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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:23 pm 
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any millipede or beetle keeper's online?
Have a huge bag of compost here that I could use and it doesn't have any chemicals or pesticides but it does say "enriched with nutrients for you plants health!" on the bag, is this saying its fertilized or just good compost?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:34 pm 
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That could mean anything, but make absolutely sure there is nothing in it which will harm inverts. It should be fine for inverts regardless of the plant additives. Compost is ok for millis which will eat other foods, but I would always add extra rotten leaves into it for them to munch on. As for beetles, there is probably almost nothing for them to eat in it, though I have heard you can keep beetles on it if you have a big tub and very few larvae as the edible bits for them appear to be few and far between.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:50 pm 
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Thanks for the info, I should've been more clear this was going to be the base for the substrate just to give it more density, I have rotting leaves aswell :D


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:36 pm 
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No worries. That sounds a fine plan, you can use coir or compost for that purpose, when I kept millis I used old beetle frass with the rotten leaves, they did well in that.


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Have the tank's setup now :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 5:43 pm 
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Just thought I'd add to this one instead on making a new thread :)
Can weed's dug up from outside be used as live plant's in a milli tank? also picked up some which I plan on using :D


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:29 pm 
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hedwigdan wrote:
Just thought I'd add to this one instead on making a new thread :)
Can weed's dug up from outside be used as live plant's in a milli tank? also picked up some which I plan on using :D



are you 100% sure that there is no pesticide on them? if yes, yes you can

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 3:58 pm 
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Don't forget that millis are not too bright, and many plants could be toxic to them....

I wouldn't risk it, unless you know the weeds are pesticide free and harmless.


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