Mold question

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Mold question

Post by Acohen » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:47 pm

Any suggestions to prevent cholla wood from growing mold in the tank? My humidity is usually between 80-90%
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Re: Mold question

Post by SilverHermits » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:52 pm

You could put springtails in your tank, they eat mold. Just make sure there are no escape routes out of the tank.
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Re: Mold question

Post by Acohen » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:31 am

Thank you, I’ll look into that!

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Re: Mold question

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:06 am

SilverHermits wrote:You could put springtails in your tank, they eat mold. Just make sure there are no escape routes out of the tank.
They do best/require high humidity to thrive, as they have thin exoskeleton. Springtails are naturally present within the home as well.


Otherwise, I'd suggest boiling the wood in salt water, abd salt inhibits mould growth.

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Re: Mold question

Post by Acohen » Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:49 am

Thank you!

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