How to float Riccia?

Gerryd

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Hi all,

I meant so it won't disentegrate and float away :) I KNOW it wants to float away on it's own..

I have some portions that I want to float on the surface and get a nice mat which I can then use as I need.

Any quick ez ideas that can be found around the house or the nearest store?

Appreciate any help. I can grow it, just not corral it lol
 

Philosophos

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Hair nets are an old favorite for meshing things down; why not containment?

Congrats on the promotion BTW.
 

ngrubich

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I don't mean to respond to a really old topic, but I was doing some Riccia research on the site and thought my comment may be of use to someone like myself:

I use Bird Block. You can find it at Home Depot or Lowes for like $8 a roll. It has wider openings in the mesh/netting so it can still hold the Riccia together, while allowing it to spread over and through the gaps. I just use fishing line to tie everything off underneath.
 

cameron

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A piece of foam works too. It floats and sections off where the riccia floats. The riccia then mats on its own (assuming you want a floating mat like the long ago OP). Alternatively, you could get a piece of styrofoam and cut a hole the size and shape of your desired mat. Drop it in, fill it with riccia, and let it go.