Our research and ideas.
Over here we will tell you a bit more about our on going research and ideas we have for our development, and how to reduce our carbon footprint with the help of the mighty moss.
If you are interested to help up in any way or participate in research leave us a message on chat box or see our contact page.
Dried moss, air sealed box, co2 meter, humidity meter, temp. meter, scale, co2 emissions ( cigarette for.example ), sunlight, water, timer, lux meter, notebook and patience.
Open your air sealed box, place your meter(s) inside.
Pick up a dried piece of moss. 10cm x 10cm, 5 x 5, 50 x 50, something that would make the calculations easier for you, us after. Weight the moss when it's dried. Note everything.
Add water to the moss, you can do it either in sink or tub or bowl. Weight the moss again and measure how much water it absorbed. Aim for 2x, 3x, 4x etc, it would make the calculations easier.
Place your moss in air sealed box.
Place your box in sunlight. It doesn't has to be direct. But the outside lux levels are much higher rather than artificial light, also mosses are living outdoors so natural sunlight would be more precise for the outcome. Additionally if you have a lux meter you can measure the levels of light from the place you found your moss, and then try to be as close as possible to the levels from its natural habitat.
Add co2 to your box, container, tub... You can check online for sources of co2, it's easier than you might think.
Close the lid and observe the co2 meter, start your measurements with timer when the levels of co2 are stop growing and start to decrease. Measure your time as 0:00, measure level of co2, humidity, temperature, lux level.
Set your time intervals for measurements, for example, write them down every minute ( you can just take a photo every minute ).
Then wait, repeat your measurements, and dependently from your co2 meter, finish your experiment when co2 levels will stabilise on your average co2 levels in atmosphere ( around 415 - 419 ppm )or when they stabilise at lower levels ( below 400 ppm ), when your meter can measure up to 0 ppm ( most common works from range of 400 to 9999 ppms ).
This is a vague description of one of our researches. Try to find out on your own what details you should add 😉, that we haven't included, to make the experiments more accurate. Remember to ask for permission if you are collecting moss. You can repeat the experiments with different levels of light, temp., levels of water absorbed by moss etc.
For more details leave us a message.
Share your findings with us, tag us on Instagram @mossclerks or @themightmoss or send us message and we will share it over here when we will receive at least two experiments. We will create a special page for sharing our research data about mosses.
Stay tuned for more.
On sunday we will add a short video from this experiment.
Claire P & Marcin R
Aka Moss Clerks
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