What does your hobby smell like?

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What does your hobby smell like?

Postby Naked » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:29 pm

Hi guys, am back with another newb question.

I haven't heard you guys talk much about the smell involved in keeping frogs and breeding Ffs.
I have a GF that is not exited at All about my new passion.
I would like to know what to expect and as usual get tips on what to do to keep Ms. Naked's nose happy.

Naked

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Re: What does your hobby smell like?

Postby Philsuma » Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:58 pm

that's actually a great question!

The substrate / earth ect in the Vivarium should have an 'earthy' smell. Even with some water in the false bottom, there is no real 'bad' smell at all.

Some stinky smells:

Rotting bromeliads
Hydei fly cultures past the 30-35 day mark

'regular' melanogaster fly cx's smell a little yeasty - like beer. Nothing bad at all. A tiny bit 'funky' perhaps.

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Re: What does your hobby smell like?

Postby Naked » Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:07 pm

Philsuma wrote:that's actually a great question!

Thank you.

Is one type of false bottom smelly-er than others ? Egg crate vs hydro balls etc ?

Philsuma wrote:Some stinky smells:
Rotting bromeliads
Hydei fly cultures past the 30-35 day mark

Do broms tend to rot frequently ? Do you usually throw them away when they rot ?
Same thing for the FF culture ?

Philsuma wrote:A tiny bit 'funky' perhaps.

Meh, funky is ok.

Thanks

Naked

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Re: What does your hobby smell like?

Postby Dan1990 » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:19 pm

Mine just smells like earth. Moist earth. Wish my bearded dragons where like that. Lol


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