Some shots of the R. biolat vivarium from this fall. Over the past two years I’ve probably placed close to 20 different Bryophyte species in here, and for a while they disappeared. Slowly, they have started to grow back and spread.
Sometimes every little detail seems so important. The shape of the leaflet on this Plagiochila versus the leaflet on that Plagiochila. The dark color of one species versus the paleness of another. The more subtle the differences you are willing to look for, the more interesting things there are to see. If you are fascinated with bryophytes, you could just plop yourself down and slowly move your way through the rocks, trunks, branches, fallen branches, leaves of other plants, twigs […]
Personally, I can’t think of many things in the terrarium more attractive than a clump of bryophytes all growing together. The variety of shapes and tones they create seems to add a delicate and subtle depth to the plantings. One problem is that many times when you acquire a new moss or liverwort, it is only a small piece. Definitely not enough to create the vision you have in your mind. And certainly not enough to satiate the need, because […]