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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:34 am

I see bamboo is on the safe food list. Would it be safe to plant a bamboo shoot in a tank? Do live plants grow in tanks and is it safe? Just curious.

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Re: Bamboo

Post by odelayheehoo » Sat Mar 02, 2019 10:49 am

I think it would be alright, as long as it isn't lucky bamboo (Dracaena braunii) which is toxic to dogs and cats as well.

I have heard of others putting organic aloe vera plants in their tanks, which the crabs will eventually pick until it's destroyed, you can't keep live plants looking great for too long, the crabs like to eat them and they aren't strong enough to withstand climbing or regular crabby activities.

@aussieJJDude is doing live plants in his new crabitat build, maybe he has ideas?
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Re: Bamboo

Post by wodesorel » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:08 am

Real bamboo is a tree-sized flowering grass that grows insanely quick. That's pretty much why it's not recommended for terrarium uses.

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Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:22 am

I didn't realize there were different bamboo. We were sitting in an office and I saw bamboo so I was wondering. Live plants wouldn't survive in our tanks. 30 crabs destroy everything! Thanks for the feedback. I learned something new today!

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Post by aussieJJDude » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:36 pm

wodesorel wrote:Real bamboo is a tree-sized flowering grass that grows insanely quick. That's pretty much why it's not recommended for terrarium uses.
This.

But the good thing is that dwarf variants of bamboo - not to be confused with lucky! - are now readily available in the nursery. They tend to max out around a 1 - 1 1/2 feet, so still rather large for many setups.

But most likely, the plants aren't going to last long enough anyway... so feel free to add it in. Bamboo shoots are the new craze to eat - for humans - as its meant to be highly nutritious.

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Re: Bamboo

Post by Xenocrab » Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:42 pm

That's good to know! Thanks!

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