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Mould lol

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Shampain, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. Shampain

    Shampain Well-Known Member

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    IMG_0112.JPG So I thought I was doing a good thing by emptying my old springtail culture in my OBT's enclosure :rolleyes:
    Nope lol my fingers needed to be close to her again, what a mess:eek: Thankfully no drama though lol
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    IMG_0113.JPG Clean :)
    Anyone had mould issues?
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    I've had a few cases, particularly in my Nhandu chromatus containers, they both had mushrooms growing too. I tried scraping it out but found it came back so I ended up rehousing them on drier substrate. I always kept my OBT on dry sub.
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    Yeah the sub is only slightly damp and drying out fast, just rehoused it about 5 days ago but it was defo a blunder on my part adding those springtails as they'd just die once the environment was bone dry lol... I had them in a tub for ages and just thought I'd throw them in lol
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    I've never used springtails sound as though I won't bother in the future either :D.
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    Once or twice. I remove them to a temp container And clean and sterilize the encoouser then set it up again.
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