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Old 16-02-2013, 10:17 AM
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planted viv with gold dust day gecko , hydro balls membrane and organic sial and bark mix, need critters to clean poop for free from the garden , what can i use thats free in the back yard , thanks in advance
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personally i wouldnt use anything from the back yard as you dont know what it has and probably wont do too well in the tropical enviroment your scaley friend needs
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:22 AM
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personally i wouldnt use anything from the back yard as you dont know what it has and probably wont do too well in the tropical enviroment your scaley friend needs
great more expense lol cheers
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Old 16-02-2013, 10:49 AM
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Actually as long as you're not taking them from an area where pesticides are used you can take native woodlice and springtails and use them in a tropical environment and they thrive. I and loads of others in the amphibian and planted habitat sections have and they're perfectly safe. I'd culture the woods in a tub first so you've got a decent population but it can take a while. If you want to add variety then by all means buy some dwarf tropical woods and tropical springs. I have giant orange woods in my tanks if you want something a bit more obscure .
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personally i wouldnt use anything from the back yard as you dont know what it has and probably wont do too well in the tropical enviroment your scaley friend needs
just a thought but woodlice do come out in the summer here do they not so they would wouldnt they ?
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Actually as long as you're not taking them from an area where pesticides are used you can take native woodlice and springtails and use them in a tropical environment and they thrive. I and loads of others in the amphibian and planted habitat sections have and they're perfectly safe. I'd culture the woods in a tub first so you've got a decent population but it can take a while. If you want to add variety then by all means buy some dwarf tropical woods and tropical springs. I have giant orange woods in my tanks if you want something a bit more obscure .
so apart from woodlice what else can i use out the garden and what does a good job earth worms ? i just want to get some stuff in there, my viv has only been up and running a few days but dont want it to start getting dirty and smelly
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just a thought but woodlice do come out in the summer here do they not so they would wouldnt they ?
well i guess it depends what temps your reptile/amphib requires but theres quite a big difference to our summers and tropical heat
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so apart from woodlice what else can i use out the garden and what does a good job earth worms ? i just want to get some stuff in there, my viv has only been up and running a few days but dont want it to start getting dirty and smelly
http://www.reptileforums.co.uk/forum...-cultures.html I saw this the other day, could just buy some springtails from this guy (very cheap ) and pop some in, job done
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so apart from woodlice what else can i use out the garden and what does a good job earth worms ? i just want to get some stuff in there, my viv has only been up and running a few days but dont want it to start getting dirty and smelly
Some do use earthworms, I personally don't but that's just me. We do have [HTML]native springtails in this country that you can use. Other than that you're going to have to put your hand in your pocket I'm afraid .
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well i guess it depends what temps your reptile/amphib requires but theres quite a big difference to our summers and tropical heat
It doesn't matter though, as I said before european woodlice will still thrive in a tropical vivarium. Either that or I should tell the ones in my tanks that they're not behaving properly.
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