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Unmasking The Mysteries of Moss Ball Pets

Unmasking The Mysteries of Moss Ball Pets

BREAKING NEWS: Moss Ball Pets are NOT moss! This may be a little surprising (especially if this is your first Moss Ball Pets blog post) but Moss Ball Pets are actually not moss at all! It is easy to see how people could get algae and moss mixed up. They are both soft, usually green, and damp, right? While moss and algae have some characteristics in common, they differ because moss is a plant and, well, algae... scientists have just settled on calling it an organism that contains chlorophyll (you know, the stuff that makes plants look green). Think of...

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Marimo Matsuri Festival - A Celebration of Conservation

Marimo Matsuri Festival - A Celebration of Conservation

Moss Ball Pets are referred to as marimo in Japan. Japanese botanist,Tatsuhiko Kawakami (川 上龍彦 Kawakami Tatsuhiko), noticed these mari (balls) in Lake Akan, Japan in 1898. Since their discovery, the plants have been an object of fascination all over the world. This love for marimo became problematic when too many moss balls were being sold without allowing time for the algae to replenish itself (It can take hundreds of years for marimo to grow to 30 cm in diameter!). Soon marimo became a protected species in Japan and the Ainu tribe, which is aligned closely with the lore of...

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Moss Ball Pets: An Icon of Love

Moss Ball Pets: An Icon of Love

Lao Tzu, a Chinese philosopher, once said “Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” St. Valentine was martyred for his courageous acts of love, but there are still so many unanswered questions about this person who is the reason for one of our favorite holidays. Many years ago in ancient Rome, during the 3rd century A.D., it is believed that Emperor Claudius II executed two (or three) men (who were known as Valentine or Valentinus). The executions took place on February 14th but in different years.During this time, there was already a...

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Read 10 Amazing Reasons To Adopt A Moss Ball Pet!

Read 10 Amazing Reasons To Adopt A Moss Ball Pet!

Mysterious. *Magical. Marvelous. Mellow. These are some of the terms that people familiar with Moss Ball Pets might use to describe them. Not only are these sensational lovable little balls of algae great to look at, but they’re fun to take care of as well. Here are 10 amazing reasons to adopt a Moss Ball Pet: 1.) The Award For Best First ‘Pet’ Goes To… Almost every child has had some type of pet to help teach them about the importance of responsibility, patience, compassion, and other personality traits. It is way too hard for most children to pay and...

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Moss Ball Pets Benefit Senior Citizens

Moss Ball Pets Benefit Senior Citizens

Having plants around the home benefit all of us. Not only do they liven up our living area and purify our air, houseplants also can also reduce stress and anxiety. Greening up your home just became a little easier, thanks to Moss Ball Pets! These zany little marimo (click here to learn more about their history) are perfect for senior citizens looking to brighten their home or add to their plant collection. Moss Ball Pets are easier to take care of than traditional pets and houseplants. They don’t require a lot of sunlight or tons of care at all. The...

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