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PostSubject: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 7:03 am

As per topic. I have them growing on the toothpicks I tied together to serve as a perch for my Lychas Mucronatus. Any idea what are they? =/

The enclosure is low in ventilation and humid. The toothpicks seem moist too after a day. Could it be fungi?
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 7:31 am

fungi or mold. picture would help. but anyway that's nothing good.
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 7:49 am

I'll just clean the toothpicks every now and then. =/
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 8:07 am

Wood is a great host for mould and fungus. I had a bamboo skewer in one tank and the mould grew and propagated on it quite well.
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 8:24 am

Thanks for the response. =) Any way to counter this problem?
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 9:20 am

best thing would be to keep changing them or not have them.
Wet wood will always get fungus or mould

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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 10:57 am

Yep, sounds like mold. If you can replace it with something made from plastic, that should help.

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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 12:31 pm

get cork or cork bark, it resists mould
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 12:54 pm

Understood.

Thanks alot guys and the girl.
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 1:02 pm

this happened to me
once when i forgot to take a chewed up ball of cricket mush out of my scorp tank.liked like microscopic mushrooms.


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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/22/2008, 1:30 pm

liette wrote:
Understood.

Thanks alot guys and the girl.

best of luck to you. L. mucronatus are such a stunning species, I've got a pair but one hasn't acclimated so I don't think it's going to last much longer. I give them a natural water dish and the active one can be observed at night hanging out at the edge of the dish.
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/23/2008, 5:08 am

i jz had one die on me. =( how do u know that it hasnt been acclimated?
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/23/2008, 6:28 am

liette wrote:
i jz had one die on me. =( how do u know that it hasnt been acclimated?

it hasn't taken to it's surroundings, is withdrawn and inactive, doesn't eat at all...the one of mine that just died got here almost 2 months ago
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/23/2008, 7:48 am

i feel sick to the bones
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PostSubject: Re: [HELP] White blooming cotton-like substance and spots!   4/23/2008, 1:25 pm

*hugs*

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