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RE: [Killietalk] RE: Nothos and bottom mops
Thanks for the responses, Al and Brian!
The question that comes to my mind is - given that Nothos are annuals, and
the eggs have to go through a long period of incubation, why would you want
to do it that way ?
So I wouldn't have to mess with boiling the stinky peat, then worrying about
whether it contains undesirable elements.
Nothos will spawn in bottom mops but transferring the eggs to peat moss for
incubation is just too much work.
Why would you have to transfer the eggs? Couldn't they be incubated in the
mop? It seems like the mop could be easily dried to the appropriate level
and dropped in a sealable bag, just like the peat. I guess if the eggs
don't stick to the mop, that could present a problem.
the soft substrate of their pools in nature and peat moss comes closest.
Nothos will also eat their eggs given half a chance and they would be more
exposed in a mop and, therefore, more susceptible to scavenging. It is just
a very inefficient way of spawning Nothos.
Okay. Well, I had to ask!
Nothos will spawn just about anywhere, even on the bare glass base of a
Or bare plastic, as I've seen my Guentheri do.
A couple of follow-up questions, if you haven't yet run out of patience with
How do I "coach" them to utilize the cup with peat?
Does coir work as well as peat?
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