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    anybody try these in their vivariums?
    http://www.pangeareptile.com/store/g...hroom-kit.html
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    WOAH THAT'S AWESOME!
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    yea i know, right? I've read about these mushrooms before in my mycological studies but hadnt thought of incorporating them into a vivarium.

    This interests me, I think I may have to start a mushroom tank
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    A lot of people over on Dendroboard use them in their PDF tanks. Most of them actually make their mushrooms out of clay and then seal it with a glow-in-the-dark type paint. They look pretty cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MollyAttack View Post
    A lot of people over on Dendroboard use them in their PDF tanks. Most of them actually make their mushrooms out of clay and then seal it with a glow-in-the-dark type paint. They look pretty cool!
    haha, yea but these are real.

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    Yeah, still though, I wonder if it's worth the time spent growing them instead of just making them yourself? I wonder how hard it is to grow them, could be like moss for all we know, haha. And because they're fungi, would springtails and isos have a field day on them and just demolish them?

    I see the instructions also call for a "living" log, which is impossible to provide if you want your habitat to be safe for geckos... To provide a living log would mean you'd have to go get one from outside and you would be unable to bake it (as this would "kill" the log), which means you won't kill off any potentially harmful organisms on the log, which in turn would make it unsuitable for your crestie's cage. I'm sure you could use ghostwood or something though, maybe that would work as ghostwood is a very "hard" wood like the directions also call for...
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    Before I knew about the process of baking logs, I'd just scrub them really good in hot water.

    I never had an issue with them hurting my animals and I bet that won't "kill" the log. Give it a shot. I'm going to order one for a dart frog tank myself.

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    the fungus does not require living tree tissue to grow and the log can (and should) be sterilized before innoculation, especially in an indoor environment where contaminants are an issue.
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    The dendroboard folks are pretty insistent that these would be difficult to impossible to grow - although I have no idea. I do know that our gecko vivs are generally too dry to grow fungus like frog vivs, you know?

    That being said, I'd LOVE one of you to prove them wrong.
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    I'm currently designing a stoneware backdrop for my 29g tall with a waterfall feature included. I'm thinking of including a niche for holding the mushroom log half in the water feature for optimal humidity and mushroom growth in the colonized log.
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