HUGE amounts of Great Stuff needed - Uber viv

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Postby PGB » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:17 am

For some reason horse manure comes to mind lol :shock:

keep us/me posted on what ya find in the litter.

so do I get a prize for guessing right? LOL :wink:

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Postby RichFrye » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:30 am

Primer and spray paint.

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Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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Postby PGB » Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:31 am

LOL you made it sound so bad! hahahahaha guess manure is just on my mind right now :?

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Postby Frogtofall » Fri Apr 21, 2006 4:05 pm

PGB wrote:LOL you made it sound so bad! hahahahaha guess manure is just on my mind right now :?


Man, your hair must smell really bad. Image

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Postby RichFrye » Fri Apr 21, 2006 7:29 pm

I have no hair....thanks........

Anyway, I was a bit concerned about toxins or whatever with the paint , but so far so good.


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Postby Frogtofall » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:09 pm

I'd imagine that if you let it air out long enough, the fumes would settle. I must admint, I'd be scared too for bit, especially considering the rarity of the species at hand.

Who knows Rich, maybe someday these will become somewhat readily availble, all b/c of you! Kudos!

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Postby RichFrye » Fri Apr 21, 2006 8:14 pm

Considering all the petroleum products that are used in the herp stuff, I figured after curing for the month+ that it took to get my broms in originally , I was OK...........

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Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

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Postby Frogtofall » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:28 pm

RichFrye wrote:Considering all the petroleum products that are used in the herp stuff, I figured after curing for the month+ that it took to get my broms in originally , I was OK...........

Rich


We'll just have to make sure that doesn't happen again.

Patricia Slayton

Postby Patricia Slayton » Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:36 pm

That's truly grand, Rich. How wonderful to be able to use all those nice big plants.

PGB

Postby PGB » Wed May 03, 2006 1:20 pm

RichFrye wrote:A sample is a good idea Paul, have to do that this week some time.
I am almost hesitant to tell everyone what I covered the foam with.
Any guesses?

Rich


did you get a sample? I am sooooo intrested send it to me if ya want lol tho ur bro is the one with the lab equipment.

Why is Micro fauna on my mind hmmmm muyst be being back here thats making me wanna try something big :wink:

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Postby Dane » Wed May 03, 2006 3:40 pm

I am almost hesitant to tell everyone what I covered the foam with.
Any guesses?


Krylon?

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Postby RichFrye » Wed May 03, 2006 7:02 pm

Just "normal" car primer and flat black spraypaint.
I'll collect a sample tomorrow Paul.

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Postby PGB » Fri May 05, 2006 10:26 am

Rich any news on the sample?

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Postby RichFrye » Sun May 07, 2006 4:05 pm

Tomorrow, I promise.

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Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


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Postby PGB » Mon May 08, 2006 6:26 am

grrrr i hate being 5 hours ahead of you lol. cant wait hehe.

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Postby RichFrye » Mon May 08, 2006 10:44 am

I took samples from a few spots around the viv.
Found some very tiny ants and a lot of other insects that I can't ID right now. At least five or six tiny, tiny bugs, none of which seemed to be springtails.

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Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

My new email address is rich.frye@icloud.com and new phone number is 773 577 3476

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Postby PGB » Mon May 08, 2006 2:41 pm

Very interesting..... Rich did you bleach everything before going into the viv or just the large wood pieces?

Another example of a viv that concentrates on the frogs versus the wow factor although yet again you managed both :)

Excuse the spelling mistake i am after all a numbers man

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Postby RichFrye » Mon May 08, 2006 4:16 pm

Hey Paul,
No, I did not bleach everything before it went into the viv. That would be a bit tough.
Autoclaves are only so big, as are ovens. The sun has a great UV "bleaching" way, extreme heat swings work also, sometimes, ...
It would seem the the major culprits of the "uncureables" come from CB vivs.....
NOT to say that there are not tons of possible "natural" or WC bugs/single cells, like coccidia and possible others not yet brought to the forefront, but it would seem the major issues fall within the froggers who do not do at least the basic minimum as far as Qs go...

BTW, that is an Uyama River Pum for my AV.

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Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

My new email address is rich.frye@icloud.com and new phone number is 773 577 3476

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Postby PGB » Mon May 08, 2006 4:21 pm

yeah I was just wondering if the insects had traveled to the viv or if they hitched a lift.

lol I knew it was :wink:

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Postby RichFrye » Mon May 08, 2006 5:29 pm

If I have a ton of beneficial outside bugs wanting to get into my vivs I will have to devise a one way door system for them soon. :wink:

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Darts with parasites are analogous to mixed tanks, there are no known benefits to the frogs with either.


If tone is more important to you than content, you are at the wrong place.

My new email address is rich.frye@icloud.com and new phone number is 773 577 3476


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