Thursday, January 7, 2016

Marimo Moss Ball - My Furry Pet

Through the Filtered Morning Sun 

In Japanese, Mari means bouncy ball and Mo is a term for plants that grow in water. So, Marimo means bouncy water plant. It doesn't actually bounce. The green algae ball is found in lakes in the northern hemisphere and now quite readily available from our local aquariums. This is a gift from Sis.

The quiet plant provides the Zen, or calm as it breathes silently, producing tiny dreamlike bubbles. Left on my work desk, it was often just me and it. So it immediately felt affectionate, as i wanted to protect its seemingly vulnerability. I especially love looking at it in the morning sun, where it is safe to bath in. And its soft, velvety appearance becomes obvious and exotic under the orange light.

Tap water is left to stand overnight before use for the weekly water change. During which, i would squeeze the moss ball dry to facilitate cleaning and also to make it float and bubbles excessively! In my boredom, i would swivel a mini tornado in the bottle and watch it spins!

After a Water Change and Squeeze - It Bubbles and Floats Up!

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