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OfflineXAZIA
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first birthday questions
    #409958 - 10/01/01 10:41 AM (15 years, 7 months ago)

i had my first birthday party about 5 days ago. i have 8 cakes in a rubbermaid terranium with perlite, my cakes are sitting on a wire mesh stand i propped so they wouldn't be sitting directly on the perlite. then i cased two cakes in straight verm and put it in a glass aquarium with perlite...

OK
first, when i put the cakes in the terranium the next day they all turned black, (freaked me out!), but now they have all turned back white and real fluffy and fuzzy...
is this normal?
second...
there are these real skinny, looks like roots from the mycelium, sticking out from the cakes and the casing...
are these the pinheads??
and third...
i looked in on the cakes in the rubbermaid terranium and saw i black speck on one of them. aupon closer inspection i discovered it was a GNAT!! i grabbed it with my fingers and removed it but are my cakes doomed now?
should i isolate the cake that i found the gnat on? or are they ok?
i spray with a 9 to 1 h202 solution and have h202 in the perlite.
any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
oh yeah i have a 60 watt flourescent light attached above both the terraniums for light, i have it on during the day and turn it off at night just so they know which way to grow.
thanx in advance!!

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Re: first birthday questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #410014 - 10/01/01 12:29 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

I'm too new to help you with most of your questions, but I do have a little "bug" input. One of my first cakes was fostered out and when I visited the fully colonized (ready to birth) cake, the foster parents had allowed an earwick(sp?) to get in the cake. He saw it the day before I visited, so that bug had lived in the jar for at least 24 hours. I had him dig into the jar with a spoon, scoop at the invader and the area around him that looked as though it had been traveled thru....which was appx 1/4 of the colonized cake. The cake pinned nicely (especially since he was using a poor man's type terrarium) and I just weighed the dry product from that first flush. He got appx 2.5 grams dry. There is no visible sign of mold or dehydration, so it seems the invader did not damage.
Hope this helps. Maybe someone else can help you with the other ?'s.

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OfflineXAZIA
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Re: first birthday questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #410159 - 10/01/01 04:17 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

helllloooo...is there anybody out there????

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Remember, EGOISM is the beginning, the source, and the root of EVIL!

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Re: first birthday questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #410178 - 10/01/01 04:42 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

First of all I find it hard to believe that the cakes turned all black and then turned all white. Maybe you were hallucinating. As for the gnat being picked off .. well you should be ok. You can not miss pins: they look like small bumps and then tey start to enlarge. They actually more swell up. Sort of like a balloon being blown up.
Keep the fresh air coming and the humidity nice and 80 percentish and light at least 8 hrs.
Good luck.



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Invisiblepuscle
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Re: first birthday questions [Re: XAZIA]
    #410279 - 10/01/01 06:20 PM (15 years, 7 months ago)

Spray your terrarium lid with Raid.



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