price of $10 bucks, the risk is worth the gorgeous moss this dealer sells. I have had no problems with customs.
Yes, but once you are caught, you get flagged, and all your subsequent pacakeges will be searched.

...and it is really not advised to publically counsel anyone to knowingly attempt to skirt federal customs law.
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Vendors like AquaSpotWorld.com, who ship from Singapore, are familiar with US Customs laws and will provide the appropriate paperwork. They will also let you know right on their website if a plant you are considering cannot be sent to the US. I tend to believe that one or two people (out of ten's-of-thousands) had a problem that has gone from story, to legend, to tall tale.
Yes, they employ transhippers, which means that they ship a large order (with a cert...which costs about $100) to a US transhipper, who then seperates the shipment into individual orders and reships to them...thereby following the law and splitting the permit costs amongst so many people that the additional cost on any individual order is pretty much negligible.
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Sorry! I would hate for anyone to do hard time in Pelican Bay.
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Sorry! I would hate for anyone to do hard time in Pelican Bay.
Federal, so Mendota or Terminal Island, etc.
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