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    Trimming a moss ball.

    I bought this moss ball from PetsMart and was wondering how to trim it. It is about the size of a softball now and I just need to cut it down to size. Do I just take it out and trim with scissors or is there something special I need to do?
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    Is it a java moss ball? Or a marimo ball?
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    petco moss ball.. sounds like a regular java moss ball.. I would break it open and spread it out on wood, if you keep it tight as a ball like that the center will die off.



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    I does look like the center is starting to die. So I will probably just put it on my driftwood. Do I need to do anything special or just "break" it apart and use fishing line to tie it to the wood?
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    break it apart. You can cut away the brown moss if you want and use fishing line/cotton thread to attach it to wood/stones



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    Quote Originally Posted by msouth468 View Post
    I bought this moss ball from PetsMart and was wondering how to trim it. It is about the size of a softball now and I just need to cut it down to size. Do I just take it out and trim with scissors or is there something special I need to do?
    If you want to divide it, gently separate it into two parts. You can do this with your fingers, just concentrate on the center of the ball and squeeze/pull-apart 'till you have two parts. You can take a pair of scissors and just sever the ball into two parts also. Then "just kind a form the parts into balls" and let nature take it course in gettin' 'em goin' again :-)

    I usually don't to this until they are pretty close to tennis ball size, but I guess you can do it before then ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSmith View Post
    If you want to divide it, gently separate it into two parts. You can do this with your fingers, just concentrate on the center of the ball and squeeze/pull-apart 'till you have two parts. You can take a pair of scissors and just sever the ball into two parts also. Then "just kind a form the parts into balls" and let nature take it course in gettin' 'em goin' again :-)

    I usually don't to this until they are pretty close to tennis ball size, but I guess you can do it before then ...

    Regards,
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    BUT, and that is a BIG BUTT, if it is a Java Moss Ball, this will NOT work! In the center is a Styrofoam ball with Java Moss just tied to it ... the above only will work with REAL Marimo Balls.

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    If it's from Petco it probably is java moss. I don't get how they do this? It doesn't even look like a Marimo ... though I suppose it is technically still a "moss" ball... hmmm it still makes me mad



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