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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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What is a Marimo Exactly, Anyway?

What is a Marimo Exactly, Anyway?

Among the most peculiar and scientifically interesting oddities of the Icelandic nature are the lake balls, or marimo. These balls are made up of filamentous green algae (Aegagropila Linnaei). This growth form of the algae is known from only two lakes in the world today; Lake Myvatn in Iceland (where it is called kúluskítur), and Lake Akan in Japan (where it is known as Marimo). Similar growth forms also appear in the UK, Germany, and several other Northern Hemisphere countries. However, only in Lake Akan do marimo reach a perfectly round and formidable size and shape. Lake Akan is a...

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Set your foundation for Success in 2017

Set your foundation for Success in 2017

We all have ambitions for the future, we have things that we want to accomplish in our lives, and we do our best to ensure that these ambitions are realized. If you are like me you probably have many ambitions, some of these may be small achievable things, and others are complex and can take a lifetime to achieve. I propose that to have a clear vision of these goals, they need to be documented in a comprehensible and easily accessible way. To do this you need to make a list of goals, a blueprint for the future so that...

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