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PostSubject: hmm... grass....   8/11/2009, 8:09 pm

So i was looking at some site that sells ants and ant colonies, and saw they sell grass seed which will grow in sandy loam.

So what if i put some grass seed in my scorp tank substrate?

Its seed, so no pests or chemicals really... except maybe some fungicide, but that wouldnt be consumed if the seed was embedded in substrate.
Hey, being a jungle or whatever scorpion it might enjoy it tbh, and i guess that transpiration pulling the water from the substrate and into the air might better maintain humidity...


So what you guys reckon?
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/11/2009, 11:52 pm

I reckon there aren't enough nutrients in coconut fiber to sustain much plant life.

If you're using potting soil as substrate, it could work . . . but the thick matting of roots could make burrowing difficult.

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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/12/2009, 4:44 pm

hmm. i might try it.

but if the potting soil were heated to sterilise it then surely that would denature some of the nutrients etc?
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/12/2009, 4:58 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:
I reckon there aren't enough nutrients in coconut fiber to sustain much plant life.

If you're using potting soil as substrate, it could work . . . but the thick matting of roots could make burrowing difficult.


But i think Pandinus and Heterometrus sp would do fine the the roots and the grass roots would make it exellant for making burrows because the soil would have a much harder time collasping.. Very Happy i say try it Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/12/2009, 5:00 pm

sounds cool. A grassy tank would look good. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/12/2009, 6:44 pm

oh this sounds good, do let us know how you get on
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/12/2009, 7:54 pm

Okay sure, as soon as i get the new tank it shall maybe be a half half mixture of grass and coco fibre... as in coco as one end potting siol at the other, hopefully with a false bottom too, and another, (female) emp. Perhpas a slab of slate for you-know-what too.


But ill grow some grass, in one end. will take a few weeks maybe a month or two tho before any pics start appearing.
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/12/2009, 10:56 pm

I think it would look cool. And grass is easy to control too, so why not give it a try? Oh, and was this ant website Antstore?
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/13/2009, 4:12 am

i cant remember it was one of my later night web surfin sessions.
Ill try and find it when i get off holiday.



But i diont see the harm in normal grass seed anyways.
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/13/2009, 11:01 am

2xw wrote:
but if the potting soil were heated to sterilise it then surely that would denature some of the nutrients etc?

I doubt it . . . the nutrients are probably fairly small molecules (ammonia, individual amino acids, phosphorus, etc.). The only stuff that would easily be denatured by heating are large proteins or other biological polymers.


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the thick matting of roots could make burrowing difficult.

But i think Pandinus and Heterometrus sp would do fine the the roots and the grass roots would make it exellant for making burrows because the soil would have a much harder time collasping.

As long as it's a nice and beefy adult, sure. Very Happy But you know me, when I think "scorpion" the first thing that pops into my head is U. mordax Razz

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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/13/2009, 12:59 pm

Ah, Mike's biased.
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/13/2009, 8:29 pm

Well we'll soon find out. well maybe not soon. but eventually. Im great with plants but have never actually tried to grow grass
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PostSubject: Re: hmm... grass....   8/13/2009, 8:37 pm

Mr. Mordax wrote:

As long as it's a nice and beefy adult, sure. Very Happy But you know me, when I think "scorpion" the first thing that pops into my head is U. mordax Razz

Really, would never have guessed Laughup
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