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PostSubject: Are stems of monkey plants and driftwood found in aquarium shops safe for scorpions?   4/29/2008, 4:34 am

I've just added stems of monkey plants into my lychas setup. Would it pose any danger to my scorpions?

Also, are driftwoods sold at aquarium shops safe?
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PostSubject: Re: Are stems of monkey plants and driftwood found in aquarium shops safe for scorpions?   4/29/2008, 9:02 am

Driftwood should be fine, as long as it doesn't have too much salt (like from a seawater aquarium or being collected on the coast). You should be able to get a lot of salt out by soaking it in fresh water.

Don't know about the monkey plants, though. I'm guessing it would be ok as long as it doesn't have any strong smells and the live plant doesn't leak anything milky-looking.

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PostSubject: Re: Are stems of monkey plants and driftwood found in aquarium shops safe for scorpions?   4/29/2008, 9:06 am

Hmm, my guess is that the driftwood are man-made, carved from wood. Hopefully they do not cover the outer layer with paint or some sort of chemical. Is paint dangerous to scorpions?

What plants are hazardous to scorpions?
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PostSubject: Re: Are stems of monkey plants and driftwood found in aquarium shops safe for scorpions?   4/29/2008, 10:16 am

driftwood is fine. ive got quite alot of it for my fish tanks. my baby scorps are actualy hiding under driftwood right now. dont know about monkeyplants though. you should mabye cut open one of the leaves or whatever and see if anything suspicious comes out.


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PostSubject: Re: Are stems of monkey plants and driftwood found in aquarium shops safe for scorpions?   4/29/2008, 10:19 am

Cool! I'll get the driftwood then.
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