live plants? other terrarium decore?

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live plants? other terrarium decore?

Post by lilhermitgirl17 » 04 Jan 2005, 09:48 am

I was wondering if there are any types of live plants you can buy to put in a hermit crab's terrarium that wouldn't hurt them, and make it a little more homelike or just nicer. it was just a thought.
What else besides something like that can I do? I have the Choya wood, pleanty of shells, sand dollars, coco hut, plastic trees, sponges, and the basic dishes for food and water. Thanks for any Ideas and Advice. :)
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Post by Wai » 04 Jan 2005, 02:01 pm

Welcome to this forum :D

I've heard that you shouldn't use any real timber in a crabarium. It might attract mites, as woodshavings does. About keeping live plants, there are a few that might be safe, but I'm sorry that I don't know which ones. I don't keep any live plants in my crabs' tank, only plastic ones that look real.
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Post by Wai » 05 Jan 2005, 01:53 am

Spoke too soon! I have found the perfect product for you! The URL is below:
http://www.thehermiehut.com/Merchant2/m ... ecorations
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Post by lilhermitgirl17 » 05 Jan 2005, 08:57 am

wow, thats a good site, thanks!

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Post by hyper.mum » 14 Jan 2005, 10:59 pm

Im in the process of adding 'live plants' to my crabitat, you can use many non-toxic plants such as:
Bromeliads ....
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Baby Tears ....
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and I know of a fellow crabber who has pothos in their crabitat ....
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Im hoping to have some pics within the next month of my completed live crabitat, will post them here for your comments as soon as Im finished, hope that helped you a little
Kellie :)
Just one word of warning though, if you buy your plants be sure to re-pot them to be sure there is no fertiliser or foreign matter within the soil, I re-potted mine in coco-fibre, watered with dechlor water and have kept them away from my pets, and wild birds, I would also recommend letting them 'sit' a while before adding them to the crabitat just to be sure that there are no traces of fertilisers or pesticides :)
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Post by Hannah » 02 Feb 2005, 07:23 am

Micheals and Hobby Lobby and Walmart sells good fake plants for climbing.
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