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Old 05-19-2021, 12:37 PM
Mpatte10 Mpatte10 is offline
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Originally Posted by camille1585 View Post
Have you measured the temperature in the terrarium? Temp might not be an issue since you already have a heating mat, and most plants with bottom heat can tolerate lower air temperatures than they would without bottom heat. I'm guessing it's under the bark layer, so I do wonder how much heat is actually transferring to the pots.
It is under the bark, so I'm guessing not as much warmth is getting to the plants as would be best. I just got a better humidifier so I can probably remove the bottom bark now and see if that helps.

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Originally Posted by camille1585 View Post
About a decade or so ago it (standard brown listerine) was extremely popular on the forum. It was used as a topical antimicrobial treatment and insecticide. Most of the effect is likely from the alcohol (similar to using rubbing alcohol on orchids) and I don't recall that there were negative effects on the plants.
Exactly, though I didn't realize how outdated those threads were I will let folks know how it turns out.
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Old 05-19-2021, 01:15 PM
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