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sweet smell in the terrarium
    #3001021 - 08/13/04 03:46 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Well I had two cakes go bad, one got some green and one got a cobweb. I tossed them and misted down the terrarium with 10% h2o2, I have a sweet smell in the terrarium everytime I open it. My first flush is coming in and I was wondering what I could to to save the rest of them from contams. I'm also getting lots of mutants and fatasses, this would be an air exchange problem right? The terrarium is a clear plastic bin with perlite on the bottom, it was cleaned out with 70% alcohol and the perlite was baked at 500 degrees for 30-45 mins. the cakes were dunked over night and put in the terrarium its been a week and a half to two week now. No smell untill recently. I have an air stone and a fish tank pump but i'm using perlite, would this be a problem.


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: luckytriple6]
    #3001194 - 08/13/04 04:20 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Sweet smell has always been a sign of baterial contaims for me???


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: Fucknuckle]
    #3001422 - 08/13/04 05:11 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

yeah same here, bump


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: luckytriple6]
    #3001426 - 08/13/04 05:13 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

So then you have a contaim problem then don't you


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: Fucknuckle]
    #3001559 - 08/13/04 05:44 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

well i cleaned out a smaller container cramed my cakes in and washed out the fruiting chamber, that was like 3/4 bag of perlite in the trash, i just got it too...sigh.could i do a bleach dunk even though theres pins or would this be bad?


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: luckytriple6]
    #3001563 - 08/13/04 05:45 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i noticed alot of rust from the metal lid the cakes were on, is this a prob, the perlite was all rusty under the lids


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: luckytriple6]
    #3001576 - 08/13/04 05:49 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

Sounds like mabey your perlite is too wet. I have had some bacterial problems once in my perlite because of to much water.

Here is how I get my perlite wet. Put in a noodle strainer and soak it real good ,then shake it up and down. Get as much water out as I can, then put it into the chamber.


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: luckytriple6]
    #3001663 - 08/13/04 06:13 PM (12 years, 6 months ago)

mutants are sometimes caused by petroleum products and some cleaners also.


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Re: sweet smell in the terrarium [Re: Fucknuckle]
    #3003282 - 08/14/04 03:35 AM (12 years, 6 months ago)

i'm guessing maybe i had too much water and not enough perlite...trial and error, new terrarium, old smaller one is terific


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