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RE: Which is better?

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Posted by: Paradon at Sun Oct 3 22:41:50 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by Paradon ]  
   

I have no documentation on this, but anyone that keeps crickets knows that an opened top or a lid with good, large, ventalation will keep the crickets alive much, much longer. When you limited the air flow, the mold and fungus spores builds up which will eventually kill the crickets. Since they are so tiny, it doesn't take much to kill them. This is why you stuffy sitting in a room with no window and good ventilation--plus, the CO2. I heard something like from some a human doctor years back.

I don't have fungus problems on the turtles.... Only fungus that were growing on the dirt and the coconut fiber. This is what happened in my frog's tank containing Eco-earth as substrate. I had to throw it out and replace it. The frog people told me I was keeping the coconut fiber to wet and that letting it dry out a bit is OK in order to prevent fungus break out. And considering a skinless frog almost looses as much water as a frog with skin intact, box turtles should do fine with the substrate drying out occasionally.


   

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