Marimo World #7: Reshaping the marimos

28 June 2016

It is normal for marimos to lose their spherical shape.
In their natural habitat, the water current of the river
keeps their shape as firm as a ball.
But at home, we have to nurture them
and keep their spherical shape
by gently rolling each marimo between two palms.
Do so regularly, especially during their weekly bathing time.

Sometimes, when my marimos seem splitting,
I use thread to reshape them.
I normally leave them like this for a couple of months
before I remove the thread.

It works all the time.

Happy trying!!!

Tutorial: Water plants in jars with mosquito net

How to cover your 'water plant in jar' decoration?
In some countries where dengue mosquitoes are well-known to you (including Malaysia),
you must cover the mouth of your 'water plant in jar'.
Dengue mosquitoes love to lay their eggs in clean and still water.

You can use a piece of net cloth/PU, rubber band and ribbon (optional).
I got the net from my old bath scrub.

You can also use anything similar, including the net cloth from a door-gift (usually contains sweets and candies) you often receive at any wedding ceremonies. This is a very common door-gift in Malaysia, but I am not sure whether it is or not in the UK.

**This picture was taken from:

Bye now!!!

Lemon in Honey

This is so delicious and easy to make!

Keep in your fridge for one day before you can it deliciously.
Simply eat every slice of the tastes marvelous!


Marimo World #6: Floating marimo

Naturally, there are three types of marimos:

Type 1: they sink and stay still at the bottom
Type 2: they always float following the water current
Type 3: they are attached to something like rocks or drift woods.

But generally, the ones we have at home are the first type
which always sink and stay still at the bottom.
Unless, you bought the second or third type of marimos
which are also available in store and online.

**I do have Type 3 marimos which I made them myself
using Type 1 marimos, attaching to a driftwood.
I will show you the tutorial next time here.

For now,  I am only focusing on the Type 1 marimos.

Why does a marimo float?

It is normal for a marimo to float, sometimes.
In my case, it happens especially after I squeeze it to do
its regular cleaning and bathing, once a week.
The air makes it to float,
as the water has been squeezed out of the marimo.
It takes about 2 - 3 days to sink back at the bottom.
But normally, on second day, it will be dancing and rolling
in the water depending on the water current.
It will sink back and stay still at the bottom of the tank
on the third day.
However, this only happens to my large and extra large marimos.
My small marimos always sink at the bottom
even after their cleaning and bathing time.

People say, the marimos also float because
of their photosynthesis routine.
They want to get more light, so they do float closer to
the water surface out of the blue.
But my marimos have never done so.
So far, they only float after they have been squeezed.
That's all.

Bye now!

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