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Old 05-01-02, 01:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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id like to add some pothos in the top corners of each of my enclosures to aid in humidity and asthetics....are there any things i have to do when using live plants....wont they harbor bugs or somethin that i will have to get rid of??
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Old 05-01-02, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I wouldnt be so worried about the bugs as I would the pesticides. When using live plants from a nursery or such, it is best to give the plant a 30-day "quarantine" period before adding it to your enclosure. First it is best to take the plants out of its current living arrangement and turn it upside down and rinse it in soapy water, rinse all soap off, replant it in new soil, then mist the plants leaves etc for the remainder of the 30 days. Even since you have rinsed all the surface pesticides off, it is still witihin the plant for some time after so it best to let it sit a while longer. Be sure to pick a healthy, clean-looking specimen to begin with and it should all be fine.
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Geeze....quarantining for plants too!
Its always gotta be somethin when it comes to this hobby...lol

I cant wait to hear what my friends say when they see me quaranting my plants too...lol

Thanks...i guess i'll have to get on that.
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Old 05-01-02, 11:01 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If the plants are in the enclosure make sure there in a place were the snake can't try to climb it. Otherwise you'll end up with mulch and no plants!
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