|Marimo Moss Ball Terrarium Kit from EclecticZenMarimo.com|
|Drawing by Arni Einarsson,|
Myvatn Research Station, from Wikipedia
How to Build a Marimo Terrarium
|The EclecticZenMarimo kit contained gemstones, shells, a piece of seaweed, and two marimo balls|
Marimo Terrarium SuppliesThe basic marimo kit from EclecticZenMarimo included gemstones, shells, sand, a spherical bowl with feet, a piece of seaweed, and marimo balls! The kit also includes instructions for how to build and maintain your marimo moss ball terrarium, as well as a stick and a small funnel. This tiny funnel came in very handy, as you'll see in a minute.
|Small funnel, ready for the sand.|
|The seaweed can bend for positioning|
into the narrow opening of the bowl.
1. Add the sand, rocks and seaweed to the bowlAfter rinsing out the bowl, use the funnel to pour in some sand and stones. I used a piece of paper to funnel the sand into the small plastic funnel provided in the EclecticZenMarimo kit.
What if the seaweed is too big to fit?
The seaweed is flexible and can be slightly squeezed to position through the hole and into the sand in the bottom of the bowl.
What if the sand sticks to the sides of the bowl?
Don't worry if some sand sticks to the side of the bowl. Once you pour in the water all the sand will be washed into the bottom of the bowl.
|Simply pour water into the bowl|
using the funnel.
2. Slowly pour water into the bowlPour cool tap water into the bowl very slowly. Some of your sand and stones may get disrupted - simply use a stick or straw to reposition the items in the bottom of the bowl.
What about floating sand?
I noticed some sand floating at the top of the water after I added it to the bowl. This sand will settle naturally over time, but if you want it looking tidy in a jiffy - I had luck gently tapping the floating sand with the stick. The sand drifted down to the bottom of the bowl.
3. Add the marimo balls to the bowlNothing fancy here- just pop your marimo moss balls into the water. Marimo will need fresh water once a week.
I will post again soon with more news about how my marimo balls are adapting to office life!
|Marimo happy in their new home.|