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How did we plant a 3D printed terrarium with moss?

A video recap showcasing the making of "The Oracle 2.0”, a living parametric moss wall with fog by TerraLiving, without the use of any adhesive.

A year of material research & observation, three weeks of planning, and eight hours of moss transplantation from mono-species live moss in our lab, condensed into a 1-minute video for your viewing pleasure =)

This is how 3D printing technology plays a significant part in our botanical art. For living art like these, controlling the main structures' parameters during printing allows moss “roots” growth and stable colonization throughout the area.

We are considering releasing these as planting kits soon.

**Important note: This is a behind-the-scenes reference for our live moss experiment. It is NOT applicable for any of our official ZERO Series releases. It would be best not to pump fog into any of your ZERO Moss collection or risk damaging all the preservatives and deteriorating moss's longevity.

This “Oracle 2.0 - Live Moss Experiment” is under observation since September 2021, under the conditions below :-

i. Three times of mist spraying & fog.

ii. It was displayed in our office under the TerraLight 2.0 with ambient temperature fluctuating from 24°C to 32°C .

iii. Condensation and water droplets on the inner glass door's surface is a common phenomenon and is present pretty much all the time.

iv. As this "Oracle 2.0" is made up of live moss, it is also expected that some of them don't colonize well and turn brown.

v. They age well, forming a surreal view up-close with random shades of greenish and brownish patches. This is a form of beautiful living sculpture for those who accept that life is an ongoing process and appreciate it.

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Wow, it's just incredible to watch this work, it's some kind of magic and not to say that it's an easy job, but it looks so simple that you think that everyone could do it and it's not. Your articles and now your videos inspire me even more, and watching the obs alternatives for live streaming to my experience, even if it's not practical, but it adds at least some, so I really hope that in the future I will be able to make my own terrarium and send you the work done so that you can rate it on a five-point scale.

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