I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

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I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

Post by avocadocrabbies » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:16 am

The title says it all. I linked a pic below- what should I do? Image


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Re: I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

Post by wodesorel » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:13 pm

'Shrooms happen. Just yank it out.
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Re: I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

Post by avocadocrabbies » Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:27 pm

okay thanks, good to know haha

out of curiosity, how do they happen exactly? Don't the spores need to get in there...?
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Re: I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

Post by JoeHermits » Fri Jun 12, 2020 2:50 pm

Fungi grow wherever there's food and moisture. The spores are pretty much everywhere, so there's not much you can do to keep them out.

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Re: I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:44 pm

In theory, if the mushroom isn't poisonous, could it be left in there for the crabs to eat? I'm not great at telling mushrooms apart tho. I know if it's in the grocery store it's safe, and that's about it lol!

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Re: I THINK THERE IS A MUSHROOM GROWING?

Post by avocadocrabbies » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:03 pm

CrabbyLover77 wrote:In theory, if the mushroom isn't poisonous, could it be left in there for the crabs to eat? I'm not great at telling mushrooms apart tho. I know if it's in the grocery store it's safe, and that's about it lol! Image

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I was actually wondering about this.... okay so this sounds bad, but I spotted the mushroom right as my family was leaving for my grandma’s house, and there wasn’t time for me to pull it out. I planned on it when we got back (which was a few minutes ago) AND IT’S GONE. One of my PPs is hanging out right where th e mushroom is. I’m pretty sure he ate it- and he seems fine. I don’t think there’s much i can do this at this point, honestly.


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Post by CrabbyLover77 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:06 pm

avocadocrabbies wrote: I was actually wondering about this.... okay so this sounds bad, but I spotted the mushroom right as my family was leaving for my grandma’s house, and there wasn’t time for me to pull it out. I planned on it when we got back (which was a few minutes ago) AND IT’S GONE. One of my PPs is hanging out right where th e mushroom is. I’m pretty sure he ate it- and he seems fine. I don’t think there’s much i can do this at this point, honestly.


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It sounds like your crabby had a snack while you were gone lol. I'd say, just keep an eye on him over the next day or two to see if there's any behavior changes. Otherwise, I would think he's probably fine. Maybe a little overstuffed though eating that all by himself. Image

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