Discussion in 'You Are In: POLL Parade - Just! Poll's.' started by Crabbybeach, Jun 4, 2007.
I was wondering if you have non toxic live plants in your tank? I do.
I might someday. right now, i haven't had the time to go around the area and find nursery organic grown plants. i moved near D.C and there isn't many nurserys around here to begin with. lol
What plants do you have in there? And how positive are you that they are non-toxic?
I am 100% I have the spider plant in there I think that's what it's called. Anyway I researched it it is not toxic
ASlo this plant is a type of Palm
I checked into spider plant toxicity and found that it is listed as nontoxic. However cats are attracted to spider plants because, like catnip, spider plants are mildly hallucinogenic.
I sent off an IM to Julia Crab and Froggz as they are more experienced with plants.
My mom has LOTS Of experience with plants. I asked her and she said they were ok. Thanks anyway.
I understand your mom has experience with plants, but this has to do with experience with plants and hermit crabs, which is where Julia Crab and Froggz come into play.
Ok well you do have a point
Toxic And NonToxic Plants List Pets lists spider plants as toxic to cats. While they may not cause death, they would have to cause some issue to be listed as toxic.
There are non-toxic listings below. I suggest cross referencing those also.
Chlorophytum comosum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia also mentions a mild toxicity to the plant. It also mentions the nasa studies which would mean it's probably filtered in some contaminates already.
Hopefully the crabs will have sensed the toxcitity and not ingested any.
No that's not my plant in the picture. Here is my plant it's the small plant. Even though i have a big bushy plant of that now It's also known as a palm
You may want to be a bit more positive next time. And if your going to be putting plants in the tank you need to know the latin name for the plant, not just that its a palm. There are major differences. While the parlor palm fronds in your tank may be perfectly safe, a pony tail palm, though still a palm is toxic. The plant you have is called Neanthe bella.
Looks more like the scientific name. The place where I got them said they were spider plants.
Mislableing does happen. It even happens with pets lol. Its where alot of pre-research comes in, and tons of cross referencing to be sure of what you have and its properties. There will be some sites that will determine a plant to be safe, while others say its toxic.
It also really depends on what kind of pet your having the plant around. Hermit crabs are more sensitve than my amphibians. Amphibians also will not eat any of the plants. So I do have plants like pothos in with my amphibians that would be extreamly toxic to my crabs.
An afterthought to this thread, something I missed earlier.
If the plant added to a crabs tank has been firtilized, or had any herbicides/fungicides/pesticides used on it within the past 60 days or so, it is considered toxic for crabs because of those chemicals. If you wish to have plants in the tank, repot them in a mix of coconut fiber substrate and earthworm castings if available for at least 60 days to allow chemicals used or absorbed by the plant to be dissapated from its "system". Any plant purchased in a store (possibly except pet stores) Will have chemical residues.
So, if its not an organically grown plant, its not safe right away.
No No it was not Fertilized. I thought of that too. Also yes I got it Origanicly from a Nurserey. They said they olny water their plants.
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