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PostSubject: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 12:56 pm

I understand that it does them no harm,it's just that i never used to get it but recently there's loads of it.
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 1:00 pm

mould can come from many things.. plant stuff, chunks of feeder bugs.. you name it Very Happy
clean more.. or get potting soil instead.. i dont experiance as much mould with that..

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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 3:15 pm

woodlice - they do a great job Very Happy they love mould Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 3:22 pm

tropical pillbugs is really good too.. allso eats dead feeder bugs Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 5:16 pm

LadyRiotControl wrote:
woodlice - they do a great job Very Happy they love mould Very Happy
What, they clean the mould?
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 6:06 pm

yes, as well as eating other decaying matter. (millipedes seem to do a good job, too..)
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 7:03 pm

yeah, pill bugs are great, they reproduce really well too.
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/19/2009, 8:16 pm

and they eat mites Very Happy bonus!
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/20/2009, 5:04 am

and what do the scorps think of em?
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/20/2009, 6:02 am

They don't think much of them, they just mind their own business since the janitors are busy doing their job Razz
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/20/2009, 6:32 am

Does good ventilation helps preventing mould?
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/20/2009, 9:42 am

yes it does. and occasionally ya scorpion may see the wood louse as food - well mine do anyway.
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/20/2009, 10:56 am

yeah, good venitlation will help with all sorts of problems.
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/21/2009, 5:05 am

so what, i can just get a couple from my garden and shove 'em in?
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/21/2009, 10:16 am

yeah, I suppose (I usually go into the local forest and get stuff, it seems..."cleaner")
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/21/2009, 11:47 am

alright, cheers guys

this is really cool!
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/21/2009, 11:48 am

DONT get them straight from your garden and throw them in, you need to 'detox' them first. You dont know if they have any toxins in them.

However if you want a starter colony of UK woodlice pm me and I will send you some with a care sheet
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/21/2009, 1:17 pm

how do you detox them?
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PostSubject: Re: how can i minimize mould on coco fibre?   6/21/2009, 3:07 pm

Raise them by themselves in a terrarium for a generation or two.

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