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PostSubject: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/11/2008, 5:11 pm

I got a few pieces of wood from a pet shop last week, I put a piece in my emperors, red claw and future b.jacksoni's tank. It makes a week there in there. Yesterday when I fed my scorpions and checked on everything, I saw that there was some kind of fungus forming on the lower part of the pieces, where it contacts the moist coco fibre. Is this normal, should I discard them or leave them there. Is there maybe some other type of wood I could use, I find it nice, and is somewhat natural for them.[img][/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/11/2008, 9:58 pm

Try washing it, baking it, and putting it back in. That should kill any remaining spores and such.

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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/11/2008, 11:08 pm

it will all get fungus every three months or so i have to do it to mine that i had bought, if you do the same procedure,

wash with hot water,
dry for a few hours,
then bake at 350 for 20 minuets to a half an hour
let stand to cool down

to any piece of wood you find and put it in your terrarium
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 5:32 am

Ok, I will give it a try today.
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 6:28 am

yeah I've spotted that on my wood before and followed that procedure. But for nooks and crannies I have a dremmel and grind it out just to make sure it has gone Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 1:41 pm

but idoes it represent a danger for te scorpions??
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 2:53 pm

you could use bogwood as that is for fish so wont go mouldy and looks good
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 3:19 pm

chevy_power427 wrote:
but idoes it represent a danger for te scorpions??

i have tried to have i geuss some differnt kinds of fungus infections in my tanks, but i belive as long as they are small and wont fill up the whole tank, your scorp shouldnt be in danger..

i for once just opened a film canister where i keep L.burdoi in and found it filled with fungus but the little guy was kinda happy down there..

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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 5:00 pm

Just cleaned up their enclosures, did as electrophyste said, will check as time goes by
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/12/2008, 5:21 pm

I'm sure the mould wouldn't harm the scorpions anyway, I'm 100% sure they encounter a ton of mould in the wild.
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/13/2008, 4:02 pm

I dont even buy wood anymore. only for the fish tanks. i found some really interesting pieces. i have a whole root system from a tree and its totally hollowed out through the base and roots. tunnels all through it. i love it for my beardy.
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PostSubject: Re: Pieces of wood with some "fungus"   12/15/2008, 3:56 pm

3 days later, fungus is back, but very minimal, I guess that I'll leave it like this, and I'll redo the procedure every month or so, as long as it not exagerated.
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