New to HCs-is this mold and is it ok?

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New to HCs-is this mold and is it ok?

Post by Amb1419 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:55 am

There is what I believe to be mold growing on the log, it’s green on some parts and fuzzy on other. Can someone tell me is this is ok? Or should I replace it/clean it? We are new hermit crabs and trying our best to make a suitable home for our new friends Image
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Re: New to HCs-is this mold and is it ok?

Post by wodesorel » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:04 am

It is mold. It won't hurt the crabs but if you have sensitivities it can cause you problems!

You can combat mold with salt - boil the wood in a heavy amount of salted water and allow to dry fully. You don't have to use Instant Ocean, you can use any cooking salt without additives, like kosher salt. I do several cups of salt per pot when boiling wood for the crabs and haven't had an issue with mold since.
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Re: New to HCs-is this mold and is it ok?

Post by Amb1419 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 11:14 am

Thank you! I’ll do just that


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