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Should You have a Moss Ball Terrarium in Your Office?

Should You have a Moss Ball Terrarium in Your Office?

Name the one place where the majority of our time is spend on a normal day. Your office. Most American employees work 34.4 hours in a week – and if you are a corporate slave, even more than the standard! All work and no play can make Jack a dull boy but what can be done especially when it comes to creating a homely environment at your workplace? Creating a Green Space for a Healthier and Happier You Adding greenery to your office space offers a lot of benefits, both physical and psychological. This is something you ought to do...

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Top 3 Reasons why You Should buy a Marimo Moss Ball

Top 3 Reasons why You Should buy a Marimo Moss Ball

Almost every kid has had a pet fish growing up. No other pet option however could match the benefits of this wonderful creature! In fact, parents still buy goldfish for their kids as a first pet, to teach them about responsibility and how-to take care of a living being. Looking back into time, you must be thinking “Why a fish?” Sure these creatures may be small and don’t require much in the name of attention but a fish demands incredible care! Plus, fragile goldfish die easily – just ask your parents how many times they had to replace the fish...

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The Traveling Moss Ball Pets

The Traveling Moss Ball Pets

Whenever we travel we always take Moss Ball Pets with us on our adventures.  Why? Well because they're good luck of course! Before Moss Ball Pets™ started we would take our Marimo Moss Balls with us on long journeys and new adventures.  This soon became tradition and the Moss Ball Pets were now officially our travel partners and our source of good luck.  As we travel, we love to take pictures of our beloved pets in the different destinations that we visit. Often we have people inquire about these mysterious green balls that we carry around in a mason jar and...

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The legend of your Moss Ball Pet

The legend of your Moss Ball Pet

Legend has it that long ago the daughter of a chief from a tribe living near Lake Akan in Japan fell in love with a commoner.  When her parents opposed the union, the couple ran away but tragically fell into the lake and sunk to the bottom.  According to the myth, it was here that they turned into Marimo moss balls and why this plant is now known as a token of love, affection and good luck. The Meaning of "Marimo": Cladophora aegagropila are more commonly known as Marimo moss balls.  The name "Marimo" was bestowed by a Japanese botanist...

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Marimo Moss Ball Pet Basics

Marimo Moss Ball Pet Basics

Their fun shape, movement, and minimal care requirements make marimo moss balls an attractive addition to plant bowls and freshwater aquariums. Not actually a moss, marimo balls (Aegagropila linnaei, also known as Cladophora balls and lake balls) are rare spherical-shaped, noninvasive algae with a velvet-like appearance. The species are native to Lake Akan in Japan, where they are designated as a national treasure and believed to bring good luck. Also found in parts of Europe and Iceland, they are considered endangered and are protected in both Japan and Iceland. Click Here to View our Unique Custom Terrariums! Domesticated marimo balls are very...

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